Mickey Mouse as Christopher Columbus. On October 12, 1492 Columbus landed on San Salvador, an island of the Bahamas. It is documented with this Gambia stamp Scott #1229 (08 Apr 1992). This October 12th will mark the 520th Anniversary.
Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers Time to play "Falling" for Autumn Jeopardy, a fun interactive autumn trivia game! Students will learn about holidays, customs and trivia about the fall season. The categories include:1. Hut! Hut! (Football)2. Trick or Treat! (Halloween)3. Let's Talk Turkey! (Thanksgiving)4. Trivia5. 1492 (Columbus Day)6. School "Daze"What better way to start off the new school year with this fun and challenging game!
I'm A Frayed Knot: A Weeklong Columbus Day Lesson in String
This week, in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. To commemorate the sheer act of sailing from Spain to the Caribbean America, I’d like to talk about knots. I’d bet that most people know how to make a square knot, a slipknot, and maybe a double knot, but beyond that, I’d guess that our collective knot-knowledge …
Christopher Columbus - In 1492, Columbus's ships carried seeds of Cannabis Sativa, thus making Columbus responsible for introducing marijuana to America. Columbus was carrying the seeds so that, in case of a shipwreck, his men would have the means to grow crops for supplies and food. And perhaps Columbus and his crew lit up a few pipes during their voyage in order to allay any fears about possibly sailing off the edge of the world?
On the evening of 3 August 1492, Columbus departed from Palos de la Frontera with three ships: a larger carrack, the Santa María ex-Gallega ("Galician"), and two smaller caravels, the Pinta ("Painted") and the Santa Clara, nicknamed the Niña (lit. "Girl") after her owner Juan Niño of Moguer. The monarchs forced the Palos inhabitants to contribute to the expedition. The Santa María was owned by Juan de la Cosa and captained by Columbus. The Pinta and the Niña were piloted by the Pinzón…
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue … and Ferdinand, king of Aragon, and Isabella, queen of Castile expelled the Jews from Spain. The reasoning for this move has never been entirely clear. <a href=http://www.missedinhistory.com/blog/missed-in-history-the-expulsion-of-jews-from-spain/>Read the show notes here.</a>
On August 3, 1492, Columbus sailed west with three small ships, the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria. although the expedition encountered good whether and favorable wind, no land came into sight. Finally, on October 12, lookout yelled, "Land! Land"