Saturday, October 1, 2011

British and American Festivities - Columbus Day

Here you are the first chapter of our nonfiction reading book

We will learn quite a lot about Columbus Day



  1. When do Americans celebrate Columbus Day?
  2. What do Americans remember on that day?
  3. Where and when was Christopher Columbus born?
  4. What did the young Christopher Columbus like to do?
  5. What did people believe on that time?
  6. But what did Columbus believe?
  7. How old was Christopher Columbus when he first went to sea?
  8. What was Columbus’ idea?
  9. What did he need to test his idea?
  10. Did many people help Columbus?
  11. What did Christopher Columbus have to start this voyage and test his theory?
  12. When did Columbus leave Spain?
  13. What was the name of the Port?
  14. What did Christopher Columbus show to the king and queen when he returned to Spain?
  15. Where did the three ships arrive?
  16. When did they arrive?
  17. What did Europeans find in the New World?
  18. When and where did the first celebration of Columbus Day take place?
  19. When and where was the great Columbian Exposition celebrated?
  20. How do Americans celebrate Columbus Day?
  21. Is everybody happy about celebrating Columbus Day?
  22. Why or why not?

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