With the discovery of an ancient diary, two children learn what drove Columbus to explore the unknown, who helped him in his journey, and what he found once he arrived in the New World. Guided by Columbus himself, the children see how the explorer went from working in his father's weaving shop to accidentally discovering the Americas. Through this tour of Columbus' life students will learn the importance of his journeys and why we honor him in October.
Learn about Columbus Day and how it became an American holiday.
Show why it was so difficult to travel across land from Europe all the way over to the East. Next, show a map or globe of a round...
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