Lesson Plan - Get It!
Have you ever played the jump rope singalong, "Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, in fourteen hundred and ninety-two"? Do you know why Columbus Day is celebrated in the United States? Maybe you've heard he discovered America, but you don't know much beyond that. Well, let's learn more about this man and decide if Columbus Day is a day worthy of celebration!
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Christopher Columbus — the man credited with finding the Americas.
Quite an accomplishment, wouldn't you say? After all, there is a holiday named after him, so let's make sure we have all the facts straight before the next October 12th rolls around!
Take notes while you read the following articles. Record basic facts, expeditions, accomplishments, controversies, etc.
Did you learn anything that you didn't previously know about Christopher Columbus? Share any new or surprising facts you learned with your teacher or parent, then continue on to the Got It? section for a quiz and a game!