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Nothing to Laugh About

Gregory Adler

adlersensei@gmail.com
Faster than a speeding bullet.
More powerful than a locomotive.
Able to leap tall buildings in a single
bound.
Look! Up in...
Fighting the battle for ….
Nothing to Laugh About

Gregory Adler

adlersensei@gmail.com
I. Comic Book History
II. True Comics: A lesson plan you can believe in!
III. Online Comic Project: Making History
IV. Com...
1930s
Probably a
good issue
for
teachers to
be aware of

Though they
became
known as
“dime store
novels” this
early one
wa...
Superhero

NOPE IT’S THE
FIRST ISSUE
OF
SUPERMAN
FROM 1938 !
Waiting for Soup & Superman
1940s
Fascism
nazism
As those
Sabotage
Plans on
the
table ?
New Trestn
1950s
Senate
Hearing on
Juvenile
Delinquency

The dangers of
the Superman
Complex !
“…the crime is always real and the
Superman’s triumph over good is
unreal.”
(Comic) Book Burning
Government Not Far Behind
Comic Book Code
Comic Clean-up
Comic Clean-up (cont.)
COMICS MAGAZINE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
Adopted October 26, 1954
The comic-book medium, having come of age on the Ame...
Spiderman Fights Drug Use
1960s


Approved
by “Ghost
Writers in
the Sky”
1970s
First Issue of
Ms. Magazine
July 1972

And it was
only $1 !
Will the Golden
Lasso Make Her
The First
President to Tell
the Truth Too?

Though
10¢ then
it’s worth
$$$$$
today !

That ...
She’s come along way baby…
1980s
1990s & Beyond
The Comic Book Experience
“he takes no joy in reading …it will be hard for
him to develop into a life long learner…”
“The ...
“To the Classroom Robin”
• Resource for teacher’s of any age group
• Attention grabber for a lot of learning styles
• Dual...
True Comics
A Lesson Plan You Can Believe In
True Comics
“ Truth is Stranger
and a thousand
times more
thrilling than
FICTION”
Levels of Historical Analysis
Comic Book
Textbook
Presidential Speech
True Comics vs.
Your Textbook:
Comparing Sources
Lesson Content:
Age of Imperialism
Spanish-American War
Courses: 
World o...
True Comics vs.
Your Textbook:
Comparing Sources
Lesson Content:
Age of Imperialism
Spanish-American War
Courses: 
World o...
Levels of Historical Analysis
Comic Book: True Comics
Textbook: U.S. or World
Presidential Speeches :
McKinley & Aguinaldo
Online Comic Projects:
Making History
Comics & the Web
Humble Comics by Mr.Yang
Global Medium
Thank you !

adlersensei@gmail.com
@Tweets2Teach

Q&A
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
NCSS Presentation Nothing to Laugh About: Comics in the Classroom
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    1. 1. Nothing to Laugh About Gregory Adler adlersensei@gmail.com
    2. 2. Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman! Yes, it's Superman - strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman - who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights the never ending battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way.
    3. 3. Fighting the battle for ….
    4. 4. Nothing to Laugh About Gregory Adler adlersensei@gmail.com
    5. 5. I. Comic Book History II. True Comics: A lesson plan you can believe in! III. Online Comic Project: Making History IV. Comic Questions & Comic Answers (hopefully) Are you taking notes? Don’t worry everything’s online ! Gregory Adler adlersensei@gmail.com
    6. 6. 1930s Probably a good issue for teachers to be aware of Though they became known as “dime store novels” this early one was only 5¢
    7. 7. Superhero NOPE IT’S THE FIRST ISSUE OF SUPERMAN FROM 1938 !
    8. 8. Waiting for Soup & Superman
    9. 9. 1940s Fascism nazism
    10. 10. As those Sabotage Plans on the table ?
    11. 11. New Trestn
    12. 12. 1950s Senate Hearing on Juvenile Delinquency The dangers of the Superman Complex !
    13. 13. “…the crime is always real and the Superman’s triumph over good is unreal.”
    14. 14. (Comic) Book Burning
    15. 15. Government Not Far Behind
    16. 16. Comic Book Code
    17. 17. Comic Clean-up
    18. 18. Comic Clean-up (cont.)
    19. 19. COMICS MAGAZINE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. Adopted October 26, 1954 The comic-book medium, having come of age on the American cultural scene, must measure up to its responsibilities … …members of the industry must see to it that gains made in this medium are not lost and that violations of standards of good taste, will be eliminated. Therefore, the Comics Magazine Association of America, Inc. has adopted this code …a landmark in the history of self-regulation for the entire communications industry.
    20. 20. Spiderman Fights Drug Use
    21. 21. 1960s 
    22. 22. Approved by “Ghost Writers in the Sky”
    23. 23. 1970s
    24. 24. First Issue of Ms. Magazine July 1972 And it was only $1 !
    25. 25. Will the Golden Lasso Make Her The First President to Tell the Truth Too? Though 10¢ then it’s worth $$$$$ today ! That meant 2042, not 1972 but at least we’re getting closer
    26. 26. She’s come along way baby…
    27. 27. 1980s
    28. 28. 1990s & Beyond
    29. 29. The Comic Book Experience “he takes no joy in reading …it will be hard for him to develop into a life long learner…” “The first thing he said to me when we got back … (was) that he had read it three times already.” Scott (classroom teacher)
    30. 30. “To the Classroom Robin” • Resource for teacher’s of any age group • Attention grabber for a lot of learning styles • Dual use as pop culture primary source for an era and/or a secondary source on a history • Comic books naturally use sequence and give evidence which are CCSS themes • There is a interesting history to comics
    31. 31. True Comics A Lesson Plan You Can Believe In
    32. 32. True Comics “ Truth is Stranger and a thousand times more thrilling than FICTION”
    33. 33. Levels of Historical Analysis
    34. 34. Comic Book Textbook Presidential Speech
    35. 35. True Comics vs. Your Textbook: Comparing Sources Lesson Content: Age of Imperialism Spanish-American War Courses: 
World or USH Social Studies Objectives: 
-self-reflect on historical reading skills -building content knowledge of era of imperialism -write a reflection after close reading Methods: 
close reading; summarizing; individual & group analysis & reflection Materials: LHA Chart, Textbook, Sources (True Comics & textbook excerpts, McKinley Speech and Aguinaldo Declaration)
    36. 36. True Comics vs. Your Textbook: Comparing Sources Lesson Content: Age of Imperialism Spanish-American War Courses: 
World or USH Social Studies Objectives: 
-self-reflect on historical reading skills -building content knowledge of era of imperialism -write a reflection after close reading Methods: 
close reading; summarizing; individual & group analysis & reflection Materials: LHA Chart, Textbook, Sources (True Comics excerpt, McKinley Speech and Aguinaldo Declaration)
    37. 37. Levels of Historical Analysis
    38. 38. Comic Book: True Comics Textbook: U.S. or World Presidential Speeches : McKinley & Aguinaldo
    39. 39. Online Comic Projects: Making History
    40. 40. Comics & the Web
    41. 41. Humble Comics by Mr.Yang
    42. 42. Global Medium
    43. 43. Thank you ! adlersensei@gmail.com @Tweets2Teach Q&A
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