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Columbus Day

Holidays & Events


Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students learn about Christopher Columbus and discuss whether or not an annual holiday should be observed in this controversial explorer's name.

  • explorer
  • anniversary
  • discovery
  • inhabit
  • stumble upon
  • controversial
  • resistance
  • colonize
  • depict
  • deserve
PDF Content
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • group discussion
  • pronunciation practice
  • research activity
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review(Type in the Blanks)
  • Word Stress(Multiple-Choice)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)