This document is a great year opener or ender! I wrote this to help students have a better grasp on the history they were learning. It discusses why we learn about Columbus and Men in American history! Don't worry, it is not a negative why, just a great explanation.
Before the reading Students Individually write on a post it what they think history is, and after they re-write their answer, share both times, see if it changes!
This is a whole lesson; including discussions on the back.