Creating Graphic Novels in History Class

Mr. Jeff Geoghegan's tenth-grade history classes created their own graphic novels to illustrate how and why people change their minds. He gave the students a template in Google Slides and they worked in teams.
 
Mr. Geoghegan says, "They read a packet of sources as homework the night before and wrote a one paragraph summary of those sources. Their graphic novel, which was completed in one class period, was then to make a graphic novel of those sources, with each student taking one source and representing it graphically on one page of the presentation. They did a great job and really understood and owned the content of the sources."
 
Education technology coordinator Sara White shares, “The results were fantastic! The students used their own art skills as well by drawing their own images. Well done!
 
I think anytime students are allowed to have voice and choice in their learning makes for a better experience. They are more motivated and invested. Using multi-media tools brings excitement and interest to the classroom and students take ownership of their learning.”
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