European vs. Taino
- Have your students read Encounter by Jane Yolen. This book is written from the perspective of a young Taino boy on the island where Christopher Colombus and his crew landed.
- Have them compare this story with the typical Christopher Colombus stories from a "white man's" view point. You may want to provide a few of these more common stories - there are many.
- Your students should write down differences between these two viewpoints.
- After your whole class has visited this center, you should have a class discussion about differing view points and discuss how important it is to get both sides of the story.