Homeschool Teacher - Lesson Plan & NewsletterOctober 13, 2008
Today is Columbus Day! Learn more about it here: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/columbus.shtml
Find these Columbus Day words: http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/kids/columbus.html
Make a map of the New World here: http://crafts.kaboose.com/new-world-map.html
Read this poem about Columbus: http://www.theholidayzone.com/columbus/poem3.html
Define the words: din, gales, cargo
Convincing the QueenColumbus made many appeals before he finally convinced Queen Isabella of Spain to finance his first voyage. Put yourself in his place. What arguments would you have used to sell a king or queen on financing such a venture? Consider the time in history, the risks involved in sailing, and the uniqueness of Columbus's dream. Prepare a four to five minute speech to "sell" the voyage, and deliver it to your class or family.
Don’t Forget the math challenge!
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