4 Ways to Use Comics and Graphic Novels to Engage Students

Most classroom walls display rules about arriving on time or raising hands to speak. Tim Smyth’s has a sign reminding students: “You’re Not Allowed to Ask Which is Better, Marvel or DC.”

Even as he sidesteps fervent debates about which comic book publisher is superior, Smyth leans into comics and graphic novels in his 10th and 11th-grade social studies classes. He believes they can offer students an engaging entry point into history and world cultures. By Alyson Klein — July 05, 2023