If you're looking for a different type of book to teach or to include on your reading list for independent study, this book, "The Cat Who Covered the World: The Adventures of Henrietta and her Foreign Correspondent," by Christopher Wren, foreign news correspondent for The New York Times, is the perfect fit. It covers travel, geography, history, aviation, and yes, a cat. It's the perfect way to teach a variety of historical topics, research skills, and much more--all by being entertained by Henrietta. Wren's writing style is easy and conversational. This document includes a 100 point test, a study guide for the test, and a project that includes research activities and map skills--yes, students will follow Henrietta and the Wren family on their travels.