I would love to say that I planned this informative, fun filled week of history. But I can't. Since I decided at the last minute to do a unit on Christopher Columbus, I really didn't have enough time to plan out a great lesson. So off to the internet I go in search of kid friendly information and some fun activities.
I was so lucky to come across a couple of free sites that had some really great information. So, I compiled what I liked and put together my own lesson to make a complete study of Columbus. Everything you need to teach your kids about Christopher Columbus at the elementary school level is right here. Buttercup is doing 2nd grade work, but I think this lesson would be great for a 1st grade level or even a 3rd grade level.
And I am thrilled to let you know that I found the story here and the puzzles and coloring pages here.
I gathered information and activities from both sites and here's what I got:
- A simple story with illustrations
- A worksheet with fill in the blanks and matching activities
- A lesson on past tense verbs
- Two word scramble games
- A search and find word game
- Three pages for coloring (Columbus' three ships)
So if you're looking for some great but simple ways to teach your kids about Columbus, I highly recommend this lesson.
These are the free sites I used, TeacherVision and Classroom Jr.
Disclosure: I found these sites on my own and was not asked to do a review. I'm simply spreading the love, because I truly think this was an awesome find.
Happy Homeschooling Adventures!