1. In Columbus's Words…
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVESStudents will be able to:
|• ||Articulate Columbus's goals|
|• ||Summarize his impressions of the area and peoples he found|
|• ||Explain the changes that resulted from his voyages|
|• ||Evaluate the long-term significance and impact of his voyages|
DESCRIPTIONStudents will work in pairs to analyze quotes by Christopher Columbus, in an effort to understand his goals and his impressions of the world he encountered. Students then will analyze
the changes in Europe and the Americas that resulted from his exploration, and will discuss
the impact Columbus had on both continents.
MATERIALSColumbus Quotes (copy for each student)
Impact of Columbus (copy for each student)
CLASS LAYOUT AND GROUPING OF STUDENTSStudents initially will work in pairs, then face their desks toward the center for the discus
|1. ||Explain that this lesson will focus on Columbus's goals and impressions of the world he
encountered and the long-term impact of his exploration.|
|2. ||Organize the students into pairs and tell them that first they will work with their partners
to analyze a number of quotations from the diaries and letters of Columbus and his son.|
|3. ||Distribute Columbus Quotes and ask the students to read through the material and respond to the questions at the end of the activity sheet. They have 20 minutes to prepare
for the discussion.|
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Book title: Using Deliberative Techniques to Teach United States History.
Contributors: Eleanora Von Dehsen - Author, Nancy Claxton - Author.
Publisher: International Debate Education Association.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2009.
Page number: 17.
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