Children’s: History 1 – Christopher Columbus

This video is four minutes long and has a lot of information about Christopher Columbus. It tells when and where Columbus was born, what he read/studied (i.e. astronomy, geography and history), why he was trying to sail to the East, who eventually helped him (the king and queen of Spain), how he did not actually end up at the Indies like he thought he did, and much more! This would be a great video, as a teacher, to refresh your memory about Christopher Columbus and what he did. It would also be great to show to students. While it may not be extremely engaging, it is full of great information that students need to learn. If students were to be doing research on Christopher Columbus, this would be a great video for them to look at and get information from. This could also be shown at the end of a unit or after learning about Columbus to review.

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