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Poster: THE ARTS MAKE US STRONG!

Here’s a new Arts Advocacy poster in support of public arts funding; click on any of the links/images below to download & view the full-size file:

THE ARTS MAKE US STRONG! Poster
Downloads:
small JPEG (online use) | large PDF (print @ 11″x17″) | 2-page PDF (print @ 11″x8.5″)

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Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Workshop

Here are some links for our 1 Dec. workshop at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference!

CREATING COMICS

BOOKS, TEXTS, ETC.:


Henniker-San Ramón Comics Exchange: Go!

The Henniker-San Ramón Comics Exchange is off and running!  Over 20 students gathered today to begin a focused, comics-based exploration of the small town of Henniker, NH.  The comics we create during this program will travel down to San Ramon, Nicaragua as part of the Henniker-San Ramón Sister Community Project‘s Winter Delegation.


Links for Teachers

I presented my Comics Workshop for teachers at the NH State Council on the Arts statewide conference today. Here are some links for the comics we discussed:

GENERAL RESOURCES:

HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES:

SCIENCE:

LITERATURE & just plain old GOOD STORIES:


Comics Links Galore

Well, I haven’t been posting much lately because I’m using all my computer time to work on my presentation for the NH State Council on the Arts’ annual Arts in Education conference.  I want to give teachers a focused list of links and resources they can use to find the comics they need.

Here, for example, are some of the resources supplied by Dr. Bell at his Maus discussion group in Peterborough last week. Dr. Bell cited two main sources:

These two lists supply many more useful links, such as:

Here are some of the research-oriented links:

There are also lots of comics review sites in the list, such as:

Now, OBVIOUSLY I haven’t crawled through every single link on each of these pages… but I’m putting them out here so maybe a few of us can do some exploring.  Specifically, I’m looking for:

  • Neurological or pedagogical research about comics and literacy
  • Lists of comics deemed “appropriate” for specific age groups
  • Anything about comics “in the classroom” or in school settings

Thanks in advance! I hope these links are useful to you, too.

And thanks especially to Dr. Bell for putting all these links together!