Columbus Day Teacher Resources

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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.

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    Explorers of North America Word Power

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    Instant Expert

    Become an instant expert on science and social studies topics featured in DK's award-winning referen... read more


    Women Adventurers Quiz

    Using reference materials, the Internet, and their knowledge of women's history, students will answe... read more

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    Favorite Columbus Day Activities Slideshow

    Columbus Day provides the opportunity to teach children about early explorations of North America an... read more



    Increase social studies skills with an activity that focuses on Christopher Columbus. read more


    Set Design for "Pilgrims of Plymouth"

    Design a set for "Pilgrims of Plymouth," using dimensions in feet and inches. This arts & crafts act... read more


    Who Writes History? Rethinking Columbus Day

    In this lesson plan, students explore their ideas about history and who writes it. The often-repeate... read more


    Pedro's Journal Literature Guide

    The literature guide for Pedro's Journal, a story about Columbus' travels, includes enrichment activ... read more

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