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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

All About Early Explorers
The Story of Columbus Day
Columbus Day Printable Book (6-8)
The Discovery of America
Columbus's First Voyage to the New World
Columbus Word Search
Explorers Word Search
More Popular Columbus Day Printables

Quizzes

Early America Quiz
Explorers Quiz
Famous Explorers Quiz
Women Adventurers Quiz

References

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

Digital Books

Eye Wonder: Explorer
Eyewitness: Explorer

Columbus Day Language Arts Activities

Pedro's Journal Literature Guide
Who Writes History? Rethinking Columbus Day
Columbus Wasn't First
My Explorer Report About...
Grant for Christopher Columbus, 1492

Math Activities for Columbus Day

Columbus Day - Four Voyages
Columbus's Magic Sail
Get Ready to Sail
Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"

Geography Activities

Chart Columbus's Voyages
Explorers' Routes
Christopher Columbus' Journey
Columbus Day Activities
Columbus's Discovery Maze
Christopher Columbus, A Space Pioneer
Where Was Columbus?

Explorers Resources

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Favorite Columbus Day Activities Slideshow
Cork Ship Mobile
Explorer's Ship
Columbus Word Fill-In
Columbus Sails the Ocean Blue
More Explorers – Teacher Resources

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