Learning Exercise

The Letter of Columbus to Luis De Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery

This assignment employs primary documents to explore Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World.
Course: US History I

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Read and Rephrase: Read the primary source document located at http://www.ushistory.org/documents/columbus.htm . The document is a letter written by Columbus on his journeys. In the letter he describes the people, culture and geography of the new lands. Read the article and rephrase it into a descriptive paragraph which tells the good points about the new lands.


Technical Notes

Author Pattie Morton


Old and New Worlds Meet: Looking Westward

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Explain the causes of European voyages of exploration and colonization to the New World.