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5 Science Fiction Recommendations for the Classroom

Students can learn history and context through the imaginative visions of some of the genre’s best-known creators with these five science fiction classroom recommendations.

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Trading Card Games as a Learning Tool

Trading card games like Pokémon can offer more than entertainment. They can also help promote social emotional learning and concrete educational outcomes for students.

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Share Your Feedback and Bring Pop Culture to Your Classroom

Talk to us! Each year, we provide direct services to hundreds of students and educators in Colorado and beyond. Pop Culture Classroom will use your feedback to shape our work to promote literacy, creative self-expression, and inclusive communities through pop culture. 

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2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards: Book of the Year and Mosaic Award Nominees and Winners

These are the final nominees and winners for this year’s awards, which PCC began announcing last week. The titles were selected by juries and an advisory board of diverse professionals in education, library management, and publishing and represent the best in graphic literature across both fiction and non-fiction titles. 

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2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Winners

Pop Culture Classroom, a Colorado-based education, and community nonprofit, today announced the 2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards for its Best in Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Graphic Literature awards. Since 2017, the organization has brought together experts from education, publishing, libraries, and the arts to evaluate the preceding year’s most compelling and educationally valuable works of graphic literature.

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2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Nominees

“This year’s EGL finalists truly represent the amazing depth and breadth of today’s graphic novels, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to celebrate the publishers and creators behind them,” said Pop Culture Classroom Program Manager, Tajshen Campbell, Ph.D. “These titles deserve a place on our bookshelves and in our students’ classrooms, where they can open exciting doors to learning and imagination for readers of all ages.”

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Local Students Create Comic for Colorado Pride

“Pride is coming up, and we think this is a beautiful addition to the celebration,” commented Pop Culture Classroom Education Program Manager Matt Slayter in prepared remarks for the comic’s release. “The students of Arvada High School have brought incredible thought, imagination, and passion to this project. The finished comic is educational, uplifting, and timely.”

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International Women’s Day 2021: Empowering Women and Girls in Pop Culture

International Women’s Day is March 8, and March is also Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re highlighting the role of comics, video games, movies, and other pop culture in empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality.

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Aurora History That Pops! A New Interactive Program for Local Students and Educators

Aurora History Museum & Historic Sites and Pop Culture Classroom today launched “Aurora History That Pops!,” a new effort that offers middle and high school students interactive learning experiences that integrate education, self-expression, and play to:

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International Women’s Day: Shout Out Awesome Women and Girls in Pop Culture

This International Women’s Day, Pop Culture Classroom is highlighting the role of comics, video games, movies, and other pop culture in empowering women and girls and promoting gender equality — and you can help!

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2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards Nominations Open

The 2021 Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards spotlight the most compelling, diverse, and educationally valuable graphic literature works released in 2020

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Black History Month Pop Culture Education Resources

Pop Culture Classroom has created free original comics and shareable graphics to inspire. You’ll also find recommended reading from other sources and other kinds of pop culture that students — and adults — will love.

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6 Tips and Tricks for Being a Great Dungeon Master

6 Tips and Tricks for Being a Great Dungeon Master By: Faith Ojebuoboh, PCC instructor As someone who’s been playing tabletop games for about 7 years and running games for friends, students, and newbies to…

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Pop Culture Classroom Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Holly M., Pop Culture Classroom September 15 – October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month! To celebrate, we’re spotlighting Latinx and Hispanic Americans who’ve influenced the history of the United States. These comics are a…

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