Best Digital Games for Social Studies

How Should History Be Studied? With civil unrest in several countries and historic levels of political engagement, it would seem like quality civics education is more necessary than ever. I had a person recently question me about whether games or graphic novels can really convey the depth necessary for a real understanding of history? He … Continue reading Best Digital Games for Social Studies

Social Justice Learning With the X-Men and Other Graphic Novels

In the wake of New York Comic Con, I am examining the use of comics in education. You can see the whole series, begin Educating Through Graphic Novels, or Using Comics to Teach History. One of the main reasons I always enjoyed the X-Men was because they (like Spider-Man as well) were outcasts to the world they … Continue reading Social Justice Learning With the X-Men and Other Graphic Novels

Using Comics to Teach History

In the wake of New York Comic Con, I am examining the use of comics in education. You can see the whole series. Previously I discussed the number of ways you can begin Educating Through Graphic Novels and the benefits for bringing them into your classroom. For example, Manga Classics have versions of Huckleberry Finn and Great … Continue reading Using Comics to Teach History

Educating Through Graphic Novels

In the wake of New York Comic Con, I am examining the use of comics in education. You can see the whole series. This past weekend was New York ComicCon, and, being the consummate geeks that we are, my sons and I had a wonderful time. Yes, I enjoy the videos games, sci-fi movies, and … Continue reading Educating Through Graphic Novels

Teaching Your Children & Students About the 2nd Amendment

This is the second of two posts in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. You can also read the first post on teaching children about tragedy. In the wake of tragic events, it's important to first speak to children's feelings. Eventually, though it is good for them to become more civically minded and discuss those … Continue reading Teaching Your Children & Students About the 2nd Amendment

Teaching Your Children & Students About Tragedy

This is the first of two posts in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. You can also read the second post on teaching about appropriate and fallacious arguments and the Second Amendment. In the wake of another all-too-common American tragedy, we, along with our students and children, search for answers. This is meant to … Continue reading Teaching Your Children & Students About Tragedy