I've created this mini-unit to use with my kinders when we learn about Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day.
Included are the following activities:
- October 2016 Calendar - students will add a calendar piece to show when Columbus Day is celebrated
- Long Ago/Today and Past Present sort - There are colored pictures of ships, telescopes, and clothing. There are black/white options for students - flip book or sort on paper.
- Real vs Make-Believe sort - There are 6 colored pictures of things that are either real or make-believe There are black/white options for students - flip book or sort on paper.
- Transportation Long Ago/Today or Past/Present sort.There are 6 colored pictures of different modes of transportation. There is a flip book for students to complete to show their sorting.
- Columbus' Journey - A colored and black and white option showing Columbus' route to the new world. There is also a page that students can draw the route themselves.
- Ways to show passages of time - poster with a calendar, watch, and clock.
- Word wall cards - there are 12 Columbus themed cards and all words on a colored and black and white paper for students to reference when writing about Columbus.
- Non-fiction book with real photographs
- Non-fiction book with pictures that can be colored by students
- Writing response "I want to travel to..."
- Columbus Day coloring page.
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Hope you and your students love these activities,
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