What is Columbus Day? There are so many celebrations and holidays that are celebrated throughout the year. Every holiday has its own significance and reason. Some days are a way to honor people who played a pivotal role in history; other dates are important because they are religious in nature; some have cultural significance and lots more reasons! Among all these holidays, a very important national holiday that is celebrated throughout the United States of America is the Columbus Day. Do you know what it is? Let's take a look! Every year, a national holiday is observed across many countries of the Americas, which is known as Columbus Day. Columbus Day is a celebration of the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on the 12th of October 1492. Who was Columbus? Let's see! Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer who set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a faster route to the Far East, and that is when he stumbled upon the Americas! This is why every year, we celebrate Columbus Day.
These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the Columbus Day celebration, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. This holiday is generally observed on October 12th. The worksheets below will provided reading passages, puzzles and even geography work for your students. It is a nice collection of work for your students.