I am the Anime and Manga club sponsor for grades 6th-9th. Clubs at the school are a class once a week during block schedule. The clubs are a neat combination of a traditionally student-run club and a middle school/high school class. The students get to learn about Japan’s history and popular culture through the use of anime. I get to create fun and interactive curriculum that can be enjoyed by both middle school and high school students. We watch anime, read Japanese comics (also known as “manga”), play trivia, draw, and create fun anime mementos on craft day.
I am not able to share photos of the students in the club, but here is what I can share from our “learn to draw chibi” day! 🙂 Mr. Stout the technology teacher came and helped teach the club of 23 students how to draw chibi (miniature drawings) versions of themselves. He brought books and used the projector to show the students how to draw chibi anime characters of themselves.