Columbus Day is recognized on October 8th, 2012. Click on the picture below to watch the National Geographic Kids video about Christopher Columbus. Then answer the following questions:
1.. Where and when was Columbus born? 2. Why did Columbus decide to find a new sea route from Europe to Asia? 3. Who were Ferdinand and Isabella? Why were they important to Columbus? 4. What were the names of the 3 ships Columbus was given? 5. What happened on October 12, 1492? 6. Why did Columbus call the people on the island "Indians"? 7. Why did Columbus feel like a failure? 8. When did Columbus die? 9. According to the video, who came to America 500 years before Columbus? 10. Do you think Columbus' visits to America were good or bad? Support your opinion.