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
Use these 15 minute mini-lessons to give your students a brief overview of North America and early explorations.
Our slideshows provide a list of fun activities to do to learn more about Christopher Columbus. Students will better understand this explorer with the help of crafts, writing, and much more!
Increase students' knowledge of history and their writing skills with these fun printable activities! Each activity takes students on an adventure with Christopher Columbus as he voyages to North America.
Test your students' knowledge of voyages and famous explorers other than Christopher Columbus with our ready-to-print quizzes.
Digital Books
Expand your lesson with these digital books about explorers, including what they ate, navigation techniques and much more!
Use our references for a detailed list of Columbus' journey, the history of Columbus Day, and various myths about explorers.
History Lessons
Discuss the controversy behind Columbus' "discovery" of America and map out his expedition with the help of our history lessons.
Columbus Day Language Arts Activities
Enhance student's comprehension of texts relating to Columbus with our Language Arts Activities.
Math Activities for Columbus Day
Help students understand dimensions with this fun math activity relating to Columbus Day!
Geography Activities
Columbus Day is a great way to teach students about geography! Use Columbus' voyage to help students understand where things are located on the map.
Explorers Resources
Our Explorers Resources offer you worksheets, activities and slideshows about Christopher Columbus and other explorers.

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