[Library Media] AP students and comic books

Fawn BMorgan fawnbmorgan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 10:28:43 MDT 2017

Love it!


On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:17 AM, Justin Brooksby <jbrooksby at uen.org> wrote:

> This reminds me of an episode of Girl Meets World that I happened to see
> my kids watching last week. Lol...
> http://comicbook.com/2015/07/27/the-dark-knight-returns-
> used-as-major-plot-point-in-girl-meets-w/
> “...the episode is titled “Girl Meets the New Teacher.” Said new teacher
> is Harper Burgess, who uses Miller’s 1986 Batman story as part of her
> lesson plan, right alongside Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The dark
> and violent graphic novel is challenged by the school’s principal, in a
> showdown apparently meant to mirror the confrontation between Batman and
> Superman in TKDR.”
> Cheers,
> Justin Brooksby
> Professional Development Manager
> Utah Education Network
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> On Apr 12, 2017, at 8:37 AM, Fawn BMorgan <fawnbmorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
> The result for AP students studying classics in comic book format in this
> article was fascinating and the parallel with Americans burning comic books
> and Nazis burning any book was equally so!
> "We’re seeing a paradigm shift of people translating images more fluently
> than text — think of Snapchat or Instagram. It’s a natural shift for kids
> to move into the pairing of text and images because that’s what they’re
> given on a constant daily basis. So it makes sense for teachers to utilize
> (graphic novels and comics) more.”
> How English students are discovering classics through comics -
> http://www.deseretnews.com/865677228/
> Fawn Morgan
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