These days, we are burdened with the task of filtering out this “noise” so that we can get to the heart of matters and not be distracted by loud, preference-driven commentary. Use this lesson to promote critical thinking and introspection among your students.
Teach Social Studies with Comics
Students will begin to explore the twelve gods and goddesses in Greek mythology.
Students will explore ways in which citizens can participate in the democratic process in the United States.
Students will explore the first colonists who settled in their community.
Students will learn about the impact imperialism had on indigenous peoples and cultures from around the world.
Students will explore different cultural events throughout their state and learn why they are important.
Students will learn and explain how agriculture has impacted their state.
Students will learn how each branch of government plays a role in making sure another branch does not become too powerful using a system of checks and balances.
Students will learn about discrimination, prejudice, and the attempted genocide of Jewish people during the Holocaust and the years leading up to WWII.
Students will learn about the three branches of the U.S. government and be able to differentiate between them.
Students will investigate key events during the interwar years that indirectly or directly lead to World War II.
Students will be able to compare and contrast cultural aspects of different ancient civilizations that developed around the same time.
Students will learn how trade between regions contributed to advances in technology.
Students will understand the impact the transcontinental railroad had on the economy, environment, and culture of the United States.
Students will learn how some African American spirituals became necessary for exchanging secret messages among fugitive slaves for safe movement along the Underground Railroad.
Students will identify a current global issue affecting our environment and determine a method for resolving the issue.
Students will practice their research and debate skills by creating a comic which explains their perspective on a historic event.
Practice math skills and learn about Egyptian history at the same time with this activity.
Students will learn about the Great Depression and demonstrate their understanding of this economic downfall.
Students will understand why Feudalism was developed and the social hierarchy that resulted from this political landscape.
Students will understand how the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) maintained control over a religiously diverse group of peoples.
Students will explore the interaction inhabitants of river valley civilizations had with their surrounding environments and how they adapted and innovated to meet their needs.
Students will identify significant figures and understand why their state was founded and established.
Students will learn how the colonial regions; northern, middle, and southern differed economically by exploring the advantages of their locations and what they exported.
Students will explore the historical context from which state symbols became meaningful and symbolic.
Students will explore different inventions and innovations during the Industrial Revolution and the role these inventions had in the United States.
Students will explore the impact of one of the four major indigenous civilizations from the Americas: Olmecs, Incas, Aztecs, or Mayas.
Students will become familiar with the variety of reasons different groups of people chose to leave their homes and start a new life in America.
Students will understand the three major economic systems and explore the pros and cons of each.
Students will identify the similarities and differences between the Greek city-states, Sparta and Athens.
Students will develop an understanding of the Bill of Rights and how it impacts their lives.
Students will recognize and understand the impact resources have in the development and growth of their region, either locally or statewide.
Students will identify ideologies that led to the American Revolution.
Students will make cause and effect connections between World War I and World War II.
Students will understand the impact agriculture had on culture and daily life of peoples living during the Neolithic Era.
Students will develop an understanding of the reasons why people leave their home and begin a new life in a new place.
Students will understand the impact women had on the developing identity of the United States as it emerged from WWII as a World Leader.
Students will develop an understanding of how the Incas interacted with the Spanish Conquistadors.
Students will be able to distinguish between protected rights and responsibilities as members of their community, state, and country.