Columbus' Mistake (Exploring America, 1492): An Easy-to-Read American History Play

Students at every reading level often complain that learning about history is dull and boring and adds no meaning to their own lives. Use this mini-play about Columbus' expedition to America to prove them wrong! See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 7 Subject: Early Exploration and Settlements, Fluency through Plays Grade: 4 - 8 Theme: Columbus Day, Autumn Themes, October Type: Plays and Reader's Theater Author: Sarah J. Glasscock File Size: 152 KB
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This play portrays Columbus' famous mistake of discovering America while trying to sail to Asia. Includes background, vocabulary, book and web links, and activities to extend the learning!

Teaching Tips

Begin by reading the cast of characters and their descriptions aloud to familiarize students with the way each name is pronounced. Encourage everyone to participate; don’t let race, ethnicity, or gender determine which student plays a role.