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The comic book curriculum : using comics to enhance learning and life

Author: James Rourke
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Comics have more depth than might be supposed. Superman is an immigrant from another planet. Batman exhibits a high level of moral development. The Bushido code is alive and well in Wolverine, while Spider-Man's greatest strength is his compassion for others. What if these qualities could be tied to classroom topics, inspiring kids to read and learn?" "The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Rourke
ISBN: 9781598843965 1598843966 9781598843972 1598843974
OCLC Number: 503073093
Description: xii, 189 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Comic icons and heroic quests --
Superman --
Kingdom come: the heroic quest of Superman and everyman --
Batman and the moral vigilante --
Knightsend: finding meaning through suffering --
Spider-Man --
Spider-Man --
the revelation of character in times of crisis --
Wisdom and myth --
Green Lantern and Captain Marvel --
Justice and the fulfillment of Wisdom --
Thor --
Marvel's mythic hero --
The power of Thor confronts the reality of loss --
Marvel's mutants, prejudice and the faces of evil --
Charles Xavier and Magneto --
Mutant Genesis and Fatal Attractions: who shall lead? Charles Xavier, Magneto, and the burden of leadership --
The X-Men --
group dynamics and diversity --
Confrontation with hatred in God Loves, Man Kills --
Wolverine --
Wolverine --
Samurai or Ronin? --
American dreams and american nightmares --
Captain America --
Civil War and the struggle for freedom and security --
America's shadow confronted in Uncle Sam --
Teachers' tools for Superman / Kingdom Come --
Teachers' tools for Batman / Knightsend --
Teachers' tools for Spider-Man / Kraven's Last Hunt --
Teachers' tools for Green lantern and Captain marvel / Justice --
Teachers' tools for Thor / The Surtur Saga --
Teachers' tools for Charles Xavier and Magneto / Mutant genesis and Fatal Attractions --
Teachers' tools for The X-Men / God Loves, Man Kills --
Teachers' tools for Wolverine / Wolverine --
Teachers' tools for Captain America / Civiol War --
Teachers' tools for Uncle Sam --
Comic bibliography.
Responsibility: James Rourke.
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This fascinating journey into the heart of comics connects their unique blend of entertainment and wisdom with school curriculum to invigorate teachers and students alike.  Read more...


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