Geography: Capt'n Eli Graphic Novel Curriculum

The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli curriculum was designed for elementary and middle school teachers. The lesson plans provide an interdisciplinary experience where students learn language arts, geography mapping, scientific research techniques, ancient mythology, world history, art, and communication skills. Authentic assessment strategies, technology integration, 21st century skills, and real life learning are all integral to the learning process embedded in these lessons. For Maine educators, Maine Learning Results standards are also included along with each lesson. More about the books: Created in the tradition of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli is the story of a boy with extraordinary scientific abilities and unusual ties to the sea. Written and illustrated by Jay Piscopo. To order the books: To check out more lesson plans for this graphic novel series:

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Content Area

  • NVACS English Language Arts

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  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • No Courses Identified

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • RL.3.9 - Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
  • RI.5.6 - Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
  • H1.3.2 - Using artifacts and primary sources, and investigate how individuals and families contributed to the founding and development of the local community.
  • H2.3.1 - Discuss how conflicts can be resolved through compromise.
  • H3.3.4 - Demonstrate respect for each other, the community, and the world.
  • G5.3.1 - Identify and use cardinal directions on a compass rose to locate places on a map.
  • G5.3.4 - Identify and explain simple spatial patterns on a map, i.e., population centers, farmland, mountains.
  • G5.3.6 - Recognize different types of special maps, i.e., neighborhood, school, and classroom.
  • G6.3.3 - Identify ways people express culture.
  • G6.3.4 - List ways people view their own communities, i.e., a ranching community, a tourist destination.
  • G6.3.5 - List ways people use technology for geographic purposes, i.e., weather forecasting, use of aerial photographs to measure population changes over time.
  • G6.3.7 - Identify latitude and longitude on a map or globe.
  • G7.3.2 - Identify transportation and communication networks.
  • G8.3.2 - List tools, machines, or technologies that people have used to change the physical environment.
  • G8.3.3 - Compare ways people modify the physical environment.
  • C15.3.1 - List the qualities of a leader.
  • C15.3.3 - Introduce sources of information people use to form an opinion.
  • C16.3.1 - Identify their city, state, and country.
  • H3.4.5 - Discuss major news events on the local and state levels.
  • G5.4.1 - Identify and use intermediate directions on a compass rose to locate places on a map of Nevada.
  • G5.4.2 - Identify spatial patterns on a map of Nevada, i.e., deserts, mountains, population.
  • G6.4.6 - Identify the equator, Prime Meridian, and the International Date Line.
  • G7.4.2 - List examples of movements of people, goods, and ideas into and across Nevada.
  • G8.4.2 - Describe how technologies altered the physical environment in Nevada, and the effects of those changes on its people.
  • H1.5.3 - Discuss the interactions of early explorers with native cultures.
  • H1.5.6 - Identify individuals and groups responsible for founding and settling the American colonies.
  • H1.5.7 - Examine the cultural exchange among the Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
  • H2.5.1 - Describe motivations for and expeditions of European exploration of the Americas.
  • G5.5.4 - Construct maps, graphs, and charts to display information about human and physical features in the United States.
  • G5.5.6 - Derive geographic information from photographs, maps, graphs, books, and technological resources.
  • RI.4.9 - Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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