Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta Teacher Resources
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Christopher Columbus Jeopardy PowerPoint
Students engage in a Jeopardy-style PowerPoint presentation on the life of Christopher Columbus. The categories are Columbus, Santa Maria, Nina, Pinta, Parts of a Ship. This excellent resource should lead to a firm understanding of Columbus himself, and the highlights of the voyages he took. Great resource for many purposes!
Christopher Columbus: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Learn more about maps by examining Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World. Kindergartners will learn about basic map skills and how to identify the compass rose, oceans, and land masses. They will also discover the purpose of explorations and the history of Columbus' time period. This is from the Core Knowledge Sequence activities.
Columbus Day (Native American Perspective)
Teach your class the perspective Native Americans had on Christopher Columbus. They will examine the effects of Christopher Columbus' exploration on the Native Americans using a reading theater and a carousel brainstorming activity. They use the Native American point of view to write a story about Columbus, create a character sketch of him, and write letters to find out more information about Columbus.
Act-It-Out Columbus Boat
Students investigate the trip Christopher Columbus took to the new world. In this U.S. History instructional activity, students create a fictional ship from cardboard and construction paper simulating the ship Columbus used to get to the New World. Students discuss the history of the ships the Nina, Pinta and Santa Marie.
The Pinta Coloring Sheet
In this exploration coloring worksheet, students color a picture of the Pinta, read a paragraph regarding it and then trace and write "Pinta" independently.
Sail, Sail, Sail Your Ship!
Students listen to the book, Columbus Day, by Paul Showers and discuss the historical significance of Christopher Columbus. They create Columbus Day booklets, sing a Christopher Columbus song, and develop graphic organizers.
Christopher Columbus-Paper Hat
Students make a Christopher Columbus paper hat using construction paper, glue, glitter and markers. In this Christopher Columbus lesson, students research the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria as references for constructing their "voyage hat."
Here is a lesson plan designed to be an ongoing task for the entire year. Each day of the week, learners must perform research to answer a simple historical question. This particular lesson plan covers the month of April, but the template presented could be reproduced for each month of the school year. There is an answer key provided.
Students read about the good and bad aspects of Christopher Columbus in Jean Fritz's book, "Where do you think you're going, Christopher Columbus?" They conduct and analyze a survey about common myths and create a pop-up book.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Student?
An extremely engaging and well-designed "Who Wants to be a Millionaire"-type game awaits your class. The subject is American history, with an emphasis on questions about past presidents. The usual lifelines are built into the game, and the questions get quite challenging as the game goes on.
Early Exploration of North America
Third graders "travel" from Europe to North America as Columbus did. They organize the information into chronoglogical order.
First graders become familiar with Mayan culture, Aztec civilization and the Inca Empire.
Zoom In: Christopher Columbus
Students explore Christopher Columbus. In this world history and technology lesson, students view a slide show depicting the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Students complete a T chart listing people, actions, and things they observed during the slide show and write captions describing the pictures which were copied to fit in their journals.
Haiti: Exploration and Colonization
Tenth graders discuss what their prior knowledge of the exploration of the Americas/Caribbean and the history of the island of Haiti. They trace Columbus' journey from Spain to Hispaniola and locate Haiti in the Caribbean and read the passage underlining each time native people are mentioned.
Vocabulary Building Worksheet
In this vocabulary worksheet, students fill in the blanks for sentences and answer definition questions about vocabulary words. Students complete 4 pages, with 6 words each and 18 questions per page.
The Discovery of the Americas: A Play About Early Explorers
Students perform a play about the early explorers to America.
A Great, Crazy Sailor
Fourth graders become acquainted with the basic facts of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America through singing the following chant.
Christopher Columbus Who?
Students recreate a "60-minutes" interview using cue cards and historical information on the Chinese explorer Zheng He. This lesson is an excellent introduction to World History during the 1400's.
Christopher Columbus Word Search
In this word search learning exercise, students find the words related to Christopher Columbus within the word search puzzle. Students find 12 words.
Famous Faces and Places
Learners review American symbols and landmarks. For this U.S. history lesson, students explore famous symbols, landmarks, and Americans as they play a special version of Bingo.