Why Comics? provides innovative educational resources, embedded with multimedia (such as maps, news articles and videos). Each resource is accompanied by national-curriculum lesson plans for various subjects.

September 19th, 2017

Young Careers & Why Comics?

Why Comics? Education Charity is delighted to have been selected as an official partner of Young Careers - a new government backed pilot designed to shape the future of careers advice in England.  Learn more about what we'll be doing with Young Careers! 

September 19th, 2017

Have you checked out our resources for 7-18-year olds?

We have over 100 lesson plans for Key Stage 2-5 for multiple subjects (designed with 7-18-year olds and their teachers). Have a browse here.  

September 19th, 2017

Read Julius’s story here!

Born Julia and Julius: When Julius was born, it wasn’t clear if he was a girl or a boy. Growing up in Uganda as an intersex person was very difficult.    

September 19th, 2017

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Why Comics? News

December 19, 2017

This week WhyComics? is featuring Zein's story, for students 7 years and up! For Zein's story, click here: http://whycomics.org/zein Despite North London being the one he has known, Zein describes the day-to-day discrimination he faced as early as ten years old. Student can begin to think of the discrimination that exists around them, and how its persistence can provide debilitating for children and adolescents in their daily routines. For younger students, issues of speaking a different language at home from the one used at school could be discussed as was the case for Zein. #london #somali #diaspora #discrimination #racism #comic #illustration #mogadishu #stopandsearch #police #northlondon

December 14, 2017

Our Education Programme Manager​, Emma,​ had a great Skype with a Human Rights Class​ (aged 14/15)​ at Santa Cruz Cooperative School, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia! The students asked some fantastic insightful questions​. Get in touch if you'd like your class to be involved too!

December 5, 2017

WhyComics? is featuring Abike's story. When Abike's children were taken from her by their fathers' family in Nigeria, she was promised financial opportunity abroad in the UK, which could give her the financial freedom to get them back. While she did manage to escape an abusive and traumatizing sitation while in the UK and be reunited with her children, the price she paid will "haunt [her] forever." Take a look at her full story, here: http://whycomics.org/abike *This is set for students 14+, however, the graphic nature of the sexual violence central to experience in the UK is most appropriate for more mature eyes* #migrant #family #comic #illustration #children #abuse

November 1, 2017

"Born Julia and Julius" is the latest animation and comic around intersex issues, produced by PositiveNegatives. Illustrated by Gabi Froden and animated by W...

October 31, 2017

American comic books have been entertaining and providing a social commentary of the world since 1933. More than eighty years on, what's the state of the ind...

October 24, 2017

Shamso's Story - A Somali mum living in Leicester is part of a series of comics called Meet the Somalis. Read more comics from the series at http://whycomics.org/shamso-meet-the-somalis

October 10, 2017

Its #WorldMentalHealthDay 2017!

October 5, 2017

Its #WorldTeachersDay 2017! Check out our #teaching resources @ whycomics.org

September 27, 2017

Come and find us at the Migration Museum Project's exhibition in Lambeth #migrationmatters

September 26, 2017

Come & find us @SOAS's #EuropeanDayofLanguages celebration happing now! #languages #comics 🇪🇺️🇪🇺️🇪🇺️

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