Comics in the classroom!
Are you new to using comics for learning, introducing comics in the classroom for the first time or would you like a brief reminder of What makes a Comic? We’ve got you covered! Each activity pack comes with a make-it-yourself Comic Zine Template (with fold-it-yourself instructions!)
This task is an excellent tool for starting a project, or great as a stand-alone activity.
Print A3 size for best results.
Little LICAF are proud to present a diverse new series of resources inspired by three comics taken from the anthology Traces of The Great War.
Designed for educators working with pupils studying Key Stage 2 & 3; the resources are packed with a mix of written and creative activities.
Each activity can be done in full, as a mini-project that will tie in with existing areas of the curriculum, or alternatively feel free to select individual tasks to complete as standalone pieces of work.
The aim has been to provide teachers with accessible and relevant resources that support youngsters’ learning.
There are opportunities for discussion work, book reviews and creative tasks as well as specific focusses that explore mathematics, historical events past and present, and an opportunity to utilise artistic skills in any classroom scenario (no sink required!).
Follow the links below to download your 3 FREE comics and resource packs!
As always, Little LICAF are here to help; feel free to contact Hester & Sim with any queries.
We love to see what youngsters produce so please share photos of work with us too: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupils will explore the past and present through investigating World War I references, focussing on the history and symbolism of the Remembrance Day poppy, and consider what imagery would be both poignant and relevant to modern day society. Taking inspiration and visual reference from Mikiko’s comic Crimson, pupils will respond by designing and creating their own four panel Comic.
Pupils will read and respond to the concept of treasured items presented in the comic Herein! (Come in!), taking inspiration from the father, who buried his prized collection of red wine, through to the daughter, who saved the family jewels in a handkerchief under the floorboards. There are cross curricular elements with mathematics, history, citizenship and art throughout these activities as pupils focus on choosing objects of personal or social importance to place inside their Time Capsule.
The creative use of art materials will support learning and develop visual critical analysis in the classroom. Inspired by the visual aesthetic of Baudoin’s comic panels, pupils explore a creative process to engage with topical images. Through visual learning pupils develop their critical analysis to help form educated opinions on topics or issues they are studying. This activity is technique driven, using artistic materials in any classroom setting and skills are transferable to the curriculum.