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Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA

Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Christopher Columbus Day - Hero or Villain - Integrated with CCSS ELA
Product Description
Christopher Columbus Day Unit that discusses his history and the national holiday, Columbus Day. Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain? This mini-unit integrates literacy skills with social studies. In this lesson the students will be given 2 different points of view or perspectives about Christopher Columbus and after analyzing the text, they will then write an opinion essay about whether or not Christopher Columbus should have a holiday named after him.

Updated 9-29-15

This Christopher Columbus Day Unit includes:
- Point of View
- Opinion Writing
- Close Read
- Annotation
- Infer
- Predict
- Analyze
- Different Perspectives

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4 different lessons that have the following included in this mini-unit:

• Enduring Understandings
• Essential Questions
• Skills/Learning Goals
• Formative Assessments
• YouTube links for songs that teach on Columbus Day

Each lesson is designed to make the student have to think & is designed for lots of discussion in small groups. Literacy skills that are included in this Columbus Day unit are:

• Close reading with annotation codes and comments along with a rubric
• Predicting
• Inferring
• Summarizing
• Use evidence from text to support assignment
• Prewriting
• Opinion Writing

Printouts included in the unit are:

• 2 non-fiction passages with different points of view about Columbus Day
• Annotation codes and rubric
• Anticipation guide
• 3-Level Study Guide
• Venn Diagram “boat themed” graphic organizer
- Pros and Cons t-chart
• Prewriting graphic organizer for opinion writing
• Themed journal paper to write essay
• Opinion Writing Rubric
Total Pages
43 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
N/A
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