Who is Columbus?Christopher Columbus was from Italy. He is famous for hisvoyage from Europe to the “New World”.
What did he believe?At this time, everyone thought the world was flat. ChristopherColumbus knew it was round and in the end, The Catholic Kings,Isabel and Fernando gave him permission to explore.
What did he do? When?Columbus needed money for his voyage, but no one believedhim. Finally, the kings of Spain gave him money. In 1492 heleft to discover the New World.
The Voyage!On August 3rd, 1492, Columbus began his voyage withthree ships; The Niña, The Pinta, and The Santa María.There were 90 men on the ships.
FoodColumbus had food such as cheese, fish, chicken, pigs, wine,bread, and water for the voyage.
The voyage lasted 36 days. On October 12th, they foundan island. It was the islands of the Bahamas. He said thatthese islands were now part of Spain.
What did he find?There were Native Americans on the islands whenColumbus arrived. At first, they were happy, but Columbusstole their islands!
The New WorldColumbus didn’t find India, but he did find a land that no oneknew. He made 4 voyages and discovered new places.
“The Day of Race”?Columbus Day is alsocalled “El Día de laRaza”. Why do you thinkit is also called that? The Native Americans and Columbus were friends at first, but later the Europeans killed many of them in wars and with diseases they brought from Europe. Native Americans were treated badly and we need to recognize this also.
Do you remember? Where is Christopher Columbus from? When did he leave on his voyage? How many ships did he have? What were their names? How many men went on the voyage? What islands did he discover first? What day did he arrive in the “new world”?http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/christopher_columbus/