Study Guide based on the book Christopher Columbus: His Life and His Journals By Edward Everett Hale and Edward Gaylord Bourne
Published by Knowledge Keepers Bookstore, 2021
Study Guide created by Nicki Truesdell
Christopher Columbus: His Life and His Journals is available by Knowledge Keepers Bookstore at www.knowledgekeepersbookstore.com as well as Amazon.com
This book is actually two books in one, and adaptable to all ages.
Book One is a narrative of the life and discoveries of Columbus, written by Edward Everett Hale in 1892, and based on the journals and letters of Columbus (and others). It is easily appropriate for elementary through high school, as well as a family read-aloud.
Book Two is a collection of those actual letters and journals for reference and details. It is sometimes harder reading, so it would be better for advanced or curious elementary students, and great for middle and high school students.
This guide is geared toward students in upper elementary through high school. It is up to the parent to decide which activities will suit their children. In our homeschool, we do most of these together as a family group.
How to use the book and guide
The book and this study-guide make a great stand-alone study of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus, or they can be used as a supplement to any world history or American history curriculum you currently use. This guide includes maps, notebooking pages, illustrations, copy work, and research topics. The activities are all suggested; if you want to explore this story to the fullest, do each one! If time is a constraint, pick and choose what you like.