Lesson Plan Idea #1: Columbus Day; Objective: The students will explore how various cultures express their beliefs and way of thinking through holiday celebrations like America does with Columbus Day. SS: History/Civics/Geography
Columbus Day Debate: Should We Celebrate Columbus? Columbus Day Activity
Encourage students to think critically about one of history's most famous figures, Christopher Columbus. Students must research the pros & cons of his legacy and decide what side of the Columbus Day Debate they want to stand on. You may also assign students to the side!Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
Be an Explorer Like Christopher Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue in 1492
I don't know about YOU, but I do know that I love to use crafts that compliment learning especially when we are celebrating special days or Holidays. This is one of my all time favorites. First we talk about Christopher Columbus and discuss what an explorer is and then we write about what or where we would like to explore. Then we make ourselves as explorers and did I mention that the Kiddos LOVE this? AND...it is only $1.00!!!