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In light of the debate over Columbus Day, use this resource to get your students thinking about their side on the issue of whether Columbus Day should be changed to Indigenous People's Day or not.
Included in this product is an article to introduce students to this argument, a summarizing activity and opinion writing activity. Both sides of the argument are presented in the article, with reasons supporting each side.
In the first activity, students will identify 3 reasons for each side of the argument as presented in the article. Students will then form their opinion on the topic. Finally, students will summarize the side that they agree with most using key details from the text to support their summaries. The second activity is an opinion writing prompt. Students will explain their opinion using evidence from the text and their own ideas to support their thinking.
Simply print and go with this one page article, one page key details and summary activity, and one page opinion writing resource for a quick and easy Columbus Day Activity!