Worksheets for a history lesson on Christopher Columbus. Includes a short piece of verse, a fact sheet, a 10 question short-answer worksheet, and a puzzle.
My worksheets make good homework assignments or handout work. I found them very effective at the start of class. Have students read the poem aloud. They enjoy the rhyming and the digestible amount of text. Plus, having materials right in their hands at the beginning of class captures their focus (sometimes).
This one has info on Christopher Columbus, Henry the Navigator, Ptolemy's maps, Silk Road, importance of trade by sea in Age of Exploration.
Make as many copies as you need for your classes. I do ask that if other teachers show an interest in my worksheets, please refer them to the website. A lot effort goes into making them and it doesn't cost that much.