Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy

Graphic Novels as Pedagogy in Social Studies

How to Draw Citizenship

Authors: Letizia, Angelo J.

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  • Features a sample template identifying and applying key social studies ideas, including skills, dispositions, citizenship/social studies goals, NCSS themes, and disciplines of the social studies for use in graphic novel analysis
  • Includes exercises and writing prompts for in-class discussion
  • Presents an overview of an original graphic narrative
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This book examines the study of citizenship by means of reading and creating graphic novels and comics in the social studies classroom. The author argues that utilizing graphic novels in the classroom not only helps to teach important concepts, skills, and dispositions of the social studies, but can also empower students with the means to grapple with the complexities of our current times. From the primary school classroom through high school and beyond, graphic novels provide a rich platform to explore a diverse array of issues such as history, critical geography, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, leadership, feminism, sexual identity, philosophy, and social justice issues, as well as provide a multidisciplinary lens for discourse on citizenship. Cultivating multimodal literacy skills through graphic novels allows students and instructors to conceive of and practice citizenship in new, unforeseen ways in an era where truth is in question. To drive this point forward, the author includes examples of both his own and his students’ work, along with exercises to be used in social studies classrooms.

About the authors

Angelo J. Letizia is Assistant Professor in the School of Education ​at Notre Dame of Maryland University, USA. His research interests include student development theory and civic education.

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“By drawing detailed connections between features of the comics medium and features of citizenship, Letizia helps forge a new path in the direction of scholarship that blends comics, socio-moral issues, and pedagogy. The result is a thoughtful and relevant exploration of the ways the complex themes often addressed in comics may stimulate conversations about complex issues facing our ever-changing society.”
Justin Martin, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Whitworth University, USA

“Any teacher who places a high value on student engagement is always on the lookout for new, creative pedagogical ideas. Letizia's new book provides exactly that. His project, teaching citizenship in an age of postmodern hyper-reality through the medium of comics, is a treasure trove of creative teaching methods that will be of specific interest to social science teachers. By engaging students in reading comics and, most originally, the creation of comics in learning civics, Letizia lays the foundation for a rich and exciting educational experience. This book understands that creativity is a powerful asset in learning and I am glad to have read it.”
Daniel P. Anderson, Assistant Professor of English, Mount Aloysius College, USA

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Graphic Novels as Pedagogy in Social Studies
Book Subtitle
How to Draw Citizenship
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44252-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44252-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44251-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 238
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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