At the end of a novel, unit, historic event (WWII, WWI, Watergate, French Revolution, Cuban Missile Crisis, etc. this activity asks students to put the main ideas, chronological progression and summary of the topic into their own words and art.
Students will synthesize, create, summarize, identify relationships between people and events, and apply the main concepts by creating a comic strip.
Uses: Incredibly Versatile. My IEP and TAG students alike love this activity. It can work as an informal assessment at the end of a unit or just as a regular assignment. Students who can't draw just rely more heavily on words. Students who love to draw will appreciate the change of pace from reading and writing by having a unique chance to demonstrate their understanding. About half of my students go way above and beyond.
It can really be tailored to fit any subject or any grade.
Included with purchase are examples of student work on different history topics, a generic assignment that can be modified to suit your needs, and a "for teachers" directions page.