Students in groups of four will create a four-page comic and supporting personal essay that highlights a current event from the news headlines of today.
Current Version: April 10, 2017
Students are saturated with news stories that aim to sensationalize the truth. In the Comic Relief Project, students will be tasked with examining these stories critically and interviewing a member of the community about their perspective.
Students will then take an excerpt from the interview and create a four-page comic. By reinterpreting news stories into comics, students will demonstrate understanding, compassion, and empathy to the interviewees as well as the participants in the original news story.