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Teaching History vs. Christopher Columbus [video]

History vs. Christopher Columbus [video]

Many people in the United States and Latin America have grown up celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage. But was he an intrepid explorer who brought two worlds together or a ruthless exploiter who brought colonialism and slavery? And did he even discover America at all? Alex Gendler puts Columbus on the stand in History vs. Christopher Columbus.

Alex Gendler
TED-Ed

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How should Christopher Columbus be remembered today?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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