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Don't forget - Columbus Day is Monday

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I just ordered a few books from the library to check out.

Evan Moor has a few downloads related to Columbus Day in their newsletter.  For some reason I wasn't able to paste the link here :-<


by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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KrissyKC
by Silver Member on Oct. 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM

We have too many other irons in the fire.   I am going to just TELL them it's Columbus Day and we can talk about that.   Two of them had some of this last year in their time4learning account.


autodidact
by on Oct. 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

jerk is a bit mild for rape and genocide, don't you think? 

Quoting mem82:

I agree. We have the books, A History of Us, and they do a great job explaining who found what and how that impacted us. It also shows that most of the people involved were just human, and not perfect. It even points out when someone was just a jerk.

Quoting fallenangel_353:

We have started working on Columbus day stuff since last week :) Thanks to all the activities my 8 yr old has learned the name of the 3 ships, the country from which they departed,the route that was taken, the king and queen who funded the voyage, and he thinks its hilarious that Columbus thought they found a shortcut to East Asia! Haha. We've been making an awesome lapbook on it, it is almost complete :) It has been a nice way to fill in our history for a couple of weeks. He does however know that Columbus is not the saint he is made out to be. But since it is still part of our history that is relative to us in the states, I still teach it :) Even if he isnt technically the first discoverer, I couldnt imagine not teaching about Columbus and Ponce De Leon (sp?) It's so interesting!


mem82
by Platinum Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 11:49 PM
If we refused to acknowledge anything because of the bad it brought along with the good we would have nothing. Throughout history, great strides have wrought bad things even as the human race has moved forward. I have no issue teaching my kids both the good and the bad. God created everything with a push and pull, Yin and yang, etc. *shrug* I don't enshrine him, we don't bless him on Thanksgiving, but I refuse to be ashamed of our heritage completely.

Quoting autodidact:

jerk is a bit mild for rape and genocide, don't you think? 

Quoting mem82:

I agree. We have the books, A History of Us, and they do a great job explaining who found what and how that impacted us. It also shows that most of the people involved were just human, and not perfect. It even points out when someone was just a jerk.



Quoting fallenangel_353:

We have started working on Columbus day stuff since last week :) Thanks to all the activities my 8 yr old has learned the name of the 3 ships, the country from which they departed,the route that was taken, the king and queen who funded the voyage, and he thinks its hilarious that Columbus thought they found a shortcut to East Asia! Haha. We've been making an awesome lapbook on it, it is almost complete :) It has been a nice way to fill in our history for a couple of weeks. He does however know that Columbus is not the saint he is made out to be. But since it is still part of our history that is relative to us in the states, I still teach it :) Even if he isnt technically the first discoverer, I couldnt imagine not teaching about Columbus and Ponce De Leon (sp?) It's so interesting!


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