Columbus and America

Our Columbus and America lesson plan teaches students about Christopher Columbus and the impact he had on the Americas. Students learn about his life, his voyages to the Americas, and how he contributed to connecting Europe to the Americas.

Our Columbus and America lesson plan introduces students to Christopher Columbus and his possible discovery of America. The life of Columbus and his voyages to the New World are presented to students. As you discuss the discovery of America, students may be informed that there is often controversy about his discovery. The main point of the lesson is to show Columbus’ lead in opening travel to the Americas and connecting Europe to the New World. During this lesson, students are asked to match given facts to the correct Columbus Voyage date. Students are also asked to answer short answer questions about Columbus and his voyages in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify Christopher Columbus, describe aspects of his life, and recount the role he played in the discovery of America.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.3

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subject

Social Studies

grade-level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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