Hare We Go: Columbus' Voyage
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Queen Isabella of Spain funds Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World, and Bugs Bunny tags along. This clip highlights some key aspects of the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in a comical manner. One inaccuracy in this clip is that Christopher Columbus did not debate the round shape of the Earth but the size of it.

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  1. What is the apple and pancake disagreement about?
  2. Who gives Columbus a shot?
  3. How does the crew feel before they find land?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify contributions of historical figures, including Stephen F. Austin, George Washington, Christ...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe how individuals, including Daniel Boone, Christopher Columbus, the Founding Fathers, and Ju...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    describe the origins and significance of national celebrations such as Memorial Day, Independence Da...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following important turning points in wo...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the impact of the Columbian Exchange on the Americas and Europe
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    trace the spatial diffusion of phenomena such as the Columbian Exchange or the diffusion of American...

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