I have a completely new respect for Columbus after researching for this unit. We may credit him with something he doesn’t deserve, but he deserves so much credit in other areas! I am now so excited to teach my kids the truth about Columbus!
When I make my units, I make them to be used in addition to a good book. I try to make them not specific to any certain book so that others can use them as well. But having a book is essential. There is no way I can fit even half of the important facts and info about a person in a unit. So, before starting the unit, go to the library and find a book on Columbus that is age appropriate for your child. We love the Who Was…series, and the Who Was Christopher Columbus book is no exception. It’s thorough, interesting, and factual, yet it doesn’t dumb it down. I’ve read a few of them now and find them to be great for Baloo (age 7).
What’s in the Unit?
Mini Christopher Columbus book
Coloring Page with Info
Why Is Columbus Famous?