With a comic book designed to help educators teach their students about democracy and governance, CCS cartoonists are visiting classrooms in the Midwest this fall.
White River Junction, VT, September 16, 2019 — The annual Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey finds that only 26% of Americans can name all three branches of government. The Mikva Challenge and The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), two non-profit organizations, are teaming up to increase that number.
This is What Democracy Looks Like: A Graphic Guide to Governance is a 32-page comic book that will be distributed to classrooms in Detroit, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, and more this fall. This comic book is the result of a collaboration of educators and word-class cartoonists and is designed to help teachers who are working hard to prepare students to be empowered, informed, and civic-minded. At each school, CCS instructors will give away comics and work with teachers to help students gain a deeper understanding of how their government works (and doesn’t work) and how they can make a difference in their communities and beyond.
Using the power of comics to teach teens about the way our government works
White River Junction, Vermont – This Is What Democracy Looks Like, A Graphic Guide To Governance is a 32-page comic book created by The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). It is the result of a collaboration of educators and world-class cartoonists and is designed to help teachers who are working hard to prepare students to be empowered, informed, and civic-minded.
“It is hard to imagine a more important book to get in the hands of students young and old. Civics, democracy, and cartoons all in a non-partisan approach to raise people’s awareness of the real power that they and their communities hold. A funding opportunity that will pay dividends for years.” –Max Silverman, Executive Director, Center for Educational Leadership.
Starting on the 1st of July 2019, CCS will be running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to visit schools. CCS instructors will give away comics and work with teachers to help students gain a deeper understanding of how their government works and how they can make a difference in their community and beyond. The first leg of the tour will include schools in Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, with future legs of the tour branching out into other regions of the USA added as additional funds are raised.