I threw together this Columbus Word Find for Grade 2 to open up a discussion with my son about the realities of Christoper Columbus. I’m not really a fan of how he is celebrated in our country. In my opinion, there are far more heroic historical figures we could celebrate that weren’t involved with the rape, enslavement, and degradation of whole societies. I think it’s important to teach children that while Columbus did discover much of the new world, he wasn’t a hero. The reality is that he hurt people, and I want my son to understand that fact. We did this word find together, and talked about the good and bad things that Columbus did, as it is age appropriate for my 7-year-old.
Whatever your views on Columbus and his holiday, I hope you will find this printable useful!
Download the Columbus Day Word Find Printable – Grade 2
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