Just one day after the comic genius Stanley died, Eric Kallenborn adjusted the English class timetable to commemorate a man called the superhero of the superhero.
On Tuesday, Alan B. Shepard High School students in Palos Heights began to celebrate the master of literature as they took their lives away.
Kallenborn has long been an unbelieving reader of the power of graphic novels and cartoons, reluctantly engaging readers and facilitating dialogue among all readers.
Karen Bornn said that comics and graphic novels are not only a fun medium for high school students, but they are especially lovely because the Lee Myung-bak government deals with social issues.
The graphic format inspired literary dialogue about tone, character development, and artistic placement.
And the world appreciates much from Lee, he said.
"Stan Lee (from Marvel) was a brilliant guy who created more than 300 characters with the help of the team," said Kallenborn.
Among them, Spiderman, Hulk, Black Widow, Black Panther, Ant Man, Thor, Iron Man.
Kallenborn said the English class will start a new class on November 13th.
"But I thought," Oh snap. Stanley is dead. So I fixed things. "
His graphic novel lessons began to read "Miles Morales" on the new Biannual Spiderman. His film class will see "Black Panther". And his creative writing students were working on their own hero-centered short story novels.
Like Lee, he said all children will explore social issues.
"Some people think comic books are just kids' stuff, and some people think comic books are comic books," Kallenborn said. "But the real fans accept it."
They know that every superhero planted one foot in the real world. Each of them experiences conflict with their own humanity.
Kallenborn said that discrimination, hope, pride, self, race, and acceptance are all resolved through Lee 's personality.
"X-Men & # 39; is about diversity and discrimination: the X-Men mutation was overlooked, people wanted a world that was semi-mutant. It was a way to get the issue of diversity into the printout.
"I think it's awesome," he said.
When "Fantastic Four" came out, there were people asking if the language was too mature or too difficult for the children, "said Kallenborn. "Stan Lee is not trying to write a baby book, I'm trying to teach children something, and if the vocabulary gets better in manga, I'll give them more power."
Kallenborn has been promoting comic books and graphic novels as a reading tool for many years.
Anthony Corsi, director of the 218-school English-language curriculum, said: "Eric played a major role in creating and adopting graphic novels for the 21st grade, a strict constraint on traditional English classes. We used to increase participation, facilitate independent reading and as a differentiated educational tool according to student interests. "
Corsi said that Kallenborn can also use this lesson to introduce students to manga experts and participate in meetings and panels.
"Stan Lee was a tireless advocate of cartoons as a legitimate story-telling medium, and Eric was a constant cartoon champion with students, parents and administrators," Corsi said. "We are very lucky to have him."
Kallenborn announced several times at Comic-Cons and said it belongs to a group that brings together educational programs for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). He is gathering student panels to talk about their experiences in a lecture on upcoming fairs in March.
Last year, Calenhorn read 365 days of 365 graphic novels and blogged.
When he reads a graphical version of a classic such as "Les Miserables" or "Sense and Sensibility", not all English teachers are on the same page.
"I still know a few school districts where you would not want to use manga or graphic novels in your classroom." "I think it is a great loss to the students."
When asked, he said: "I ask them what they have, give them a picture book, and let them know if they change their mind," he said.
"I changed many people's minds by giving them the right graphic novels."
Ashley Rose was one of them.
Sheppard said, "I'm not big on manga, I've only seen one of the Marvel movies, so it's new to me because I have not learned manga until this lesson."
"It was very fun, and this book makes reading more enjoyable," said the teenager of Palos Heights.
Until Kallenborn took the class, I did not know who Stan Lee was.
Lee has been out of the creative business for some time, but he has been a cameo in the Marvel movie and signed the autograph at Comic-Cons, where Kallenborn met five years ago.
"I've been thinking about everything I've read and read video games made by original creators, and the social impact is overwhelming," Kallenborn said. "There will come a time when so many people will go through to really understand what he means.
"His ability to create personality, not just psychics, has sparked the interest and imagination of readers," Kallenborn said.
As a child, Calenhorn said he had read a comic book.
"But later on I did not go back to them," he said.
As a teacher, he started teaching "Hamlet" and "Beowulf" using two graphic novels.
The medium helped understand and meaning, he said.
I am currently using all the graphics related books including UDON's manga series and have nothing to do with heroes.
"It was great to be able to create this class and use this medium," he said.
"I read too much, so if you tell me what you are, I can give you a book that is guaranteed to be love," he said. "Being able to recommend graphic novels to people is now one of my super powers."
What if he could choose something else?