Celebrated the second Monday of each October, Columbus Day commerates Columbus's Oct. 12, 1492 landing in the New World. Columbus Day is a legal holiday in the United States. It is celebrated as Día de la Raza in much of Latin America.
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Celebrating Columbus Day at The Holiday Zone
Include history, printable worksheets and coloring pages, arts and crafts, poems, interactive puzzles, discussion topics, and language activities.
Columbus and Other Great Explorers
Provides a short history of the man and the holiday which bears his name. Also includes information on other famous journeys and explorations. From Infoplease.com
Offers a history of the holiday along with printable crossword puzzles and word searches.
Columbus Day Activities and Games
Offers a variety of resources for the classroom teacher, including stories, poems, a skit, coloring pages, and craft ideas.
Columbus Day-Holiday Insights
Information about Columbus Day with links to ecards, games, and fun.
Dia de la Raza
Offers historical facts and cultural information about this Latin American observance.
Día de la Raza
Article discusses Columbus Day in Costa Rica and explores how Columbus's discovery impacted the nation.
Indigenous Peoples Day
Describes the event replacing Columbus Day in some parts of the United States and explains the rationale behind it.
John's Word Search Puzzles: Columbus Day
Printable word search includes terms related to Columbus's life.
Lesson Plan - Columbus Day
Lesson plan designed for use in the fourth or fifth grade classroom examines the Columbus Day holiday from a Native American perspective. From the College of Education at Utah State University.
Today in History: October 12
History and images related to Columbus Day. From the Library of Congress.
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