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  Columbus' Journey

Visit this website to learn what life was like for Columbus' crew.

Columbus Day for Kids and Teachers - Lesson Plans & Games for Kids

The round trip, including their adventures in the New World, took eight months. Columbus was paid well for his trip. Columbus was highly respected and, thanks to his adventures, he was also quite wealthy. He was happily married. He had a couple of kids. He was incredibly stubborn.

Historians know a lot about Columbus' voyage from the journal he kept about his exploration. CLICK HERE to read some excerpts from his journal and learn about Columbus' journey directly from him.

Imagine you were a sailor on the Santa Maria in 1492. Wrtie two journal entries about your experience... one entry about a day at sea and another about discovering land on October 12.

Take a picture of your handwritten entries and share them in 2 ways. Share your phototwo ways....

  • Upload to Instagram and tag it #onlineunitstudies #columbusday @techiehomeschoolmom
  • Upload your picture to your family's "Online Unit Studies" Pinterest board. Write a detailed description about yourlearning experience.