Reading Guide & Teaching Resources

Image from March

“March” reading guide tailored to the needs of University of Michigan students: We invite you to use and adapt this teaching resource. We would love to hear feedback on how it works for you. Please email Prof. Michelle Bellino ( and Darin Stockdill ( with your thoughts.


Reading Guides and Resources for Middle and High School Teachers:

Publisher’s Reading Guide (written by social studies teacher and geared toward grades 6-12 with attention to Common Core).

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Reading Guide (includes discussion questions and ELA alignment with Common Core).

Common Sense Media’s review for March (Common Sense Media provides age-based and educational ratings and reviews, with user input from parents, teachers, and young people).

National Education Association’s synopsis of March (includes lesson plans geared toward civics, history, and social studies, along with other resources).

Horn Book’s “Five questions for John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell” (a brief interview with the three authors).

Representative Lewis’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington

Civil Rights Movement Videos

Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story (a 1956 comic that played an important role as a primer on non-violent resistance in the civil rights movement).