Ernesto Che Guevara was passionate about bringing freedom and equality to poor and oppressed people throughout the world. Che was born in Argentina and gained fame for his role in the Cuban revolution alongside Fidel Castro. But his commitment was not bound by any country or nationality. Che was willing to give his life for the cause of freedom anywhere in the world. But there was a dark side to the guerilla warrior. Che had no problem using force to attain his idea of the perfect society. Never compromising his beliefs, Che became an iconic figure, arguably the best-known revolutionary in history. Lexile 900
5 SHORT PLAYS FOR THE CLASSROOM WITH BACKGROUND INFORMATION, WRITING PROMPTS, AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIESThe five exciting, fact-based plays in this great classroom resource will cause a revolution in the way your students learn American History! They'll gain new insights into the people and events in our history as they read plays about the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, Tories and Loyalists, the Battle of Yorktown, and Crossing the Delaware. Also includes great writing prompts, discussion questions, and creative activity ideas.
Why did guys in powdered wigs argue over a breakfast beverage?!?! Chester the Crab shows the road to the American Revolution -- how money arguments became political arguments and then became shooting arguments. The colonial conflict begins in the French and Indian War, then moves to the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party and finally follows Paul Revere towards the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
Publisher: Chester Comix
Product ID: CTC9781933122663
Grades: Grades 3 - 6
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 11.12 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781933122663
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780972961660
The end of the American Civil War is not the end of the conflict between Northern states and Southern states. The battlefield shooting is over, but the political arguments about civil rights go on sometimes with new violence between whites and black citizens. It is a confusing and dark time as Americans try to put their broken nation back together. The lessons learned and missed - in the Reconstruction Era will affect American history for another 100 years. This graphic novel will make sense of the social and political swirl at the end of the 1800s.
The sailor who helped plant the first permanent English settlement in North America was a real pirate of the Caribbean! The businessmen who paid for the colony wanted to discover gold. Captain John Smith never married Pocahontas. And the colony never made its own coins - so people traded tobacco leaves. Find out the true story of the 1607 adventure by going on the Jamestown Journey -- your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
The Battle of Vicksburg opens the entire Mississippi River to Union shipping. The Battle of Gettysburg ends the Confederate invasion of the North and is the turning point in the war. Union soldiers burn Atlanta and many Southern farms on their arch to the Sea.The fighting comes to a close after a long siege of Petersburg near Richmond. And Chester the Crab answers the question: Was Confederate President Jeff Davis captured wearing a dress? Your reluctant reader will love this colorful graphic novel.
The fight that split the United States begins! Chester the Crab traces the way states seceded from the Union, shows the attack on Fort Sumter that began the fighting, witnesses Stonewall Jackson's victory at the First Battle of Manassas and steers through the Battle of the Ironclads in Virginia and the Battle of Antietam in Maryland. Your reluctant reader will love this colorful graphic novel.
How did the Oregon Trail help make butter for the settlers pushing west? Why didn't the man who started the gold rush in California get rich? Are Chinese workers successful when they go on strike to get more money for building the Transcontinental Railroad? And what happens when George Custer counts 800 Sioux warriors and ends up facing 3,500? Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel.
Chester the Crab meets some of the people who helped create the United States of America as a bold and independent nation. Sometimes that creation of a new kind of government was messy. There were fights and arguments. The biographies of these people - Patrick Henry, John Marshall, George Washington - also show how they set in motion debates that we still have today about what it means to be American. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
Here are the high points in the battles of the American Revolution: John Paul Jones on the sea, the Battle of Saratoga that convinced France to help the patriots, the Battle of Monmouth, the hit-and-run fighting of Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion and the Battle of Yorktown. But this colorful graphic novel also highlights the role women and blacks played in George Washington's military campaigns against the British.
The complicated ideas behind the United States Constitution are described through adventure heroes! John Locke describes our rights in a state of nature from his perch on a vine as lord of a jungle. John Peter Zenger tests freedom of speech as a mild-mannered journalist from another land. Thomas Jefferson erects a statue for religious freedom, separating church from state. Finally, the writing of the plan for our government is told as a quest to build a new starship for Captain Washington, Mr. Madison and George "Bones" Mason. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
The struggle for freedom grows in the years before the Civil War. Witness Nat Turner's Revolt, the largest slave uprising in United States history. See how the land grab of the Mexican War opens the West to the arguments between free states and slave states in the East. Hear the arguments in Dred Scott's legal battle for freedom, and the Supreme Court's decision that he was not a man but a piece of property. With hope of compromise dwindling, John Brown raids a weapons factory to start a slave revolution and sparks the Civil War. Your reluctant reader will love this colorful graphic novel.
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 funny, colorful graphic novel!
Chester the Crab meets the first people to live in North America. He traces the cultures of the Anasazi and Pueblo in the Southwest, the Nootka and Kwakiutl in the Northwest, the Plains Indians in the Midwest, the Mound Builders in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys and the Iroquois in the East - and their clash with European settlers and explorers!
