Solidarity Forever: A Review of On The Ropes

By Jason Nisavic (@Teaching_Humans) My fifth year as a teacher almost began with a strike. As the contract negotiation process between our union leaders and the administration stalled out, whispers of greed and corruption began to poison the community on both sides. For the first time, the day-to-day joy evaporated and I saw this career […]

12 Teachable Graphic Novels You (Probably) Haven’t Heard Of

By Michael Gianfrancesco @tryngteacher Over the last 20 years or so, I’ve watched as a renaissance has taken place in the graphic novel medium. Educators and institutions have realized that these books can be a valuable resource for inroads to skills based lesson planning, and as a result graphic novels have found their way into […]

Review of Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love

Written By: Patricia C McKissack and Frederick L McKissack Jr. Illustrated by: Randy Duburke REVIEW Each era of American history has a distinct color and feel to it – from the black and white clad puritans, to the green camo of the boys in World War II, to the tie-died hippies marching for change. In […]

Solution Squad Review

  By Hannah Jorgensen REVIEW As I read Solution Squad, I had a vivid flashback to little 5th grade Hannah sitting in a classroom learning math. I can clearly remember learning about prime numbers and factors out of the workbooks that we always had to use and which I loathed with all of my small […]

PCC Celebrates a Successful Round of Summer 2017 Workshops (Part 2)

Between June and August of 2017, PCC conducted over 100 hours of programming at 24 different libraries, schools and community centers across the Front Range. Below are some of our favorite highlights (part 2) from our summer 2017 workshops. A tremendous thank you to the many students, PCC teachers, and sites that made these workshops […]

PCC Celebrates a Successful Round of Summer 2017 Workshops! (Part 1)

This past summer, Pop Culture Classroom was hard at work developing and running pop-culture based workshops for diverse sites and students all throughout Colorado! These workshops are all part of PCC’s educational mission to inspire, engage and ignite students’ love of learning using the tools of pop culture – including comics, board games, cosplay and […]

Webcomics for the Classroom: Part 2 (Web Comic Hosting Sites)

For all but the most financially sound school districts, it can be a struggle to convince penny-pinching department chairs to make a heavy investment in a hard copy set of graphic novels or student-wide Comixology access. Luckily, the internet can still surprise with its infinite array of resources of such high quality that they have […]