Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Life of Buddha Comic Strip Project

Can you demonstrate what you have learned about the story of Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha) 
by encapsulating his life in a comic strip, like famed cartoonist and animator Osamu Tezuka did above?

Today's Learning Objective  Know the life and moral teachings of the Buddha. 

Introducing the Comic Strip  Many of you are familiar with comics and comic books, which generally feature a story told a series of panels which include illustrations and dialogue. See an example of the classic "Garfield" comic strip below.

The Life Buddha Comic Strip Project  Today you will begin working on creating a comic strip of focused on the Buddha, as a way of demonstrating what you have learned so far about his life and teachings. Before you can begin working on your comic strip, however, you must complete your Buddha Comic Strip Story Board, which is located in your Social Studies Google Classroom. Once you have your comic planned out, you can begin drawing and designing one in the classic style using paper and colored pencils and markers.

The Life of Buddha Comic Strip Rubric (which can also be found in your Social Studies Google Classroom) explains the various criteria you must meet in order for your comic to be considered 'Proficient' work. 

Below you can find an example panel of a student who chose to make his comic by hand.

An example of a hand-drawn comic strip panel.

Whether you are doing your comic by hand or digitally, please let me know how I can support you. A completed 'Life of Buddha Comic Strip' will be due on WednesdayApril 12.

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