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Designing a Program – Toronto Uses Graphic Novels

By: Jennifer Haines

Here are some examples of graphic novels being used at schools located in Toronto, Canada:

Jarvis Collegiate:
Grade 10 English: Maus and Ring of the Nibelung

The Linden School:
Grade 5 English: Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics
Grade 8 English: Castle Waiting
Grade 8 History: Louis Riel
Grade 10 English: Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall
Grade 12 English: Persepolis and Fun Home
Grade 12 Biology: creating a medical manual on a superhero

North Toronto:
Grade 10 English:
Same Difference and Other Stories
Scott Pilgrim Vol.1
Death Note Vol.1
Persepolis
Y the Last Man Vol.1

Grade 10 History:
Examining romance, war, and horror comics from the 50s as a window onto the culture of the 1950s.

You can download a sample unit plan for using comics to teach WWII history here.