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. This funny, colorful graphic novel includes a chapter looking closely at the regions of the state and another that examines the early settlement patterns of different groups.
Chester the Crab takes you on a trip through the ancient and powerful African kingdoms of Egypt and Mali in this look at cultures that have contributed a lot to the diversity of modern America. See how trade bound these Africans to other Mediterranean societies. And then watch as European sailors begin dealing with African slave traders to send millions of people against their will to North America in "The Middle Passage." Your reluctant reader will love this colorful graphic novel.
Most adults agree that one goal of social studies education is to build better citizens. Chester the Crab can help! The four chapters in this graphic novel turn political theory into funny and active visual examples - from forming a new government on an alien planet to passing a law to power bicycles with solar energy. Included are chapters on how we elect a president and what the parts of a presidential cabinet are.
Chester spans the globe to tell the story of World War 2 and the struggle of democratic nations against fascist nations trying to supply easy answers at the end of a gun. From the invasion of Poland to the atomic bombs on Japan, this colorful graphic novel will excite reluctant readers, prepare students for standardized tests in history, and help homeschooling parents.
Get all 27 of Chester's comic adventures through time! This bundles more than 650 pages of exciting and funny non-fiction storytelling.Please note that this product contains a number of eBooks inside one zipped folder (280mb) for download. Also available for download is a PDF that lists all of the included titles.
America was founded on the ideas practiced by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Follow Chester the Crab as he helps a runner in the Olympics, visits a theater with Poseidon, goes to war with Alexander the Great, enlists in the Roman legion, builds an arch for an aqueduct and outraces the lava from Mount Vesuvius. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
Americans like to tell stories about larger-than-life characters that match the grand landscape of our continent. This book of Chester the Crab's adventures shows how America's folk tales and legends are often connected to historical fact because these stories tell us something about ourselves. Included are Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, and John Henry. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
After the American Revolution, the people of the new United States look westward for a new start. President Thomas Jefferson makes the Louisiana Purchase from France 1803 and sends Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the land west of the Mississippi River. The tales the two tell when they return spur this question: How will Americans GET to this new land? Over water, via the Erie Canal? Over a new National Road through the Midwest? This will be a nation founded on transportation! Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel.
Which words were added to the Pledge of Allegiance decades after it was written? What color was the White House before it was burned? How did American students help pay for the Statue of Liberty? You'll learn about these and other famous American icons in this funny, colorful graphic novel!
This is the fun way to teach complicated economic ideas like opportunity cost, supply and demand, taxes and capital resources. Chester the Crab explains economics using a trip to a video rental store, a safari with The Tax Hunter and the tracing of how a dollar changes forms as it goes through a suburban mall. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
The United States promised freedom and equality to African-Americans after the Civil War ended in 1865. But for decades there was just a shadow form of citizenship for most of them. Laws separated the races and treated African-Americans unfairly. African-Americans traveled to Northern cities looking for opportunity and freedom. When African-Americans fought and died in World War II and came home to a nation still practicing racism, they decided it was time to make America pay its debt to them. The leaders in that march were Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Thurgood Marshall. Your reluctant reader will love this colorful graphic novel!
This fun, colorful graphic novel has one-page biographies of famous people who were homeschooled as children. Those profiled include Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Carnegie, Venus and Serena Williams, Stonewall Jackson, Beatrix Potter, Buster Keaton, and Teddy Roosevelt.
Chester traces different kinds of transportation across 400 years of American history with a special emphasis on the 20th century. He compares and contrasts walking, horse riding, sailing, railroading, driving, and flying. There is a chapter specifically about the Wright Brothers developing the first heavier-than-air craft and a chapter on the development of the Interstate Highway System. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
One of the first British attempts to settle North America was in North Carolina. But the Roanoke colony has trouble from the beginning with its location, its food supply, and its relations with the first Americans living nearby. That settlement disappears, but the colony of North Carolina returns to play a vital part in America's history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War to man's first powered flight at Kitty Hawk. This funny, colorful graphic novel includes a map of the regions of the state and a look at North Carolina symbols such as the dogwood.
Explore the progress of civil rights in America in the 20th Century by learning about some famous Virginians. Maggie Lena Walker was the first African-American woman to be president of a chartered bank in America. Harry F. Byrd Sr. opposed the post-World War II push for desegregation by crafting the South's "Massive Resistance" strategy. When that failed, people of color such as tennis pioneer Arthur Ashe benefited. Your reluctant reader will love this funny, colorful graphic novel!
Which famous American dropped out of school so she could nurse her sick brother for two years -- by putting leeches on him to drain his blood? Who was arrested for voting for a president? Who was a wanted woman in the South with a bounty on her head? Meet Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony and Helen Keller. Your reluctant reader will love the biographies in this funny, colorful graphic novel!