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Cartoons for the Classroom

These sites feature comic strips that teachers can use in the classroom to introduce units or concepts. Includes popular comic strips such as Peanuts, For Better or For Worse, Zits, and many more. There are also biographies on famous cartoon artists and an interactive game that lets you create your own cartoon. Includes eThemes resources on superheroes and political cartoons.


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This website provides resources for teachers interested in incorporating cartoons in their instruction.
This website provides educational cartoons for use in classroom purposes.
This website provides cartoons that help teach current events; geared toward middle grades.
Click on the comic strip at the top of the page to read about the Peanuts gang. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site has a new comic strip that appears on the first and 15th of each month. NOTE: Teachers should preview them before sharing in class. The site includes ads.
This site provides information about how to make easy cartoons or cartoon strips step-by-step.
This site provides lesson plans for teachers about how to use cartoons as a teaching tool in Social Sciences, Art, Journalism and English. Five new cartoons are released weekly.
These sites are about famous comic book superheroes and their special powers. Includes Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and more. There are videos, games, and students' descriptions of their own imaginary superheroes.
These sites have lessson plans and activity ideas for analyzing political cartoons. Includes information on the use of symbolism in the cartoons and links to many examples. Learn about artist Thomas Nash, who created the symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties. There are links to eThemes Resources on using newspapers in the classroom and Dr. Suess.
These websites are about graphic novels and using comics in the classroom. There are lesson plans, activities, bibliographies, and articles for teachers. Learn the difference between a graphic novel and a comic book, and see examples of both. There are tutorials on drawing, lettering, and scripting so students can create their own characters and graphic novels. Included is an eThemes resource about cartoons for the classroom.

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