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Teaching Christopher Columbus

This Monday celebrates Columbus Day, the anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. Although many today ignore the providential aspects of this momentous event, American Christians can celebrate and remember the heroic actions of Christopher Columbus and his crew.

Columbus is often portrayed as an opportunist and a villain in today’s secular culture, but the “Christ-bearer” (as the explorer's name, Christopher, means) saw his primary mission to be spreading the Gospel.

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This October, equip yourself to teach the true story of Columbus, his character and purpose in God’s providential plan. This special book bundle “Teaching Christopher Columbus: Christ-Bearer to the New World” teacher packet and accompanying book, Columbus by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire are offered at 20% off through October.

“Teaching Christopher Columbus” is a 48-page teacher packet that includes everything you need to prepare a unit of study on the famous explorer, teaching from a Providential view of history, and can be adapted for any grade K-12. The packet contains Leading Ideas, study questions, charts, maps, vocabulary, background on Columbus, timelines, student activities and more. Includes samples of student work. $14.95

Columbus by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire tells the story of one of the world’s most famous explorers. Intended for primary grades, but can be adapted for use in teaching older students. Softcover, illustrated, 57 pages. $17.95

Order the bundle today and receive 20% off the regular price through October 2015. Total price $26.32 for the bundle.


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