Your Name and Title: Kim Young, Secondary Social Studies Teacher
School or Organization Name: Weston High School, Project Walk On (National Geographic Society grant)
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Teachers with students ages 10 years old+ (middle, secondary, undergraduate)
Short Session Description (one line): In this session we will cover theory, pedagogy, and sample resources for using graphic novels to teach about human migration.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Introducing discussions about human migration into your classroom, through a historic or current event lens, can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? One possible resource is graphic novels. Mirroring the continued historic increases of people on the move worldwide, growing numbers of graphic texts (memoirs, journalism histories, and fiction) are centered on migration-related topics. In this webinar we will discuss the theory behind why graphic novels serve as an excellent resource to encourage students' critical thinking and explore examples of pedagogy and resources to use when using graphic novels to teach about migration. This session is ideal for formal and infomal educators working with students ages 10+.
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