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(Discover Knowledge)
By Julie Ringrose

Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred *

Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred *

Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred *

Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred *

Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred *

Owl: Do nine requirements including the two starred *

_____1.* What is the secret identity of the first Batman? What happened during his childhood that inspired him to be a detective and crime fighter?

_____2.* What is the name of Batman’s younger sidekick? A number of characters have played this role. Find out how one of them ended up working with Batman.

 

Optional Requirements

_____3. Batman knows a butler named Alfred Pennyworth. Find out something new about Alfred.

_____4. Batman has many enemies. Find out why one of them chose to live a life of crime.

_____5. Watch a Batman movie or TV show. Discuss with an adult what lesson you learned.

_____6. Donate a Batman toy to charity.

_____7. Research the history of Batman. Who drew the first Batman? When was the first Batman comic published? When did the first Batman TV show air? When was the first Batman movie released? What licensed toys and games are now available?

_____8. Go online and explore the DC Comics website with your parents’ permission.

_____9. Read three Batman books. (Owls – read three Batman books and a book about Batman, such as one listed in the footnotes).

_____10. Read a biography about one of Batman’s writers, illustrators, actors, or voice actors.

_____11. Design or create the superhero costume you would wear if you were Batman’s new sidekick.

_____12. Sometimes even Batman needs help from his friends. Celebrate a superhero party with help from your friends.

_____13. Make and play a Batman theme game.

_____14. Make your own “Bat Signal” with a flashlight and black construction paper.

_____15. Make your own “Batmobile”.

_____16. Draw your own Batman comic strip.

_____17. Write your own Batman adventure.

_____18. Batman is very observant. Play an observation game, such as “I spy” or “Memory”.

_____19. Batman works hard to stay fit and healthy. Practice a sport or fitness activity to improve your skills.

_____20. Batman is a good detective. Read a real life or fictional mystery.

_____21. Batman knows about forensic science. Do a science experiment or investigation about chemical analysis, fingerprints, footprints, tire tracks, DNA, accident reconstruction, handwriting analysis, or other type of physical evidence.

 

Resources

The essential Batman encyclopedia (2008) by Greenberger, Robert

Batman unauthorized: vigilantes, jokers, and heroes in Gotham City (2008)

The Batman companion (2009) by Eury, Michael

Billion Dollar Batman (2011) by Scivally, Bruce

Batman and psychology (2012) by Langley, Travis

God on the streets of Gotham (2012) by Asay, Paul

Soul of the Dark Knight (2014) by Wainer, Alex M.

Batman: A visual history (2014) by Manning, Matthew

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