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Columbus Day Teaching Resources

Explore Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day resources for teaching students about this day in October. Columbus Day is a federal holiday in the United States, and it is marked on the second Monday in October every year. The holiday is set aside to denote the arrival of Christopher Columbus on the land that is modern-day America in 1492. Columbus Day will be held on Monday, October 10, 2022.

Are Schools Celebrating Columbus Day?

Many schools throughout the United States will not celebrate Columbus Day in 2022. Although Columbus Day is the official name of the federal holiday, some teachers may choose instead to honor Indigenous Peoples Day in October, teaching students about the Native American peoples upon whose lands Columbus and other European explorers settled.  
9 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
  • Go to Columbus Day Poster Template teaching resource

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    Columbus Day Poster Template

    Demonstrate learning about Christopher Columbus and his worldly explorations with a printable Columbus Day Poster template.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
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    Celebrate America Mini Book

    Read and write about the major national holidays in the United States with a printable mini-book for primary readers.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Columbus Day Count and Graph Worksheet teaching resource

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    Columbus Day Count and Graph Worksheet

    Practice counting objects with a Columbus Day count and graph worksheet.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Counting Clip Cards - Columbus Day teaching resource

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    Counting Clip Cards - Columbus Day

    Practice counting objects with a Columbus Day math activity.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to U.S. Patriotic Holidays - Sorting Worksheet teaching resource

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    U.S. Patriotic Holidays - Sorting Worksheet

    Identify symbols associated with patriotic holidays in the United States with a sorting worksheet.

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  • Go to Columbus Day Mini Book teaching resource

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    Columbus Day Mini Book

    Learn about Christopher Columbus and the Columbus Day holiday with a printable book for kindergarten and first-grade students.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to United States Patriotic Symbols - Holiday Worksheets teaching resource

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    United States Patriotic Symbols - Holiday Worksheets

    Build and write sentences about patriotic holidays in the United States with a group of six holiday sentence-building worksheets.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 1
  • Go to Columbus Day Vocabulary Word Wall teaching resource

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    Columbus Day Vocabulary Word Wall

    Increase vocabulary and build background knowledge about Columbus Day with a set of vocabulary word wall cards.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2
  • Go to Columbus Day ABC Sort teaching resource

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    Columbus Day ABC Sort

    Review the vocabulary and concepts surrounding the Columbus Day holiday with this fun ABC Order Worksheet.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Grades: K - 2