© 2023 | Jefferson Public Radio
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520
541.552.6301 | 800.782.6191
KSOR Header background image 1
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Columbus Day Conundrum: How To Teach The History To Children

Public Domain, Wikimedia
Columbus's landing in an old European engraving.

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. 

Stay Connected
Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.