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La Hermandad: Mirando el Futuro / Looking at the Future

Children of coffee laborers at La Hermandad coffee plantation (San Ramon, Nicaragua) ask (and draw) the powerful question, “What do I want to be in the future?”

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Here’s another project we’ve been working on at La HermandadCoffee Camp:

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Students are planning out their dreams for the future, and then

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COMICS WORKSHOP in Nicaragua

COMICS WORKSHOP is on the road again in January 2014, this time in rural northern Nicaragua!

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Spanish Music & Comics @ Hopkinton Town Library

Here are some photos from our recent Spanish Music & Comics Workshop at Hopkinton Town Library!

We learned some songs and games from Mexico, Nicaragua, and other parts of Latin America.  Then students each chose a song to arrange in comics format.  (Favorites included “De Colores”, “Cuida el Agua”, and “La Bamba”.)


Northwood, NH: CLiF Author Visit

Here are some images from a recent CLiF Author Visit to Northwood School:

Kindergarteners learn the basics of creative autobiography in comics.

A special break-out character design drawing session meets in the library around lunchtime...

Between assemblies, COMICS WORKSHOP visits a first-year Spanish class for a Spanish-language presentation of comics by students in Nicaragua.

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ELL Comics: Holidays Around the World

Adult ELL students in a NH classroom recently spent a COMICS WORKSHOP drawing short stories about holidays in their countries of origin… The comics format gave them a chance to sequence out their ideas and share some of their culture with the class, even at a very basic level of English language experience.
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HSR Comics Exchange: San Ramón Comics

Here are some sample HSR comics by elementary students from a couple of communities in San Ramón:


HSR Comics Exchange: Henniker Comics

Here are some sample HSR comics by 4th grade students at Henniker Community School; following translation and publication we will distribute them to students in their sister town of San Ramón: