Since its inception in 1939, Batman has been a staple hero for more than 70 years. This success has been the result of a constant evolution that reflects the social, political and historical contexts, and the changing values, attitudes and beliefs of each era.
Students will examine two key periods that have influenced the creation and development of the Batman franchise and their representation of justice:
• The Bat-Man (Comic Book, 1939)
• The Dark Knight (Film, 2008)
I have used this unit several times with my senior students and they simply love it!