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Who discovered America?

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Cultures +3 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
The question "Who discovered America?" invites a lot of discussion, now that many of us recognize that the simple answer of "Columbus" is not entirely accurate. This collection includes resources to help support student investigation into the answers of these questions:
-What does it mean to "discover" a place?
-How did the first peoples arrive in the Americas?
-What claims to the Vikings and the Chinese have to the discovery of America?
-Should Columbus be celebrated as a hero, villain, or something in between?

There are discussion questions and additional links throughout the collection. Teachers and students are invited to explore the many websites included to further their research.