Our society is reflected in the comic books we read.
This giant PowerPoint of 249 slides covers 24 societal issues.
Using panels from 45 different comics (Marvel, DC, Image, etc.), this PowerPoint becomes an entry point for class discussions surrounding numerous social issues.
Each societal issue includes:
♦ Sample panels from selected comics
♦ Discussion questions for each comic
♦ Further questions that explore the issue
♦ Links to additional news articles or supplementary resources relating to the given issue
The PowerPoint could be used throughout the school year, as there is a lot of flexibility for how this resource could be used.
Issues discussed in the PowerPoint include:
1. Body Shaming
2. Mass Incarceration
4. Overcoming Ignorance
6. Oil Pipelines
7. What is Newsworthy?
10. Gender Pay Gap
13. Corporations vs. the Environment
15. Gun Control
17. Racial Profiling
18. LGBTQ+ Rights
20. Water Rights
23. Challenges Facing Girls
24. Media Bias
For other comic inspired resources, please check out:
♦ "If I Were a Superhero": Creating Students' Origin Stories
♦ "Superman is a Jerk": How to Write an Essay
♦ Ms. Marvel Unit Guide
♦ Free Editable Superhero Desk Name Tags
♦ Exploring the Hero's Journey through Spider-Man Comics
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