Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Release Date: 1994-06-01
CAN TWO CD-ROM DISCS THAT HOLD THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE BE BRILLIANT, HIP AND HILARIOUS AT THE SAME TIME? SURE! ENTER INTO A TIME MACHINE AND BE PREPARED TO EXPERIENCE ALL THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL HISTORY THEY NEVER TAUGHT YOU IN SCHOOL. THIS CD-ROM SET IS OVERFLOWING WITH COLORFUL ANIMATIONS, AN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, VIVID 3D RENDERINGS, 17 INTERACTIVE GAMES AND DAYS OF LEARNING THROUGH EXPLORATION. TRAVEL THROUGH 13 BILLION YEARS VIA 7 VOLUMES OF HISTORY. REGARDLESS OF AGE - 10 TO 100, THIS CD-ROM TITLE WILL ENTERTAIN AND EDUCATE YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: IBM PC OR COMPATIBLE WITH 386SX/25MHZ PROCESSOR OR BETTER; 4MB RAM; HARD DRIVE; SOUND CARD; CD-ROM DRIVE; SUPER VGA ADAPTOR AND MONITOR; MOUSE; MS-DOS 3.1 OR HIGHER; WINDOWS 3.1; HEADPHONES OR SPEAKERS.
Here's a new installment of the phenomenal bestseller that Publishers Weekly selected as one of the twelve graphic books of all time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is hip, funny, and full of info. B & W illustrations.
Features humorous, illustrated accounts of the major events and personalities that have shaped history throughout the past five centuries, from the arrival of Columbus in the New World through the establishment of the U.S. Constitution.
Author: Katie Monnin
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
"Harness the power of graphic novels to promote literacy and engage all secondary students with Teaching Graphic Novels by Katie Monnin! Address print-text and image literacies, from navigating text features to creating standards-based lessons on reading comprehension, fiction/nonfiction, written response, critical thinking, and media literacy. Complete with examples from graphic novels, professional resource suggestions, strategies that can be used with any graphic novel, cross-indexes of middle and high school graphic novels and themes, reproducibles, and extra support for English-language learners. Teaching Graphic Novels was a finalist for both the 2009 ForeWord Education Book of the Year and the 2010 AEP Distinguished Achievement Award in the 6-8 Curriculum and Instruction category!"
Here is the essential guide for librarians and teachers who want to develop a quality, curriculum-based graphic novel collection—and use its power to engage and inform middle and high school students. * Photos of school libraries, classrooms, and students * Model template lesson plans by subject area * A list of recommended resources, such as professional books, websites and blogs * A glossary of common graphic novel terms * Bibliographies of quality classic and contemporary graphic novel titles for libraries and classrooms, broken down into middle school and high school curricular areas
Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: The New Press
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Business & Economics
PAPERBACK ORIGINAL From the bestselling cartoonist of The Cartoon History of the Universe comes an explosive graphic takedown of capitalism Bestselling “overeducated cartoonist” Larry Gonick has delighted readers for years with sharp, digestible, and funny accounts of everything from the history of the universe to the intricacies of calculus. Now Gonick teams up with psychologist and scholar Tim Kasser to create an accessible and pointed cartoon guide to how global, privatizing, market-worshiping hypercapitalism threatens human well-being, social justice, and the planet. But Gonick and Kasser don’t stop at an analysis of how the economic system got out of whack—they also point the way to a healthier future. A primer for the post-Occupy generation, Hypercapitalism draws from contemporary research on values, well-being, and consumerism to describe concepts (corporate power, free trade, privatization, deregulation) that are critical for understanding the world we live in, and movements (voluntary simplicity, sharing, alternatives to GDP, protests) that have developed in response to the system. Gonick and Kasser’s pointed and profound cartoon narratives provide a deep exploration of the global economy and the movements seeking to change it, all rendered in clear, graphic—and sometimes hilarious—terms.
Author: Randy Duncan
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides student journalists, artists, designers, creative writers and web producers with the tools and techniques they need to tell nonfiction stories visually and graphically. Weaving together history, theory, and practical advice, seasoned nonfiction comics professors and scholars Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor and David Stoddard present a hands-on approach to teach readers from a range of backgrounds how to develop and create a graphic nonfiction story from start to finish. The book offers guidance on: -how to find stories and make use of appropriate facts and visuals; -nonfiction narrative techniques; -artist's tools and techniques; -print, digital, and multimedia production; -legal and ethical considerations. Interviews with well-known nonfiction comics creators and editors discuss best practices and offer readers inspiration to begin creating their own work, and exercises at the end of each chapter encourage students to hone their skills.
Author: George Kovacs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Wonder Woman. Asterix the Gaul. Watchmen. These popular comics, and many others, use classical sources, narrative patterns, and references to enrich their imaginative worlds and deepen the stories they present. This volume explores that rich interaction. Son of Classics and Comics presents thirteen original studies of representations of the ancient world in the medium of comics. Building on the foundation established by their groundbreaking Classics and Comics (2011), George Kovacs and C. W. Marshall have gathered a wide range of essays with a new, global perspective. Chapters are helpfully grouped to facilitate classroom use, with sections on receptions of Homer, on manga, on Asterix, and on the sense of a "classic" in the modern world. All Greek and Latin passages are translated. Lavishly illustrated, the volume significantly widens the range of available studies on the reception of the Greek and Roman worlds in comics, and deepens our understanding of comics as a literary medium. Son of Classics and Comics will appeal to students and scholars of classical reception as well as comics fans.
Author: Smith, David
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Featuring comic book celebrities from Superman to Batman and the heroes and villains of the Marvel universe, the History of Comic Books e-Book examines the lasting popularity of comics. This nonfiction reader is purposefully leveled to increase comprehension and engage different types of learners. The History of Comic Books e-Book focuses on complex and rigorous content appropriate for middle school students. Aligned with Common Core State Standards, this text connects with McREL, WIDA/TESOL standards and prepares students for college and career readiness.