From Superheroes to Syrian Refugees: Teaching Comics and Graphic Novels With Resources From The New York Times


On this site, we’re all about visual literacy, and some of our most popular features — from our Monday What’s Going On in This Picture? photojournalism exercise to our Friday Film Club to our daily Picture Prompts — were invented to use great New York Times multimedia storytelling to help students better understand the news, our culture and how current events can relate to their lives.But as more and more schools are teaching with graphic novels, as a superhero movie has become such a hit that educators on Twitter are collaborating on a #WakandaCurriculum, and as our own newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting done in the form of a comic strip, we decided it was time for the comics genre to get its own lesson plan.

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