This reading talks about the meaning and history of El día de la raza / Columbus Day.
The reading is prefaced by a full glossary of new vocabulary.
The first half talks in detail about the following pre-Columbian cultures: maya, aztec, quechua. The second half includes a full treatment on the life and impact of Christopher Columbus and his voyages to the Americas.
The reading is followed by 10 true/false reading comprehension questions and a short writing assignment.