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Christopher Columbus

Famous People

Low Int – Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students read a short biography about Columbus who believed the earth was round, and that by sailing west he would find a quicker route to the East. Students review vocabulary and discuss characteristics of early explorers. We recommend our Columbus Day lesson to learn and discuss more about colonization and why many people feel that Christopher Columbus does not deserve an annual day of honor.

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Focus

topic-based
academic
4-skills
biography
nationalities
New World

Vocabulary

weaver
lad
support
royal
journey
court
exist
set foot in
claim
wreck
settlement
capture
native
in search of
admiral
wealthy
A spinning paper plane
A spinning paper plane