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The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli lesson plans were created by award-winning Maine educator and technology integrationist Laura Richter. This 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.


  • Arts > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Science > General
  • Social Studies > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-08-07.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This asset (videos and power point slides) about America’s true first leaders provides an incredible wealth of primary documents and guiding questions. While not part of the core curriculum, this information could easily be used to help students studying American History in middle to upper grades better understand government in the period between 1774 and 1789. This asset could supplement traditional textbook information on the Continental Congress and Articles of Confederation. Students will learn about these early leaders, key legislation they enacted, and the eight capitols that existed prior to the formation of the District of Columbia. Lessons will need to be created around this material. Consider including vocabulary, geography, graphic organizers to capture notes, and summarizing activities. One of the Power Point attachments is a campaign to mint a coin to commemorate these leaders. This could be an interesting jumping off point for a formal letter writing campaign and correspondence with the office of the current President of the United States.
Christine Mytko
June 28, 2009

Kind of a strange combination - comic books, soda & lesson plans! I thought it was interesting to read about the artist and the inspiration behind the comic.

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