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Exploring the Americas (Chester Comix with Content)

Bentley Boyd (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

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Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Chester Comix

Language: English

ISBN: 9780972961639

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x .2 inches

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EXPLORING THE AMERICAS
See the clash of cultures as white Europeans set foot in the North American woods that are home to the First Americans. Who wins the fight for Florida? Who claims the Mississippi River – and then loses it? And why are the English so happy to find fish? Meet Columbus, Cabot, Cartier, LaSalle, Champlain, deLeon, deSoto and Menendez in this colorful graphic novel which will excite young readers, prepare students for further learning about history, and give kids insight into current events.

CHAPTER 1: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
Many European ships are sailing south and east around the continent of Africa to get to China’s silk and spices in the late 1400s. An Italian sailor named Christopher Columbus has a different idea. He asks the king and queen of Spain to pay for ships that will sail west across the Atlantic Ocean. Is there a shortcut to the riches of China? Will Columbus be lost at sea? Or will he find even more than he dreamed of?

-How did Columbus learn to sail?
-Why did Columbus’ sailors mutiny?
-Where did Columbus land first?
-When was Columbus put in chains?
-When was Columbus shipwrecked?

CHAPTER 2: JOHN CABOT
After Columbus claims this “New World” for Spain, other European nations scramble to get their own flags planted on these new shores. An Italian sailor named John Cabot tells the English king that he may have the quickest path to the new land: through the bitter North Atlantic Ocean. Will the English king gamble that Cabot is right?

-Where did cinnamon come from?
-Who does Spain pay to sail west?
-What king believed John Cabot?
-What land did Cabot discover?
-Whatever happened to John Cabot?

CHAPTER 3: THE FRENCH IN CANADA
The French quickly follow John Cabot’s trail to the northern part of the “New World.” Explorers such as Cartier, Champlaign, and LaSalle mark the Great Lakes region for France. Will these new settlements be at war with the American Indians who already live there? Or will French fur trappers find a way to live and work in peace with these “First Americans?”

-When did the French sail west?
-What did Cartier rediscover — ah, rename?
-What town did de Champlain build?
-Who paddled the Mississippi River?
-What land did LaSalle claim?

CHAPTER 4: THE SPANISH IN FLORIDA
Meanwhile, the Spanish tighten their grip on the southern regions of the Americas. Their continuing search for gold leads Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon to a land of flowers. He names it “Florida” and claims it for Spain. DeLeon also hears a rumor that Florida has a fountain of water that can keep someone young forever.

-Who was Juan Ponce de Leon?
-How did Florida treat de Leon?
-When was St. Augustine settled?
-Who built Florida’s Fort Mose?
-When did Florida join the U.S.?

About Chester Comix:
The Comix with Content Series follows the adventures of a lovable Chesapeake blue crab named Chester as he learns about history and economics. Each comic book in the series is broken down into 4 related stories. Watch as your kids build a framework of history in their memories through this highly visual and engaging approach.