Comic Books: Can Superheroes Improve Reading Skills and Current Event Awareness?
Every year it seems that the summer movie season contains a blockbuster centered on a comic book superhero. These movies attract millions of fans many of whom first started their relationship with these characters through comic books. While too many comic books appear to be a form of entertainment for children containing simple text and pictures…to others they serve an important role in the education process. Research exist to support the fact that comic books can enhance both reading skills and awareness of current events in it readers.
Show a brief history of the comic book.
Give the student information to determine if comic books can have a role in the education process of its readers.
Give the student information to determine if comic books play a role in the introduction of current events to its readers.
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