Celebrating Columbus Day

Celebrating Columbus Day

by Elaine Landau


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Christopher Columbus set sail from Italy in 1492 with three ships, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María-and a total of ninety men. He was determined to find a shorter route to Asia. Though he never reached Asia, he is famous for crossing the Atlantic Ocean to reach the Americas.

In Celebrating Columbus Day, read about his famous journey and why we honor Christopher Columbus each year on the second Monday in October.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598454000
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Series: Celebrating Holidays
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

1 Christopher Columbus 5

2 In the Beginning 9

3 Making The Dream Come True 17

4 The New World 27

5 Remembering Columbus 35

6 Celebrating Your Way 41

Columbus Day Craft Project 44

Words to Know 45

Read More About 46

Internet Addresses 47

Index 48

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why do Americans continue to celebrate this piece of excrament every year? How do you "discover" a land that already has millions of people living in it? If I went to a mall, walked around the parking lot and said "Oh look, I discovered an awesome car, i think I'll keep it", how long do you think it would be before the police came down on me? Think I would be in trouble? I do. Chris sailed over here, wiped out as many tribes as he could, and he has a holday. The indiginous tribes that Chris helped wipe out were some of the greatest people to ever live, and we are poorer as a people because they were so completly wasted as a culture. All who look up to this menace of Spain should be ashamed of themselves and their country. Do away with this holiday and celebrate the memory of the many tribes that went through no less a hard time than the Jewish people did in WWII. It is 2013 and we need to flrget this bastard.