Christopher Columbus is a controversial topic these days!
But even though people disagree on his life and contributions, he is still an important part of American history.
Too many of our elementary students still think that Columbus Day is just another day off and don't truly realize the significance of the day itself.
This quick packet was designed to give younger (elementary students) a brief overview of how the holiday originated and a bit of history connected to the holiday.
The packet includes 6 pages of brief text, a timeline, paintings of the man, and some comprehension questions to check students' understanding.
Not all text or pictures in this are original.
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