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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Early Explorers Scavenger Hunt

  1. Download the editable document: 
  2. Use the following videos and articles to complete the chart.
  3. MAKE SURE YOU FILL IN YOUR NAME, ROTATION, AND HOMEROOM TEACHER!
  4. Print your chart when you are finished and turn it in.

 


{John Cabot}

john-cabot

Articles:

John Cabot, Biography.com

John Cabot, Facts for Kids

Videos:


{Vasco Núñez de Balboa}

vasco-nunez-de-balboa

Articles:

Vasco Nunez Balboa, Biography.com

Vasco Nunez Balboa, Facts for Kids

Videos:


{Juan Ponce de León}

juan-ponce-de-leon

Articles:

Juan Ponce de León, Biography.com

Juan Ponce de Leon, Ducksters.com

Videos:


{Christopher Columbus}

Christopher-Coumbus-Art-

Articles:

Christopher Columbus, Biography.com

Christopher Columbus, Ducksters

Videos:


{Henry Hudson}

henry-hudson

Articles: 

Henry Hudson, Biography.com

Henry Hudson, Ducksters.com

Videos:


{Jacques Cartier}


Jacques-Cartier-art-

Articles:

Jacques Cartier, Biography.com

Jacques Cartier

Videos:

(beginning few seconds of video is about another explorer)

 

The following is a generic copy of the chart:

Early Explorers Scavenger Hunt