An eleven page comic book to introduce the story of Charles Lindbergh and his amazing flight across the Atlantic. Although this resource mostly covers the events of 1927, there is a timeline of the aviator's life and expansion topics for self study. Contains a quiz and other useful resources, and can be printed out in black and white, used as a slide show on a computer, or as a PDF e.book on a tablet.
The Common Core states, 'There is a need in literature and social studies classes to evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats including visually and aurally.' I believe that comics and graphic novels can fulfill this standard and I hope you find this product an engaging way of teaching your students.
1. An eleven page PDF color version of the comic with a 12 question quiz for understanding at the end. This can be printed out or displayed as a slideshow on a computer or used as an e.book on a tablet.
2. The same eleven page PDF comic in LoRes for easy printing.
3. A student print that has a section for dictionary work and an exercise for practicing some of the more difficult words in the comic.
4. A student answer print for the comic quiz and dictionary tasks.
5. Two writing prompts to extend the lesson. The first of these involves expanding on Charles Lindbergh's personality. The second is a comparative exercise to write a report based a present day contest - the Ansari X prize for space travel compared with 1927's Orteig prize for aviation.
5. A teacher's notes print that provides directions on using the comic and useful links to sites about Lindbergh including videos and historical news texts.
All prints are in PDF format.
There are other short comics in the 'Pocket History' series which you can find by clicking on the links below.
Life in the Trenches