Video of the Week: "Why the US celebrates Columbus Day"

Do you have the day off today? Do you wish you had the day off? Perhaps this video will change your mind:

Here’s what I plan on having my students discuss:

  • Summarize how Christopher has become a celebrated figure in America.

  • Should we celebrate a different explorer who actually came to America? If so, whom?

  • How does children’s literature & media impact the views of a culture?

  • Should cities opt out of celebrating Columbus Day?

  • Should we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day?