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Constitutional Comics (by Melissa McHugh)

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Check out this cool comics interpretation of the preamble of the US Constitution, sent in by student teacher Melissa McHugh Read the rest of this entry »


“John Weeks 1911” Comics+Music Video!

Here’s a new BIG PAWS video about John Wingate Weeks and the Weeks Act of 1911!

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Mini-Comic: “The Weeks Act Story” (Online Version)

ONLINE VERSION:
8.5″x14″ proportions (legal size) ~ 4 pages
(click each image to download)
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Comic: “What Is the Weeks Act?”

This mini-comic is part of our Weeks Act Centennial programming.

NOTE: Permission is granted to distribute these comics for educational purposes, as long as you maintain the copyright notice & credit Marek Bennett, with a link to www.marekbennett.com from any online use.

PRINTABLE VERSION:
8.5″x14″ paper (legal size) ~ 1 page
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Mini-Comic: “The Weeks Act Story”

This mini-comic is part of our Weeks Act Centennial programming.  (MOST RECENT UPDATE: 30 March 2011)

NOTE: Permission is granted to distribute these comics for educational purposes, as long as you maintain the copyright notice & credit Marek Bennett, with a link to www.marekbennett.com from any online use.

PRINTABLE VERSION:
8.5″x11″ paper (letter size) ~ 2 pages
(Click to download PDF version)

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NH Constitution: Article 83

Article 83 of the NH Constitution addresses literature & the arts in education (as well as corporations, trade, monopolies & other items).   This comics adaptation presents the first half of the article.  Please post it in your classroom, & share it with your friends & state legislators!
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See also: Full text of HB 39, which in 2011 attempted to REMOVE arts & other subjects from the required public school curriculum!)

NH CONSTITUTION: ARTICLE 83
Downloads: ~ small JPG (online use) ~ large JPG (online or print use) ~ Fullsize PDF (print use)

NOTE: Permission is granted to distribute these comics for educational & advocacy purposes, as long as you maintain the copyright notice & credit Marek Bennett, with a link to www.marekbennett.com from any online use.

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Henniker: "Manga Blast" Issues Set to Print

Here are sample cover images from the class-wide manga digests created by sixth grade students at the Henniker Community School:
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Each digest contains 3-6 original manga adaptations of Japanese folk tales by the students. The entire collection is around 300 pages long! The volumes will be released to the school on a weekly schedule, class by class, issue by issue, during the Spring.

Congratulations to these hard-working mangaka students (and teachers)!