Educator Resources for Christopher Columbus

Think you know everything there is to know about Christopher Columbus? Think again! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim will fill you in on some little-known details about this famous explorer. You’ll find out about Columbus’s early life, and how his work for European trading firms prepared him for his historic voyages. You’ll learn Columbus’s motivations for making the dangerous trip across the ocean, and how his religious beliefs influenced his decisions. Finally, you’ll hear about Columbus’s treatment of the natives he encountered in the Caribbean, and the reasons why some people feel that his accomplishments shouldn’t be celebrated. So raise the mainsail, batten down the hatches, and click on this movie!