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Graphic Global Conflict: Graphic Novels in the High School Social Studies Classroom

April 9, 2013

Christensen, L. L. (2006). Graphic Global Conflict: Graphic Novels in the High School Social Studies Classroom. Social Studies, 97(6), 227.

Graphic Global Conflict Graphic Novels in the High School Social Studies Classroom” summarizes and suggests discussion questions for various graphic novels that describe social and political conflicts in Palestine, Iran, Bosnia, Sudan, and Holocaust Germany. Graphic novels are defined as stand-alone stories told in comic book format. They are more serious, full-length, sequential art novels that are often nonfiction. The novels explores issues involving race, social justice, global conflict, and war with intelligence and humor. Their visual component supports text comprehension that makes the stories accessible to readers.

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