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Columbus Day Analogies
Complete the following analogies. For analogy help, click here.
Pilgrim is to Thanksgiving as Columbus is to
1776 is to Independence Day as 1492 is to
Mayflower is to Pilgrim as Santa Maria is to
George III is to Founding Fathers as Isabella is to
Seek is to find as hunt is to
Give up is to persistence as cowardice is to
Constancy is to loyalty as steadfast is to
Explorer is to expedition as sailer is to
Betrayal is to treason as criminal is to
Write is to diary as journal is to
Ferdinand is to king as Isabella is to
Isabella is to Spain as Columbus is to
Briney is to salt water as lake is to
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Columbus Day Alliteration
Alliteration is a lot of fun and great for long car rides. For alliteration help, click here.
Kindly careful crafty Christopher Columbus carried cajoling caretakers.
The peaceful penitent peppery Piñta passengers paraded pretty parrots.
Do your own Columbus Day Alliteration for Isabella, Ferdinand, navigator, explorer, traveller, courage, persistent
If you have difficulty creating alliteration phrases, try the formula below ...
Columbus Onomatopoeia Activities
Remember: Onomatopoeia = Words that imitate sounds or sounds that are linked with objects. In short, literary sound effects.
(from Greek = name-making)
Quick ... what sound ...
What sound do you hear on when waves hit the shore?
What sound is heard when seagulls fly around a ship?
What sound do you hear when sailors are chuckling at a joke?
What sound is heard when the wind hits a ship's sails?
Columbus Day Analogy Answers
Pilgrim is to Thanksgiving as Columbus is to Columbus Day; 1776 is to Independence Day as 1492 is to Columbus Day; Mayflower is to Pilgrim as Santa Maria is to Columbus; George III is to Founding Fathers as Isabella is to Christopher Columbus; Seek is to find as hunt is to locate; Give up is to persistence as cowardice is to courage; Constancy is to loyalty as steadfast is to trustworthy; Explorer is to expedition as sailor is to sail; Betrayal is to treason as criminal is to mutiny; Write is to diary as journal is to ship's log; Ferdinand to king as Isabella is to queen; Isabella is to Spain as Columbus is to New World; Briney is to salt water as lake is to fresh water.
Columbus Day Make Hardtack!
This is similar to what they may have eaten on board one of Columbus' ships. We know that these ingrediants were available on board and that hardtack was standard fare at sea.
Makes about 16 3-inch round biscuits
About 3 cups flour, 1 Tablespoon salt, 1 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 2-quart bowl, mix three cups flour and the salt. Add water and stir until it becomes too difficult to continue. Knead dough in bowl with hand, adding more flour to make it very dry.
Press, pull and roll out the dough until it is 1/2 inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a 3 in. round cutter. Holding each biscuit in hand, punch 16 holes through it with an 8 penny nail being careful not to hurt yourself. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 30 minutes until crisp, dry, and lightly browned. Cool before storing in a closed container.
Library Scavenger Hunt (Keep a log on your Scavenger Hunt like Columbus!)
1. Explore the differences and similarities in ships and sailing techniques used in the 1400s and 1500s.
2. What tools were used in navigation?
3. What was life like on a ship if you were a captain? sailor?
4. What would you eat on ship if you were a captain? sailor?
5. How were sails made? How did the sailors repair damage to sails during a voyage?
People to Learn About when studying Christopher Columbus 1. Marco Polo
2. King Ferdinand (A different twist to learn about this man is to watch the first video in the BBC's The Six Wives of Henry VIII series. Serious questions arise as to the character of Ferdinand when watching the video on Catherine of Aragon)
3. Queen Isabella
4. Pinzon Brothers
5. Amerigo Vespucci
Vocabulary & Places mariner
The Indies (area of eastern Asia -- China, Japan, India and Myanmar --- Myanmar was formerly called Burma)
Cipangu (the name for Japan during the time of Columbus)
Cathay (the name for China during the time of Columbus)
Quinsay (a great city in China now called Hangzhou)
*Navigational Glossary (fun way to learn new ship board terms!)
1) What were Columbus' primary and secondary reasons to explore? (Hint: there are two primary reasons from a Christian worldview) Why were Europeans trying to find a water route to China?
2) Was Columbus the first European to "discover" America? Why did God allow Columbus' discovery to have such an impact on the world and not that of other discoverers?
3) What would you need to do to prepare for a sea expedition during the time of Columbus?
4) Name Columbus' three ships. What kind of ships were they?
5) What problems did Columbus' have in preparing for this expedition?
6) We are not really sure where Columbus actually landed. However, many have guessed a particular place. What is the name of this place today? Locate it on a map.
7) What was the first thing Columbus did when he stepped on shore?
8) How did the Spaniards and Indians treat gold?
9) How did Spain initially treat Columbus on his return?
10) What happened to the 39 Spaniards left in the New World?
11) How many voyages did Columbus take to the New World?
Costuming for Re-enactments in the Homeschool
mid-15th Century and late 15th Century For those that are skilled, you may be able to make such costumes for your home scholars. However, for those that do not quite understand the mysteries of a needle and thread, check out yard sales to find those treasures that would work for costuming
Columbus Day Word Power (Anagrams)
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