Columbus Day Online Lessons and Activities

When is Columbus Day Activity Lessons

When is Columbus Day? Columbus Day is always celebrated on the second Monday in October. In  2016, Columbus Day is Monday, October 10. In 2017, Columbus Day is October 9. Learn more about it with these Columbus Day online lessons and activities. Enjoy!

Columbus Day Online Lessons and Activities

Recently, there's been controversy around the celebration of Columbus Day. We say, Happy Columbus Day anyway! Did he or didn't he discover America? Well, he certainly did, but he wasnt't the first or even the second. Who really discovered America?

Christopher Columbus gets the credit for discovering America, but the Native Americans were already here. Amerigo Vespucci, America's namesake, was here first. So was Leif Erikson!

We've curated some lessons to help you decide for yourself. Who really discovered America?

Real life photos of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria replicas.

Quiz for Columbus Day  and Spanish explorers from

Indigenous Cultures Lesson Plan from PBS Teachers.

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Video Biography on Christopher Columbus and Christopher Columbus Quiz from

Timeline Sequencing Game

Early Elementary Lesson on Columbus Day: Who was Christopher Columbus? from Brainpop Jr.


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