“Discovering” America: The People V. Christopher Colombus

Purpose of Unit:

Participation in a mock murder trial:  The People V. Christopher Columbus

Essential Question(s)

Who “discovered” America?  Who writes history, bystanders or perpetrators?

Key Vocabulary: Empathy, Perpetrator, Bystander, Upstander, Victim, Genocide, Human Rights




Day 1: Do Now + Documents

Day 1: Classwork Handout

Day 2: DO NOW Oct 1st

Day 2 Classwork: The People Vs. Chris Colombus

Day 2 Readings

Day 3: Colombus Trial Preparation Handouts

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