The Meaning of Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a most unusual American holiday, as it commemorates an event that occurred well before the United States was even a nation. In this ebook, we explore the historical Columbus as well as the man as symbol for American life, tracing connections between Columbus Day and the discovery of the New World, the spirit of exploration, and the immigrant experience. Each selection includes a brief introduction by the editors with guiding questions for discussion.

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Grades

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Subjects

Citizenship

Resource Types

Primary Sources

Civic Days

Columbus Day