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Center Focus

All About Columbus

  1. You will need several books and materials about Columbus for this activity. If you have access to the Interet, there are many sites easily found with search engines that have a great deal of information.
  2. Have your students work in pairs to come up with a question they want to find out about Columbus. You may also provide a list of possible questions.
  3. They will research their question and come up with a visual way of displaying what they find out.
  4. These will make an excellent display that will be interesting to the other students as well as anyone else who comes into your class.

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