Friday, October 12, 2007


So in my Early American History class we're putting Columbus on trial. I got the idea from the teacher I worked with last year and also from the book Rethinking Columbus, but I'm still finding myself making everything up from scratch. So any resources you all might have would be very welcome!

Last class I had the defense and prosecution teams come up with a list of witnesses. The jury members each had to come up with an identity (past, present, real, fictional, etc). Before they did that I had them examine these images:

(actually it was a different illustration from this same book)

I had planned to hold the debate ON Columbus Day (which we do not have off), but like everything else that plan ganged aft agley.

P.S., in my insomnia I finally got around to updating my blogroll! Apologies to anyone I've left off.


Nero said...

hi my name is nero and I am in year 6 in a school in brisbane australia. Nice blog. My school blog is and my class blog is so take a look and try to leave a comment thanks.

organized chaos said...

I love this! I tried to something like this with my first graders last year and they loved it! I would have loved being a part of a class that did this!