In my continued effort to provide y’all with a complete abecedary of cape-wearing amazingness (click here for letters A and B), I’ve chosen this next one carefully. So carefully in fact, that it took me two months to get to it. That is precision work if I ever did see it.
Here is what happened. I didn’t want to pick Catwoman, because other than being slick, cool, and a tough lady with a cool ride I couldn’t find a link to teaching. I didn’t want to pick Captain America because… well. I find him boring. I apologize now to any Captain A fans. I’m open-minded about it, he’s just so… straight-laced!
And then my super hero trainer (you know who you are) told me about Captain Marvel. Neither of us could believe I didn’t already know about him, I was promptly assigned to watch this show, and I did.
“My parents told me that if you do good, good will come.”
“No protector, you say? And yet despite enduring countless tragedies and hardships, you’ve somehow managed to protect your perfect heart.”
Thank you to Billy Batson for becoming Captain Marvel so I could be reminded of that lesson.
4 thoughts on “[An Abecedary of Cape-Wearing] C is for the Captain”
I attempted to have my students become Inquiry Superheros by superimposing their head onto the body of a superhero when we were doing some inquiry-based learning. It didn't work at slickly as I had hoped, but it was fun to prepare for and consider putting a fun spin on work that required that you be driven by your own curiosity and ambitions.
I just learned the word “abecedary.” I love the word and your theme!
I never knew about Billy and Captain Marvel…I think I'm in love with the character. Thanks for bringing it to me. xo
Loved reading your post! We teachers do have tremendous power. Thanks for reminding us! SHAZAM!!