Introduction to Comics and Sequential Art Lesson Plan

Since students come from so many backgrounds and experiences, its always a good idea to define some terms to get everybody on the same page.

Objective:

Students will be introduced to the concept of sequential art.  They will hear a short presentation on the definition of Sequential Art and Comics.  Then students will break into partners and arrange several images provided by the instructor into a brief story.  The stories will be posted on a bulletin board or projected using a document camera so the rest of the class can see the stories.
Time: 1 forty minute class

Resources:

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • glue or tape
  • blank paper

Activities:

Students will be introduced to the concept of sequential art through the following powerpoint:
Then, students will work in pairs and using the images from the worksheet below, create a brief narrative. Students should cut out the images and put them in an order of their choosing. They can use some or all of the panels.  Once a sequence has been decided upon, the panels can be glued or taped to a blank piece of paper.
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