In this unit, students will examine and interpret past examples of storytelling, and will tell their own story by designing a comic book panel illustrating a momentous event or experience in their lives. As this unit encourages personal expression and imparts the significance of individuality and creativity, it was written to be the first unit of the term; it will give students a structured roadmap for the year, and will also give the teacher insight on where each student stands not only as an artist— but as a writer, reader, thinker, and class participant as well.
Bendele, Elizabeth, "Artists as Storytellers: Designing a personal comic book [6th-8th grade]" (2010). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 131.
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