Everything you need to understand or teach Batman by Frank Miller (comics).
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is the story of one man's journey to discovering his true self and finding comfort within it. Conflicted throughout most of his life, Bruce Wayne's mission never changes. Almost without volition, Bruce Wayne is sucked back into the lifestyle and calling he had given up decades earlier. Whether it is a conscious act of redemption or not, Bruce grapples with what he must do in order to make things right within himself and within the city of Gotham. In addition, the other characters also have their own conflicts to resolve and true natures to discover or rediscover. Ultimately, only one identity can exist at one time, which is what Batman learns at the end.
The story begins as Bruce Wayne is still in retirement as Batman. It is only through a subconscious decision that he goes back to being Batman. Especially in the...
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Lesson Plans contain 148 pages of teaching material, including: