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No Support – Now What?: Where to Turn and What to Do in the Face of a Less-Than-Supportive School Administration

In the spring of 2016, I had the opportunity to draft and present to my school district a class focused on the use of the Comics medium in the instruction and application of literary theory. …

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Teaching Disability Awareness With Disabled Comic Book Characters

One of the great things about school is that, just as students learn about different subjects, they also encounter different types of people from different walks of life. That being said, not every student has…

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Comics to Catwalks: Bridging High School Theatre and Pop Culture

When I started teaching at Temecula Valley High School in 2009, I was as new to the field as I could be. I’d scarcely had my teaching credential authorized before a position became available in…

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How Harry Potter Can Help Teach About the Salem Witch Trials

The Harry Potter books are all about a society of witches and wizards who inhabit a world adjacent to ours, and yet deliberately, wholly separate. That’s why it’s such a shock to Harry Potter when…

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Submit, Submit, Submit! Or, Why You Should Submit to the 2019 EGL Awards Program.

All of us at Pop Culture Classroom (PCC) are so excited to be celebrating a new year and the 2nd annual Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards! Submissions are open NOW through February 15, 2019,…

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The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards 2018 Winners

Sitting on stage as part of the Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards ceremony last year, I experienced a lot of different emotions. On the one hand, I was really excited by all the energy…

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PCC and KidLit TV Team Up to Unveil Finalists for EGL Awards 2018!

    Friends, mark your calendars and be sure to visit and bookmark https://kidlit.tv/ExcellenceInGraphicLiteratureAwards2018 so you know exactly where to go on the big day! We’re excited to announce that Pop Culture Classroom has partnered…

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Introducing the EGL Mosaic Award

In our previous post we covered why we believe the time is right for the EGL Awards. In today’s post we begin our ongoing series that introduces each of the awards, and gives you more…

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Why It’s the Perfect Time to Recognize and Celebrate Graphic Literature

When we came together to create the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, the first question we asked was whether there was a need for such a thing; would it be different from all the other…

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Introducing the Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

Comics and graphic novels are taking a leading role in driving the circulation of libraries, and students are reading them from pre-K through higher education, in every learning environment possible. More today than ever before,…

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