6 Tips and Tricks for Being a Great Dungeon Master

6 Tips and Tricks for Being a Great Dungeon Master

6 Tips and Tricks for Being a Great Dungeon MasterBy: Faith Ojebuoboh, PCC instructor As someone who’s been playing tabletop games for about 7 years and running games for friends, students, and newbies to the game for almost 5 years now, I know running a tabletop game...

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Pop Culture Classroom Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Pop Culture Classroom Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

By Holly M., Pop Culture Classroom September 15 - October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month! To celebrate, we’re spotlighting Latinx and Hispanic Americans who’ve influenced the history of the United States. These comics are a great way to learn American history that you...

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Page 23 Literary Conference 2020 Kicks Off October 15

Page 23 Literary Conference 2020 Kicks Off October 15

Did you know that Denver Pop Culture Con presents the annual Page 23 Literary Conference – to celebrate the most interesting academic elements of popular culture? We’ve been holding it at the live convention since our first year of Denver Comic Con in 2012. It makes...

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PopStream

PopStream

Exploring Interactive Storytelling through Batman: A Death in the Family(Plus 7 More Interactive Stories)   A New Weekly Pop Culture Show   Coming this week — PopStream, a brand-new weekly program from Pop Culture Classroom and Denver Pop Culture Con. This new...

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Celebrating the 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage

Celebrating the 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage

Celebrating the 19th Amendment and Women’s Suffrage On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Enshrining the right to vote regardless of gender, ratification offered new political power for millions of women — and heralded other...

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Tips for Victorious Virtual Learning

Tips for Victorious Virtual Learning

Exploring Interactive Storytelling through Batman: A Death in the Family(Plus 7 More Interactive Stories) By Erik Jacobson, PCC Instructor   Ask any educator or parent: the 2020-2021 school year is going to be a unique and challenging one. Right now, virtual...

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Story Prompts for Tabletop Roleplaying Game Inspiration

Story Prompts for Tabletop Roleplaying Game Inspiration

Young Adult Graphic Novels You’ll LoveBy Faith Ojebuoboh , PCC Instructor Running tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPG’s) is fun, but occasionally we as storytellers (aka: Game Masters/Dungeon Masters) struggle to plan or prepare new stories for our players. Here are a...

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Young Adult Graphic Novels You’ll Love

Young Adult Graphic Novels You’ll Love

Young Adult Graphic Novels You’ll Love By Katherine Scott, PCC Instructor Looking for Young Adult Graphic Novels can be intimidating. When I was a teenager, venturing into a comic shop felt like a record scratch, followed by silence as I tried to browse the shelves....

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Where to Start with YA Fantasy Literature

Where to Start with YA Fantasy Literature

Where to Start with YA Fantasy Literature By Katherine Scott, PCC Instructor Five books to start your YA Fantasy Lit Adventure! Listen, when it comes to real life, things are weird right now. Dystopias have dominated the Young Adult Fantasy genre for a long time, and...

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6 Anime to Keep Kids Learning Over Summer

6 Anime to Keep Kids Learning Over Summer

6 Anime to Keep Kids Learning Over Summer By Terra Necessary, PCC Instructor   Summer vacation makes it easy to sprawl out, throw on an anime, and let the day melt away. Binge-watching is an anime fan’s favorite pastime, and in the summer of COVID-19 there’s lots...

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Quarantine Cosplay: Upping Your Costume Game at Home

Quarantine Cosplay: Upping Your Costume Game at Home

Quarantine Cosplay: Upping Your Costume Game at HomeBy Katherine Scott, PCC Instructor If you’re anything like me, all this time in quarantine means new books, movies, television shows, and developing new skills. I never learned how to cross-stitch, and with the...

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The Best Tools to Create Your Own Comic

The Best Tools to Create Your Own Comic

The Best Tools to Create Your Own ComicBy Dion Harris, Pop Culture Classroom Instructor There are so many reasons to create your own comics – career aspirations, social and emotional learning, literacy building, the love of art and storytelling. And there’s even more...

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Children’s Comic Contest

Children’s Comic Contest

Children's Comic ContestPop Culture Classroom is proud to launch our fourth comic book contest for kids! Calling all parents, educators, and comic book fans! Pop Culture Classroom is launching our fourth comic book contest for kids, and we're asking for your help to...

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How Dungeons and Dragons Can Slay Isolation and Educate

How Dungeons and Dragons Can Slay Isolation and Educate

By Faith Ojebuoboh, Pop Culture Classroom Instructor Dungeons and Dragons isn’t just a game — it also helps develop educational and social skills! Using probability to think about the chances by sneaking around a fire-breathing dragon? Cooperating to solve a riddle to...

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Classroom Review of Raina Telgemeier’s Guts

Classroom Review of Raina Telgemeier’s Guts

By Madison Greenly Guts, Raina Telgemeier’s highly anticipated graphic novel and companion to Smile and Sisters, was recently released on September 17th. Based on a true story and geared towards an adolescent audience, Guts features Raina Telgemeier as she starts the...

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Five Ways Fan Fiction Can Help Your Classroom

Five Ways Fan Fiction Can Help Your Classroom

By Madison Greenly Fanfiction, or fan-created stories based on books, movies, TV, etc., has become increasingly popular on the internet. Creators use it to explore new media, to share ideas, and to connect with stories on a personal level. But fanfiction can be used...

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Using the Incredible Hulk to Teach Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Using the Incredible Hulk to Teach Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

What makes a monster? This topic was part of 19th century Gothic fiction when Robert Louis Stevenson put pen to paper, but if you ask a fan of Marvel Comics, they may instead respond, “gamma radiation.” Eventually, such a fan might get to the question that is the...

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