This is a SAMPLE of: Christopher Columbus 1492 A Literacy Unit which offers some history through my original poem. If you like the poem, please check out the corresponding unit. The complete unit includes a student printable book, vocabulary cards, ABC order adventures, word making activities, word fortune (addition with Scrabble-style pieces), narrative writing graphic organizers, (who? what? when? where? why? as well as beginning, middle, and end), along with pages for publishing their own finished writing. This poem is the driving force of the unit that can be used during language arts centers, also incorporates some math! The vocabulary cards can be used for concentration-type games, flash cards, and word wall activities, in addition to the work I have included for them. The student printables are copier friendly, BW that is! Enjoy the poem!