The Truth About Christopher Columbus
We will learn about the Taino and Arawak people, the myths vs facts about Cristopher Columbus, and the movement to change the holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. This class is taught from a Native American perspective.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
60 minute class
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue...but everything you know about him is probably wrong! This class will counter the common narrative about Christopher Columbus. We will discuss the people that discovered him in the Caribbean, common myths about Columbus and the facts to counter those myths, and the results of his invasion. We will also talk about why Native peoples and activists are pushing to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day across the United States. This class is taught...
I am a Lipan Apache woman and mother who loves teaching about Native peoples. Truthful education about us is important and I love to help people of all ages learn accurate information about us. I have been actively involved in organizing to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day in several states.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be talking about atrocities commited by Columbus and the Spanish in the Americas. I will keep the content and discussion on this age appropriate, but it will include killing, maiming, genocide, and slavery. We will NOT be discussing the sexual abuse that took place. The PowerPoint slideshow includes historical drawings and paintings about the acts Columbus comitted, but they are the more mild ones of this type. This is not a class for sensitive learners.