Hello North House! I am your new scribe for the week! So let’s get started.
(Oh yeah, happy Columbus day for those of you doing this assignment on Monday)
So, when you were all little children in grade school you were probably told that in 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Am I correct? Many grade schools put on little plays or watch fun little movies and learn that Christopher Columbus was the first person to find America. But this is not true. Watch the video here to find out who discovered America first. There are also some facts in the article below the video but it is not necessary to read them, but feel free to if you wish.
Why do you think teachers decided to start teaching about Columbus’s journey to America instead of all the people before him? Why do you think history textbooks hardly mention all the others before Columbus? Do you think if you were taught the true story of Columbus anything would be different with how you viewed the world? Explain your answer.