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Columbus Day Teaching Resources

Is Columbus Day just another school day (or day off), or a teachable moment? [...] »

Come Columbus Day, DC 8th-grade teacher Amy Trenkle introduces her class to the man himself—or, at least, one of the nation's many memorials to him. [...] »

First-grade teacher Jennifer Orr answers the question, how do you teach when you don't have the answers to all the questions? Answer: Be honest! Here, she suggests sources for opening up the story of Christopher Columbus. [...] »

Will the REAL Cristoforo Colombo please stand up. [...] »

Did the Chinese discover America before Columbus? How would or does this impact our understanding of European explorers and exploration? [...] »

Historical thinking forces students to confront the uncertain status of historical accounts. [...] »

 
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