Christopher Columbus Unit Study

In this unit study we learned about Christopher Columbus and his journey to America. We also learned a little geography and about some different landforms including peninsulas, islands, and mountains.  We used the books Columbus by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire and Hands on History Christopher Columbus by Mary Tucker to accompany our daily lessons. This unit study was made for elementary students and has 7 days worth of lessons. I did this unit study with my 1st grader and recommend it for Kindergarten- 3rd grade.

Christopher Columbus Unit Study

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Christopher Columbus Book List:

Books can be read by the child or by the parent to the child, depending on the child’s reading level. I don’t think that a child is ever too old to be read to.

Books I used in the lessons

Columbus by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire

Hands on History Christopher Columbus by Mary Tucker

In 1492 by Jean Marzollo

Other age appropriate books

Christopher Columbus by Lisa Wade McCormick

Christopher Cloumbus by Stephen Krensky

What’s So Great About Christopher Columbus by Amie Jane Leavitt

Christopher Columbus by Marion Dane Bauer

You Wouldn’t Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus! by Fiona Macdonald

Christopher Columbus by Jan Gleiter and Kathleen Thompson