Columbus Day Activity Set
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
Introduce your students to Christopher Columbus and his historic journey to the New World! Read biographies for all ages, discuss exploration throughout history, and pretend your class is on one of Columbus’s famous ships with these teaching resources and activities.
Students will practice sequencing events, learn new words, and create art projects as they read a biography of Christopher Columbus.
Illustrates a lesson about the great explorers of the new world and the culture clashes that existed between European and Native American culture in the New World.
After reading books about Christopher Columbus in your classroom, use these hands-on activities to simulate aspects of Columbus's journey in the 1400s.
Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas by accident; he was actually looking for Asia! Students will travel back in time to learn about Columbus's famous journey with this interactive whiteboard play.
Get students excited to read with this booktalk for The Nina, the Pinta, and the Vanishing Treasure, the first book in the Alec Flint, Super Sleuth Mystery series by Jill Santopolo.
Pedro's Journal is a story of Christopher Columbus's first voyage told through the fictional journal of Pedro, a ship's boy. Use this guide to introduce the book, discuss the historical setting, and start a conversation about journals as an important source of information.
History of Columbus Day
Learn about Christopher Columbus's early life, his famous journey, and his later voyages in this biography of the Italian mariner.
Discover when and why the United States observes Columbus Day and how other countries around the world celebrate Columbus's voyage.