Our year begins with a look at point of view as it relates to history. We will also review the first inhabitants of what became the United States.
Our first deep investigation is one that takes an event from 1492 and brings it directly into the lives of Americans today.
We will be investigating the idea of Columbus Day; how it began and why it is now a controversial holiday. One of the larger ideas is how and why our culture selects it's heros.
-The standard way to demonstrate what you have learned is to answer the prompt in a formal written piece. However, if you wish to demonstrate what you learned in a different way, you may write up and submit a 3-5 sentence description of what you would like to do.
Use the sources below to learn about Christopher Columbus. Be sure to compare and contrast how he was portrayed in our textbook reading (Ch. 2.2 p. 37-40).
Required SOURCE 1. Ch. 2-2 Guided Reading - Textbook
Required Columbus Reconsidered PPT - Class
Required SOURCE 2. Why the US Celebrates Columbus Day - Vox Video
You must use a minimum of three of the sources below:
SOURCE 3. Challenging Columbus - Jr. Scholastic
- In the article, also listen to the Words You'll Hear: Indigenous Peoples Day segment.
SOURCE 7. Christopher Columbus - History.com