Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?

What is the difference between a primary source and a secondary source? How can they help us understand historical events?

Use the following videos as sources to consider when determining if Columbus should be remembered as a hero or a villain.

Highlight evidence that supports your opinion after you’ve listened/read through them at least once.

{SOURCE #1}

Christopher Columbus’s Journal Entry, October 11, 1492

{SOURCE #2}

Christopher Columbus’s Journal Entry, October 11, 1492 (continued)

{SOURCE #3}

Joel Barlow, The Vision of Columbus 1787

{SOURCE #4}

Bartolome De Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, 1552

{SOURCE #5}

Warren Carroll, Honoring Christopher Columbus, 1992

{SOURCE #6}

Christopher Columbus, 1492

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