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Christopher Columbus

Famous People

Low Int – Int

In this lesson, students read a short biography about Columbus who believed the earth was round, and that by sailing west he would find a quicker route to the East. Students review vocabulary and discuss characteristics of early explorers.

Printable Lesson

PDFs:

  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 4 pages
Tasks
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • group discussion
Vocabulary
  • weaver
  • lad
  • support
  • royal
  • journey
  • court
  • exist
  • set foot in
  • claim
  • wreck
  • settlement
  • capture
  • native
  • in search of
  • admiral
  • wealthy
Grammar
  • nationalities
Tasks

Title

Due

  • Warm-Up
  • Vocabulary Preview A
  • Vocabulary Preview B
  • Read & Listen
  • Comprehension
  • Discussion