Mel-O-Toons: The Story of Christopher Columbus
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This clip gives an overview of the story of Christopher Columbus and his journey to the Americas. It explains how Queen Isabella of Spain funded his ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. It also mentions how Columbus intended to find India and explains why we celebrate Columbus Day.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. How long did it take for Colombus to find support?
  2. Why did Colombus's crew want to turn back?
  3. Where did Colombus believe he reached?
  4. Why were sailors no longer scared to go west?

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Standards


This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • 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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