This is a sample of: Christopher Columbus 1492 A Literacy Unit For First Grade which offers some history through my original song (sang to Yankee Doodle). If you like the song, please check out the corresponding unit. The complete unit includes a student printable book, vocabulary cards,I Spied Words (magnifying glass searches), word making activities, word fortune (addition with Scrabble-style pieces), short vowel work,penmanship practice, narrative writing graphic organizers, (beginning, middle, and end), along with pages for publishing their finished writing. This song is the driving force of the unit that can be used during Daily 5-type 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, black and white that is! Enjoy the song!