Civil War Graphic Novel
Overview of The Civil War: Brain Pop - Civil War
We will use Bitstrips for Schools to collaborate and create the greatest Civil War Graphic Novels ever!

What is a Graphic Novel?
Graphic novels are, simply defined, book-length comics. Sometimes they tell a single, continuous narrative from first page to last; sometimes they are collections of shorter stories or individual comic strips. Comics are sequential visual art, usually with text, that are often told in a series of rectangular panels. Despite the name, not all comics are funny. Many comics and graphic novels emphasize drama, adventure, character development, striking visuals, politics, or romance over laugh-out-loud comedy.

You and your partners will be responsible for one section and/or battle to tell the story of the Civil War. Your section of cartoon strip should be accurate, informative, eye-catching and should provide a gripping telling of your story.

Use the following resources to help gather good information:
Digital History
Harper's Weekly Original Civil War Newspapers
Finding Dulcinea Civil War Links

Civil War Battle Summaries'
  • Library Books and ebooks: OPAC