Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity

Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
Explorers | Christopher Columbus | Indigenous Peoples Day Activity
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This social studies teaching lesson includes three activities to use to enhance your Christopher Columbus, National Indigenous Peoples Day or a unit on European explorers. Activities use the picture books, Encounter by Jane Yolen to teach students of the treatment of the Native American Taino tribe by the explorers.

Check out this flipbook activity by clicking here.

Students will:

  • Learn an alternate point of view about Christopher Columbus based on the Taino people
  • Enhance higher level learning skills of foreshadowing, making inferences, and determining author's purpose
  • Demonstrate their ability to compare and contrast, identify figurative language, and write a summary

Included, you will receive:

  • Before reading activity to brainstorm what students already know about Christopher Columbus followed with an after reading activity to compare their background knowledge with what they learned through the reading.
  • Graphic organizer that has students respond as a member of the Taino tribe
  • Comprehension questions that to assess learning as well as their knowledge of author's purpose, foreshadowing and making inferences within the text
  • A flipbook to review similes and metaphors, foreshadowing, compare and contrast, and summarization
  • Rubric to assess student flipbook
  • "How to Use" sheet and answer key are also included

Check out this feedback from happy customers.

  • Great way to share history with my 6th grade students through the use of picture books.
  • Thank you for another great resource!
  • Great book, great resource
  • Great thanks! Love this book for when we do Native Americans and Explorers in 4th grade!

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Check out my European Explorers Unit: click here

Other resources to support this unit.

Columbian Exchange

European Colonization Packet

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