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Virginia Geography & History (Chester Comix with Content)

Bentley Boyd (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

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Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Chester Comix

Language: English

ISBN: 1933122005

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x .2 inches

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VIRGINIA GEOGRAPHY
The first permanent British settlement in North America was also the first capital of Virginia. But Jamestown was a killer – the swampy land carried diseases that killed thousands of colonists. One winter there was cannibalism! Trace the struggle that changed the Old Dominion from a deathtrap into the most powerful of the 13 colonies and home of many of America’s Founding Fathers in this colorful graphic novel that will excite young readers, prepare students for further learning about history, and give kids insight into current events.

CHAPTER 1: 5 REGIONS
Geography is the study of the physical surface of an area and its animals, climate, and resources. There are five different kinds of land areas in Virginia. It is a state whose geography spreads from low, coastal land up to very old mountains. There is even a small plateau tucked in the corner. Chester takes to the skies in his Piper Crab plane to get the best view of all five regions.

-What can you see in Virginia?
-Where does water fall in Virginia?
-Why are those mountains blue?
-Where is the apple basket of Virginia?
-Where do those coal trains start?

CHAPTER 2: 3 CAPITALS
Did you know that Virginia has had three different capital cities in its 400-year history? Chester takes a look at the choices and goals that put the colony’s government first in swampy Jamestown, then at the Middle Plantation area renamed Williamsburg, then on the Fall Line city we now call Richmond …

-Why did Virginia have 3 capitals?
-Why was Jamestown a sick capital?
-Where was Virginia’s second capital?
-How did people live in Williamsburg?
-Why did Virginia get a third capital?

CHAPTER 3: SETTLEMENT PATTERNS
The First Americans have lived for thousands of years in the area we now call Virginia. In the 1600s people came from other continents to build new settlements across the land England claimed as a colony. Some of these settlers came by choice. Some came because they were forced to. Each group added to the culture and history that all Virginians share today.

-What groups settled early Virginia?
-Where did Africans settle in Virginia?
-Where did the Scotch-Irish settle?
-Where did Germans settle in Virginia?
-How did the early settlers shape Virginia?

CHAPTER 4: THE JAMES RIVER
One way to experience a lot of Virginia is to take a trip down the James River. This waterway touches four of the five regions of the Old Dominion, from its beginning as a trickling stream in the mountain regions to the Fall Line to the meandering, murky water of the Coastal Plains region.

-Where does the James River begin?
-Who lives in the freshwater James?
-What happens at Virginia’s Fall Line?
-How did kepone hurt the James?
-What do tides do to the James?

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.