Columbus Reports on His First Voyage, 1493

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What did Christopher Columbus have to say about his exploration of the Caribbean? Young historians have a chance to examine Columbus' own words about his voyage to Cuba and Santo Domingo. After reading Columbus' report, pupils respond to five comprehension questions about the passage.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate the reading comprehension check in a study of early exploration and/or of a study of the controversy about Columbus
  • Have readers highlight in the text where they found their answers
Classroom Considerations

  • Lexile 1240L
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  • Preview the audio version of the passage to determine if appropriate for your learning situation
Pros

  • Prompts readers to use context clues and supportive evidence
  • Comes with an audio version of the passage
Cons

  • None