When I taught 5th grade, our Social Studies curriculum covered United States’ history. If it worked out just right, I could time the section about Columbus and the explorers to be this time of year, around Columbus Day.

To help the students remember that Columbus’ goal was NOT to discover a new world, I made “Columbus Cookies” for my students; Columbus was looking for spices!

Columbus Cookie Activity Directions

 

 

This activity typically worked well. Except for the one year when one student wrote on his final essay: “Columbus came to the New World for cookies.”

Oops.

 

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