What do historians know about Christopher Columbus and his voyages?
How do you teach a holiday based on both myth and fact to young students, some of whom are pre-literate? In upper grades, teachers can challenge students with questions about Columbus Day and what it stands for, but what can you do in early elementary classrooms? FIND OUT MORE »
Learn about global contact and its impact
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Guide students in analyzing European exploration
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