It seems hard to believe that Michael Bitz's creation has been around for a decade, but it has. And thank goodness, as the work of those involved has offered qualitative data that creating comics is a complex and very worthwhile educational endeavor.
For those interested, the theme of this year's nation-wide project is "History Goes Graphic!" A press release informs that,"Students will plan, write, and design original comic books that demonstrate a deep understanding of past events and people. Going beyond the names and dates, students use their creativity to make history come alive in the form of a comic book."
Here's a link
if you want to participate.
The press release also draws attention to a comic created in Imperial County, California. Entitled I am Migrant
, the comic "chronicles the life experiences of migrant youth and their families." That's pretty important stuff around these parts!
Labels: Comic Book Project, Hispanic, literacy, Michael Bitz, migrant