Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?

Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
Christopher Columbus: Friend or Foe?
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This is one of my favorite lessons to teach and the students LOVE it! I teach 7th graders, who love to argue and debate, so this lesson is engaging for them.

In the download, you get:
- a detailed lesson plan for exploring the bias surrounding the story of Christopher Columbus, his exploration, and his impact on the world (warm up, lesson, closing)
- 2 links to videos: one showing Columbus as a friend, the other showing him as a foe
- a highly visual presentation to show students as you move through the lesson
- worksheet for students

This lesson is perfect for 1 class period—more if you do the essay in class. It includes objectives (see below), methods, differentiation, and assessment.

Objective:
Students will know:
1. Who Christopher Columbus was.
2. What Christopher Columbus did.
3. Pros and cons to Christopher Columbus’ exploration of the New World.
Students will understand:
1. There are differing opinions on the benefits vs. drawbacks of European exploration, namely Columbus’ exploration.
2. Bias exists everywhere.
Student Skills:
1. Read and analyze text to determine the main ideas.
2. Verbally communicate the main ideas to a group of peers.
3. Illustrate the main ideas using pictures, text, and symbols.
4. Formulate an opinion based on information presented.
5. Communicate an opinion in the form of a journal prompt.
Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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