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With Cartoonist you can create comic strips consisting of professional backgrounds, characters, props, images and text. You can also combine all this with your own images. Your comic strips will be organised into a strip with several panels, which can be viewed both on the web and printed out on paper. Cartoonist contains a wide variety of themes, each with its own content. Below you will find a brief description of each of them. «The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age» These three themes lets students discuss and illustrate what life was like for human beings during these three ages. «You & Me» You & Me enables students work with topics such as relationships, friendship, bullying and emotions. «Space» Contains planets, constellations, astronauts, galaxies asteroids, telescopes and space ships. «World War II» Here the students can work on specific events and issues that took place during World War II. «The Post-War Period» The theme with the most content.

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