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.
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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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.
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.
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.”
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.”
Are There STEM Comics for Middle School?
As educators begin to embrace comic books, graphic novels and other aspects of pop-culture as teaching tools, we often get the question about whether any of these materials are useful for teaching STEM. The answer…
Six Ways to Use Graphic Novels in Your Classroom
So you’re an educator, and you’re wondering how to harness your students’ interest in comic books and graphic novels, to use an educational tool in your classroom? Well, the good news is, you’re not the…
Pop Culture Classroom’s Year in Review 2017
2017 was an incredible year for everyone at Pop Culture Classroom, and we want to share some highlights of this wonderful work! For 2017, in total, we spent over 328 hours working with 982 students!…
Review of The Return of Zita the Spacegirl
Written by New York Times Bestselling Author: Ben Hatke Synopsis The Return of Zita The Spacegirl is an action-packed graphic novel that features a strong and determined female protagonist. Zita, the young heroine, has been…
Opening Doors for All Students: Comics Featuring Characters with Disabilities
The push towards representing diverse groups in literature and, by proxy, in our classrooms has been rapidly gaining speed as more and more quality texts featuring the stories of people of color, different gender identities…
How Using Comics Can Improve Your Child’s Reading Skills
My name is Adam Kullberg and I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world. I (and my teammates) get the honor of helping teachers, parents and students discover how fun it can…
How to Get Free (or Almost Free) Comics for Your Classroom
Last Updated: 12/20/17 Eager to get started using comics and graphic novels to help your students improve reading skills, increase exposure to STEM topics, or just generally spark a love of learning across a wider…