In this lesson, students analyse the link between history and superhero stories (through the example of Captain America), and practise their reading, speaking, and writing skills.
I have selected two comic book covers that I find illustrate very well the evolution of Captain America through time, following the unfolding of American foreign diplomatic policies and issues. They are also very popular covers so please if you have any lead on more interesting/less well-known ones, don't hesitate to leave a comment with a suggestion :).
Also, to do exercise 4 on today's enemy of Captain America I asked students to read the first issue of Captain America comic book, which was published in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 terror attacks.
Click on the link or on the pictures below to see the worksheet (+ answers)
Superheroes and history - worksheet and answers
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