The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life

The Comic Book Curriculum: Using Comics to Enhance Learning and Life

by James Rourke

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$45.00

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598843965
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/04/2010
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

James Rourke is a history teacher at the Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT.

What People are Saying About This

Mark D. White

"In this fabulous and timely book, Rourke combines a fan's love of comics with an educator's zeal for knowledge. Comic books have always been rich with human emotion, morality, and conflict, and in this book Rourke shows, with a wealth of examples and practical advice for teachers, how to present this to high school students as a supplement--not a replacement--for traditional literature."

Mark D. White, professor, co-editor of Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul, and editor of Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test and Iron Man and Philosophy: Facing the Stark Reality

Tom Morris

"James Rourke does an excellent good job of showing how major superheroes and their stories raise some of the deepest and most important ethical and psychological questions we all need to ask and answer. This book will be a major help in the classroom and beyond, and will help introduce many readers into the world of classic literature through a new doorway."

Tom Morris, author of If Harry Potter Ran General Electric and Philosophy for Dummies,

and Editor of Superheroes and Philosophy

Dr. Charles Taliaferro

"James Rourke has written a masterful work that develops questions and insights about the virtues, personal identity, justice, and the meaning of life, by way of engaging the many characters and plots of the Comic Book. This is a delightful, brilliant work for students and general readers who wish to think philosophically about the worlds of Superman, Batman, and other superheroes."

Mark D. White

"In this fabulous and timely book, Rourke combines a fan's love of comics with an educator's zeal for knowledge. Comic books have always been rich with human emotion, morality, and conflict, and in this book Rourke shows, with a wealth of examples and practical advice for teachers, how to present this to high school students as a supplement—not a replacement—for traditional literature."

Tom Morris

"James Rourke does an excellent good job of showing how major superheroes and their stories raise some of the deepest and most important ethical and psychological questions we all need to ask and answer. This book will be a major help in the classroom and beyond, and will help introduce many readers into the world of classic literature through a new doorway."

Dr. Charles Taliaferro

"James Rourke has written a masterful work that develops questions and insights about the virtues, personal identity, justice, and the meaning of life, by way of engaging the many characters and plots of the Comic Book. This is a delightful, brilliant work for students and general readers who wish to think philosophically about the worlds of Superman, Batman, and other superheroes."

Dr. Charles Taliaferro, Professor of Philosophy, St. Olaf College

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