Columbus Day Resources

Oct 2, 2014 by

Columbus on Santa Maria in 1492Columbus Day may be the most debated of the observed National holidays.  There are questions of why it was created, what the holiday really means, and who or what is truly being celebrated.  Ten states have stopped recognizing Columbus Day as an official holiday.  Is your state one of them?  The details and controversy surrounding Columbus Day can be a great opportunity for students to learn the history and apply critical thinking skills in classroom discussions.  Here are some resources that you can use to develop teachable moments around this controversial holiday.

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