Overview

Goal: Create a comic book that encourages social change towards an injustice and/or brings a voice to the voiceless.

Description: Kicking off with the Gem City Comic Con in Dayton, students will learn about the societal impact of comic books and their role in covering major conflicting issues in the United States. Depending on their course, students will spend 6 weeks, individually or in partners, developing and publishing a comic book over:

  • Government: An injustice in society, including its solution and issues involving corruption and/or gridlock at the state or national level.
  • History: Bringing a voice to the voiceless, including a perspective of one not often heard to shed light on their historical significance.

Subject: Humanities

Grade Level: 9th-10th, High School

Materials

Mastery Assessment

  • Inclusion of researched content that reflects topic for social studies course
  • Completion of portfolio which includes steps to project completion and reflections
  • Presentation of comic and portfolio at school-wide Comic Con to community members and peers

 

 At the conclusion of the Comic Con, our student panel presents their comic book creation process and answers questions from the crowd.

At the conclusion of the Comic Con, our student panel presents their comic book creation process and answers questions from the crowd.