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This graphic organizer can be used to help students develop a thesis statement and organize research to write a persuassive essay regarding the legacy of Columbus Day. It is color-coordinted to help keep students organized and includes space for a counter-argument. The premise of the assignment is centered around the question of why do we honor Columbus Day. Is the day a celebration of the man (with more than questionable character) or the accomplishment of the Columbian Exchange bridging the Old World and New World.
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