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Teaching history hands-on is a sure fire way to create a love for history in our children. This great resource provides 21 activities and comprehensive information on one of the great explorers of our nation - admittedly a man with numerous character flaws that resulted in misadventures and moral failures. The introduction to this book says it best, "No matter what one may think of Columbus - hero, heel or both - the significance of what he did, however interpreted, is monumental. Christopher Columbus changed the world. For that, Columbus, given the title the Admiral of the Ocean Sea, deserves to be known and his legacy explored."
Activities include: explaining nautical knots, making an ancient globe, creating a coat of arms, making an hour glass, growing shipboard mold, simulating a lunar eclipse and much more. Well illustrated with images, photos and diagrams. Time line included. 145 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne