Columbus Day Conundrum: How To Teach The History To Children

Oct 5, 2018

Banks and post offices took the day off, calling it Columbus Day.  Other people choose to observe the (approximate) date of Columbus's arrival in the "new world" with Indigenous Peoples Day. 

Our knowledge of Columbus and the effects of his discoveries is known better over time.  Which raises the question for educators and society at large: how teach the story of Columbus and what he wrought? 

Jefferson Greene is a cultural liaison at the Confederate Tribes of Warm Springs

He visits with his views on how to teach the work of Columbus.