Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?

Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
Was Christopher Columbus a hero or a villain?
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GLOBAL 9, UNIT 6

THE PRE-COLUMBIAN ERA and the AGE OF EXPLORATION

LESSON 10

  • ACTIVITY 1 -- TEXT ANALYSIS: Students will compare and contrast the voyages of both Leif Erikson and Christopher Columbus. They will then determine whether or not anyone 'discovered' America.
  • ACTIVITY 2 -- VIDEO: Students will analyze a video and identify three points that make Christopher Columbus a hero and three points that make him a villain. *LINK IS PROVIDED* -- in my district, YouTube is enabled. Check to make sure that YouTube is enabled in your district prior to purchase. If not, substitute for a video of your choice. Word Doc is provided for editing.
  • ACTIVITY 3 -- CRQ: Students will complete a CRQ in which they have to compare two documents about Columbus' voyages to the Americas.
  • ACTIVITY 4 -- ASSESSMENT/POLITICAL CARTOON: Students will analyze a political cartoon.

  • ASSESSMENT: Students may complete the cartoon for assessment, or answer the AIM using the R.A.C.E.S. format (FREE Download Here).

  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCE INCLUDED: PowerPoint with photos of Viking settlements and maps of Columbus' maiden voyage.
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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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