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The United States Consititution: A Round Table Comic Graphic AdaptationCurriculum Guide for
The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation
Curriculum Guide Written by Dr. Katie Monnin & Published by Maupin House

The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation
Written by Nadja Baer & Illustrated by Nathan Lueth
Published by Round Table Comics

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The United States Constitution is one of the most influential political documents of all time. Following on the heels of the victorious and uplifting American Revolution, the Constitution gave many Americans and their Founding Fathers a foundational, guiding document that would forever link the colonies (and eventually the states) in civic brotherhood. Perhaps, even more importantly, the Constitution would send a signal to the rest of the world about the values of living in a democracy.

Articulating how the people of one nation could use their individual voices and opinions to build a representative central government, the Constitution gave life to a system of checks and balance—a system that is today not only more than two hundred years old, but one that is also considered the ideal governing principle worldwide.

Round Table Comics' adaptation of the supreme law of the United States of America, created by the team at Round Table Companies, includes 100 percent of the original text from the Constitution as well as a narrative to communicate the concepts from one of history's most important documents. Full-color illustration throughout combines an entertaining read with the factual accuracy that readers of history expect. Adapted by Nadja Baer (Delivering Happiness: A Round Table Comic, Altucher Confidential: A Round Table Comic), illustrated by Nathan Lueth (Altucher Confidential, Everything's Okay), and overseen by former documentary filmmaker David Cohen, now VP of Round Table. Guidance provided by Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida.

After releasing a variety of graphic works based on licensed bestselling business and motivational titles, Round Table Companies is turning to the educational market and releasing The Constitution. The full-color work includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution, brought to life by illustrations that examine its creation.

Round Table Companies is best known for its line of Round Table Comics, comic adaptations of bestselling business titles like Chris Anderson's The Long Tail, or bestelling motivational titles like Robert Renteria's Mi Barrio (based on From the Barrio to the Board Room). Since 2010 the company has published multiple lines of nonfiction graphic adaptations of books by Tony Hsieh, Marshall Goldsmith, Tom Hopkins, Larry Winget, and Chris Anderson.

RTC worked with Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida, to produce a curriculum guide to supplement the comic book in the classroom. The curriculum guide has been released free of charge.

How to Use This Curriculum Guide

This curriculum guide provides parents, teachers, librarians, and the generally interested reader with schema-building information about the United States Constitution:

  • Key introductory and background information for enhancing any reader’s understanding of Round Table Comics’ graphic adaptation of the United States Constitution (as explained above),
  • Profile outlines of key historical figures,
  • A glimpse of the political climate in the 1780s, both in the United States and abroad and, finally,
  • Insights from author Nadja Baer and illustrator Nathan Lueth.

The guide next dives into the graphic novel, section by section, and it offers readers:

  • “Historical finds” that complement and enhance understanding,
  • Reading questions,
  • Writing questions, and
  • Recommendations for further reading.

Finally, suggested further readings and standard alignments for English/language arts and social studies are provided.

Katie Monnin is the authority on using graphic novels in the classroom to teach print-text and image literatices together. She is an assistant professor of literacy at University of North Florida in Jacksonville and has presented nationally at conferences on teaching graphic novels in the classroom, image and print-text literacies, and new media. Katie is co-editor of Florida Reading Quarterly. Her book, Teaching Graphic Novels, was a finalist for the 2009 ForeWord Education Book of the Year! She is also the author of Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels, a forthcoming graphic novel for teachers about using graphic novels in the classroom, and a forthcoming professional resource on using graphic novels to teach in the content areas. You can read her graphic novel reviews for kids at the Diamond Bookshelf column, “Katie's Korner: Graphic Novel Reviews for Your Schools and Libraries. Visit her blog, http://teachinggraphicnovels.maupinhouse.com for free lesson plans and other educational downloads.

Round Table Comics' adaptation of the supreme law of the United States of America, created by the team at Round Table Companies, includes 100% of the original text from the Constitution as well as a narrative to communicate the concepts from one of history's most important documents. Full color illustration throughout combines an entertaining read with the factual accuracy that readers of history expect. Adapted by Nadja Baer (Delivering Happiness: A Round Table Comic, Altucher Confidential: A Round Table Comic), illustrated by Nathan Lueth (Altucher Confidential, Everything's Okay), and overseen by former documentary filmmaker David Cohen, now VP of Round Table. Guidance provided by Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida.

 

After releasing a variety of graphic works based on licensed bestselling business and motivational titles, Round Table Companies is turning to the educational market and releasing The Constitution. The full-color work includes the full text of the U.S. Constitution, brought to life by illustrations that examine its creation.

 

Round Table Companies is best known for its line of Round Table Comics, comic adaptations of bestselling business titles like Chris Anderson's The Long Tail, or bestelling motivational titles like Robert Renteria's Mi Barrio (based on From the Barrio to the Board Room). Since 2010 the company has published multiple lines of nonfiction graphic adaptations of books by Tony Hsieh, Marshall Goldsmith, Tom Hopkins, Larry Winget and Chris Anderson.

 

RTC worked with Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida, to produce a curriculum guide to supplement the comic book in the classroom. The curriculum guide has been released free of charge.

 

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