Posts Tagged ‘ comics in the classroom ’

Speakers Announced For CBLDF’s Teaching Comic Books Conference!

April 18, 2019
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Speakers Announced For CBLDF’s Teaching Comic Books Conference!

Join leading teachers, librarians and authors for Teaching Comic Books, a one-day conference presented by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund on April 27!  TCB:PDX explores the values, challenges, and benefits of teaching with comics with important panels including Teaching Tough Topics With Comics, Breaking Through Barriers: Strategies For Including Comics, and Terrific Teamwork: Comics Creators Speak Up. Panelists include award-winning…

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A Marvel in Her Own Right, G. Willow Wilson – She Changed Comics

March 26, 2019
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A Marvel in Her Own Right, G. Willow Wilson – She Changed Comics

G. Willow Wilson Since her 2007 graphic novel Cairo, G. Willow Wilson has sought to represent the Islam that she knows, which is very different from the version presented in much of American culture. With the critical and popular success of Ms. Marvel in 2014, Wilson has helped to redefine who can be a superhero and reshape societal…

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Educational GNs Signed by Scott McCloud, Dave Gibbons, & More Benefit CBLDF!

March 21, 2019
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Educational GNs Signed by Scott McCloud, Dave Gibbons, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is featuring a host of educational graphic novels and resources for our donors! We’ve got some great donation premiums, including signed books about the art of comics: Understanding Comics, signed by Scott McCloud and How Comics Work, signed by Dave Gibbons! We’ve also got great graphic novels including March Book One, signed by Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and Watchmen,…

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Revisiting Preludes & Nocturnes At 30

March 13, 2019
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Revisiting Preludes & Nocturnes At 30

In November, CBLDF marked the 30th Anniversary of Sandman Issue #1 by a look back at both the praise and censorship that the series has received. The series as a whole stands as one of the most lauded works in comics, but regularly fans overlook the merits of Preludes & Nocturnes, the first volume of…

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Free Teaching Guides from CBLDF Highlight Women in Comics

March 8, 2019
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Free Teaching Guides from CBLDF Highlight Women in Comics

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day around the globe to celebrate and share the accomplishments of women throughout history and today. In honor of that mission, CBLDF has collected some of our most popular teaching resources that demonstrate the integral role of women in comics, both on and off the page. With these…

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Influential Censored Comics: Saga, A Story for Every Type of Family

February 25, 2019
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Influential Censored Comics: Saga, A Story for Every Type of Family

Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples sci-fi epic adventure, Saga,  quickly emerged as a genre redefining, bestselling addition to the comic book cannon. It rapidly picked up a shelf-full of awards from the Eisner’s, Harvey’s, Hugo’s, and even a British Fantasy Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel. Since its debut in March 2012, this  critically acclaimed…

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Bringing Comics into Your Classroom and Curriculum

November 19, 2018
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Bringing Comics into Your Classroom and Curriculum

Looking for ways to engage reluctant readers? Need gripping tales for those students with shorter attention spans? Interested in teaching visual literacy in addition to improving vocabulary and reading comprehension? Look no further than (trumpet sounds) comic books! If you are a regular CBLDF News Blog reader, you probably aren’t surprised by the idea of…

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College Courses on Graphic Novels Criticized as Less ‘Intellectually Demanding’

May 19, 2017
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College Courses on Graphic Novels Criticized as Less ‘Intellectually Demanding’

We may be biased (we’re biased), but it is difficult to see how the increased use of comics in higher education could be a bad thing. Starting with Art Spiegelman’s Maus over thirty years ago, educators at all levels have discovered the unique benefits of graphic literature in the classroom. Today entire courses built around…

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Join Scholastic Creators for Teach Graphix Week!

January 12, 2017
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Join Scholastic Creators for Teach Graphix Week!

During the last week in January, Scholastic’s Graphix imprint will celebrate comics in the classroom with Teach Graphix Week! Educators and their students will have the opportunity to connect live with Graphix creators in group Skype sessions, plus Amulet creator Kazu Kibuishi will participate in a live Twitter chat on Wednesday, January 25. In anticipation…

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