Students in the eighth grade ACE – Academic Champion Education- program are learning about the Great War (ultimately known as World War I).
To help our students better relate to and understand the events of the war, students are creating comic books to record and re-shape the events in a manner that makes more sense to their current world view. This may entail turning the involved nations into other characters – such as animals, household appliances, etc. – and/or changing the war-starting alliances and provocations into a situation that they themselves have experienced – such as a family disagreement.
“By making history more interactive and personal,” ACE teacher Mr. Kievit says, “we hope to understand the world better and learn from our past mistakes.”
Check out the amazing and creative work the students have been doing on their comic books!