Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Discovery of America

The Discovery of America
by Geronimo Stilton
[Graphic Novel]

Geronimo Stilton is a mouse who lives with his family on Mouse Island in New Mouse City. He is also the editor of the newspaper in New Mouse City. The Pirate Cats are Geronimo's enemies, as they are trying to travel back to 1492 to take over Christopher Columbus' ship and stop it from discovering America so that they could discover it first. Professor Volt realizes what the Pirate Cats are trying to do and asks Geronimo to help stop them. This story takes you through Geronimo's adventure to stop the Pirate Cats, while providing information about Christopher Columbus' voyage, what life was like then, and the discovery of America.

This graphic novel would be perfect to use in an upper grades social studies lesson. While it is a fun read, it provides students with important knowledge about the discovery of their country. Students could read the story in accordance with their study of Christopher Columbus and compare the information they learn in class to the information presented in the story by using a venn diagram.

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