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Who Was Christopher Columbus?

Who Was Christopher Columbus: Here's a little information and some suggestions for resources and video to teach the children why we have this day off!
We have a day off tomorrow, thanks to Christopher Columbus, but with everything we have to do at school, it's been tough to find the time to even tell the kids about him. 

I just can't go through October 12th without mentioning this explorer, so I made up a little booklet about him. Feel free to download this booklet on Teachers Pay Teachers.

I also show a video.  Here are a few I found on You tube:

They give a bit of kid-friendly information.  The cartoon is a little corny, and dated, but cute.

I also add a little of what I've learned about the how the brain remembers.  I have the children act out the Voyage of Columbus.  I put some children the Nina, the Pinta, ad the Santa Maria. Then we set sail, waving goodbye to our loved ones. Naturally, the seas will get a little rough.  Some of the sailors might even get seasick!  Kids do remember when they hear what the sailors had to eat for those 90 days, especially when they hear the sailors drank beer instead of water!  And boy, do they remember the sailors went that long without showers or flushing toilets!

With second graders, I typically teach the basics of Columbus' impact on history and exploration, but I don't go into much about the controversy of how he treated the natives. I think this book gives a nice introduction to this controversy, but not too much for the little ones. But it definitely gets them thinking! Click the image for a link to Amazon.

How are you celebrating Christopher Columbus and our day off?


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