Age of Exploration
Lessons - Notes
Case Study #1: Columbus - Hero or Villain
Basics 1 - Reading Maps
1.1 - Motivations for Exploration
- Motivations for Exploration (Reading)
1.2 - Portuguese Exploration
- Prince Henry the Navigator(Reading)
1.3 - Christopher Columbus
- Christopher Columbus Reading
1.4 - Columbian Exchange (9/13)
- Columbian Exchange Reading (9/13)
1.5 - Science and Exploration (9/20)
1.6 - Zheng He (9/22)
Unit 1 Study Guide
Columbus is credited with making one of the most important discoveries in American history. Most people admire his courage and determination to explore new lands and they consider him a hero.
Other people however believe he mistreated people and believe he exploited the Native Americans he came across.
Columbus day is celebrated in many countries in the New World (October 12, 1492).
The goal of this activity is to assess whether or not North Carolina should make Columbus Day a special holiday. Should we celebrate Christopher Columbus in our state?
Click here to read the article.
In your notebook make 2 columns (Columbus is a Hero and Columbus is a Villain). Copy down the sentences that go in each category.
When you are done, you will write a paragraph explaining why you think Columbus is a Hero or a Villain. (5-7 sentences)