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Christopher Columbus:

Hero or Villain? . Social Studies 8. Corine Carey . c. orine.carey@sd41.bc.ca. . Social Studies Department Head. Burnaby North Secondary . Burnaby, BC . History Detectives. Evidence Task Force Activity.

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Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain? Social Studies 8

Corine Carey corine.carey@sd41.bc.ca Social Studies Department HeadBurnaby North Secondary Burnaby, BC Slide2

History DetectivesEvidence Task Force ActivitySlide3


MurderRapist Slave TraderGenocideThief Lied to the King and Queen of Spain


This person has quite the history…The United States has a National Holiday named after this man where they celebrate his successes every year!There is an annual parade for this person!He is credited for ‘discovering’ the New World!The King and Queen of Spain gave him 1700 men and more ships to continue what he was doing! (Why??)

He was named Governor of the new land he ‘discovered’! So who is this suspect?? _________________________  But how is this possible!?Slide9

Christopher ColumbusSlide10

Quotes or sections from stories discussing each of the crimes against him Pictures (to make inferences in the group and generate questions, create wonder and engagement)Fact Sheet including key points: Columbus

NEVER landed on American soil – EVER. He arrived in present day Haiti/Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Cuba. When Columbus reached land, 2 of his 3 ships got stuck on the coral reefs and had to be rescued by the Arawak Natives. He was eventually arrested and sent back to Spain where he served 1o years in prison. What else I give in the ‘evidence’ packages for each group…Slide11

Final Evidence Report and Verdict:

Is Christopher Columbus a Hero or a Villain?