Using graphic novels to teach is more than a comic idea

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From popular classics like Art Spiegelman’s Maus to more niche titles, such as Peter Sís’ The Wall: growing up behind the iron curtain, graphic novels are used in history classrooms up and down the country, offering a fresh way of captivating pupils with stories of the past.

The graphic novel works so well as a supplementary teaching tool in classrooms because it can tell a story in a way different to other mediums, as text and image are combined to provide a narrative that brings topics alive.

This was why I suggested that, on the Runaway Slaves in 18th Century Britain project at the ...

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