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Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
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Columbus, de Gama, and Zheng He! 15th Century Mariners

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners discover the Age of Exploration by comparing and contrasting the explorations of Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, and Vasco da Gama in this engaging history episode. The narrator discusses who may be considered the greatest...
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Introducing Vocabulary: Christopher Columbus (Weinberger)

For Teachers K - 3rd
The story of Christopher Columbus has fascinated young historians for centuries; use this vocabulary-in-context strategy to dive into Kimberly Weinberger's picture book about this classic explorer. Begin by introducing the new words:...
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How the story of Columbus' Discover Fits into Time

For Teachers K - 3rd
Who is Christopher Columbus and where does he fit on the timeline of history? Students explore U.S. history by viewing a slide-show of famous images. They view a PowerPoint presentation of paintings and documents showing the voyage...
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The Age of Early European Explorations & Conquests

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your students' world will literally take shape in this presentation, which chronicles the growing edges of the (flat) earth during European Exploration of New Worlds. Dias, da Gama, Magellean, and Columbus are key players in this game of...
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Christopher Columbus Jeopardy PowerPoint

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Glory, God and Gold: Voyages and Adventures - America 1500

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
By providing an in-depth and interesting overview of European exploration in the New World, this presentation would be a wonderful complement to a unit on this topic. The 17 slide presentation is both thought-provoking and informative....
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The European Conquest of the Americas

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Witness the birth of the Americas in this presentation, which details the European Explorers who contributed to adding vital details on our modern-day maps. Viewers' worlds will literally expand after seeing the results of Cortes and the...
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What Was Columbus Thinking?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Why is Christopher Columbus one of the most studied figures in history? Upper graders will investigate why Christopher Columbus traveled to the New World and what happened to the native people he encountered. They read and discuss...
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But Where Is It On This Modern Map? A problem-solving, mind-boggling experience!

For Teachers 4th
Trace Columbus' voyages by locating them on 21st Century maps.  Using a navigators lesson, 4th graders will examine the Age of Exploration and trace Columbus's routes accurately on laminated world maps using different maps. Note: You...
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Columbus Day Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 3rd
Explore the reasons behind celebrating Columbus Day. Your class will discuss Christopher Columbus and why he came to America. Then compute the number of miles that Columbus traveled and locate the places he traveled on a map. In the end,...
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Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 3rd
In this Christopher Columbus worksheet, 3rd graders will read a six paragraph passage. Students will then answer seven multiple choice questions about what they have read.
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Zoom-In Christopher Columbus

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Explore Christopher Columbus with young learners. They will learn more about the history of America by viewing a series of images "zooming in" on the Mayflower coming to shore. They then decipher visual clues to determine that the...
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Introduction to the Caribbean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the history and culture of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. They conduct research on Christopher Columbus, create a quiz, watch a video about Cuba, and write an essay comparing and contrasting Puerto Rico...
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Globe Skills Lesson 2: Paving the Way for Columbus

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students explore the expedition of Christopher Columbus. In this geography skills instructional activity, students consider the technological advances that made Columbus's expedition possible as they complete a latitude and longitude...
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Globe Skills Lesson 3 Voyage to the New World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the globe. In this globe skills lesson, students use their knowledge of latitude and longitude to respond to questions regarding Christopher Columbus's maiden voyage to the Americas.
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Phoneme Segmentation

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars practice hearing individual sounds in a word. They discuss why people came to the New World, and listen to the journal of Christopher Columbus to find words to divide into phoneme segments.
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“Pardon This Interruption-Columbus Has Landed!!!”

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research, design, rehearse, record, and present a 60 second Public Service Announcement, based on Columbus' arrival in the America. The students, working in groups, utilize the design process in creating their PSA. This lesson...
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Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Youngsters who are just beginning to learn about the age of exploration do a study of Christopher Columbus. They each select four pictures from the voyage of 1492 and write a caption below each one stating what is happening. The class...
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Age of Exploration

For Teachers 5th - 6th
What was it that made Europe so keen to explore during the 1400s and 1500s? Watch this presentation to find out about several key causes for exploration. Maritime technology, spices, the Crusades, and the spread of religion are some of...
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The Period of Discovery: The Boy Columbus

For Students 5th - 8th
Learners increase their reading comprehension skills with a reading passage describing the early life of Christopher Columbus. They read the passage and then answer each of the five comprehension questions.
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Who Was That Man?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Develop historical analysis and interpretation with your older students. They will study and analyze three given interpretations of Christopher Columbus' life, which includes significant events, his character, and the impact he made on...
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Christopher Columbus

For Teachers 4th - 5th
This is a nicely done presentation on the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Most young historians don't realize that Columbus made, not one, but four journeys from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. This PowerPoint does a...
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Columbus Day (Native American Perspective)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
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...