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Columbus Day Teacher Resources

Columbus Day occurs on the second Monday in October. To find lessons, printables, and activities for all grades on this controversial explorer, browse the teaching resources below. You'll find cross-curricular Columbus Day resources for math, art, language arts, and more. Teach your students about the history of this holiday and debunk myths about Christopher Columbus. Students will learn about geography and the history of the New World as they track this explorer's travels.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

Explorers of North America Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons

History Lessons

Who Writes History? Rethinking Columbus Day
Chart Columbus's Voyages

Slideshows

Favorite Columbus Day Activities Slideshow
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)

Printables

Columbus Day - Four Voyages
Columbus Day Activities
Discovery!
Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue
Columbus Day
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"
More Popular Columbus Day Printables

Quizzes

Early America Quiz
Famous Explorers Quiz
Women Adventurers Quiz

References

Just Where Was Columbus?
Columbus's Voyages
Myths About Explorers
The History of Columbus Day

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Explorer
Eye Wonder: Explorer

Columbus Day Language Arts Activities

Pedro's Journal Literature Guide
Who Writes History? Rethinking Columbus Day

Math Activities for Columbus Day

Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"

Geography Activities

Chart Columbus's Voyages

Explorers Resources

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Chart Columbus's Voyages
Pedro's Journal Literature Guide
Favorite Columbus Day Activities Slideshow
Who Writes History? Rethinking Columbus Day
Columbus Day
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