To analyze the contests of the letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his first voyage to America.
1 class period
This primary source reading selection contains excerpts from a letter written by Christopher Columbus to a Spanish official in 1493.
After reading each excerpt, the students will answer questions that are based on the information written by Columbus.
This activity concludes with a contest among class members.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.