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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Submit, Submit, Submit! Or, Why You Should Submit to the 2019 EGL Awards Program.

The Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards 2018 Winners

Sitting on stage as part of the Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Awards ceremony last year, I experienced a lot of different emotions. On the one hand, I was really excited by all the energy in the room and all the positive attention the awards were receiving...

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Family Fun at Denver Pop Culture Con — and It’s Affordable!

Exhibitor Applications for PCC Kids’ Lab 2019 Now Open!

The Pop Culture Classroom Kids’ Lab is back and better than ever for Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 (May 31-June 2, 2019), and we are excited to announce that the application for the PCC Kids’ Lab exhibitors is now live! Apply now through December 10, 2018 for the chance...

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Using Han Solo to Teach “The Hero’s Journey”

Using Han Solo to Teach “The Hero’s Journey”

Teaching writing is more than stringing together words. Stories have a structure. Good stories have a beginning, middle, and end. Great stories teach us something about life and ourselves. Timeless stories; those that affect generations and change how the world...

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How Can I Get My Kids Started Making Their Own Comics?

How Can I Get My Kids Started Making Their Own Comics?

Visual literacy—the ability to interpret and create visual images—is an important 21st century skill. Kids are exposed to imagery from the internet, video games, television, film, and advertisements every day, and it is important that they are able to think critically...

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