Celebrate Columbus Day with expository and creative writing activities and games for grades 3-8. Ready to implement for CCSS and standardized testing practice. Includes:
15 Facts about Columbus
Coloring graphics with each activity
Columbus' Top Ten Travel Tips
Find a Route and Explain your Reasoning
Descriptions through Columbus' eyes
Dolphins Do Exist!
Island naming and discoveries
Advertisement for a Pearl
Ship's Sail Symbols
How many words can you make from Columbus?
A Letter to the King and Queen of Spain
What happened to me in 1492
Write a proclamation
Travel items in 1492 vs. now
Naming Your Ship
Crossword (based on 15 Facts) with answer sheet
Write a ship's log
Columbus Day Poem
Weekly Columbus Newspaper
How to Become a ________ (1400s/15 Century Career)
How to Become an Explorer (with report interview)
Why Columbus Day is Important
Write a secret code for peers to crack
Class debate: should Columbus get funds to go to a New World?
Make a Board Game (directions and all pieces included)
Extra Resources: Readers Theater, Maps, Videos, Games, more!
Lots of CCSS writing activities to engage students in Columbus Day history and discussions. Easy to use, educational, and engaging!