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Monday Mix-ins: Christopher Columbus

Portrait of a Man, Said to be Christopher Columbus
{images via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

Today we offer several optional links to enhance your home studies of another quite famous figure in history: Christopher Columbus! As with a few of our earlier “historical celebrities,” resources for Columbus abound online, but here are a handful you can try if you’d like. 

And remember, we don’t preview every website or video in its entirety, so use your own discretion when sharing these resources with your kids:


Christopher Columbus by Animated Hero Classics:


Christopher Columbus, Episode 1: Columbus the Sailor is Born – This animated video is the first in a series of 26 Columbus videos. (Click here for links to the rest of the series on YouTube.)


1960 Cartoon – Christopher Columbus:


Biography of Christopher Columbus for Children: Famous Explorers for Kids – a short biography from FreeSchool:


Christopher Columbus documentary – featured on, this video is 43 minutes long, rated TV-PG.

Christopher Columbus – the 1949 classic feature film, available to watch for free for Amazon Prime members.



Map of Christopher Columbus’ voyages

Images of Christopher Columbus and his voyages – from the collections of the Library of Congress 

Dinner with Columbus – an online game from CNN

BBC Famous People: Christopher Columbus – This website for kids features lots of info, photos, a quiz, a game, and more links.

Test Your Knowledge of Columbus with this online quiz from Scholastic.

Columbus Word Search – Click here for easier versions.

Columbus’ Voyage: Map and Ships – this is a cute craft idea for following along with our explorers!

More Columbus themed crafts from DLTK, and other crafts and printables here from Enchanted Learning.


{Attribution for photo, above right: Spanish caravel Santa Maria from the Library of Congress website}
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