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Ships at sea

Inspired by stories of the voyages of Christopher Columbus, we made these mixed media sea pictures. First we used washes to paint the background, then we used black paper to make silhouettes of boats.


A passionate traveler, Montaigne sought, in difficult journeys he made more difficult by refusing an orderly itinerary, the same process of becoming he recorded in his essays.

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All Aboard

History knows and recognizes thousands of instances related to great discoveries. Principally, people who made them were dreamers and adventurers who dared let their dreams set sail. 444 more words

Let's Travel

Destination (un)known

Thought for the day, courtesy of explorer Christopher Columbus:

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

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Quotations & Commentary

I am so sorry.

We took your holy land. We carved images of the brave ugly men who had ordered the death of your people into the beautiful Black Hills. 94 more words


“All history goes to prove that when first visited by civilized people, the American Indians have been found friendly and hospitable —- from the days of Christopher Columbus to the Lewis and Clark expedition … And so also have a great many travelers, including myself: Nowhere to my knowledge, have they stolen a six-pence worth of my property. 475 more words

En la Clase: Rethinking Conquest and Colonization

In just a few weeks, Monday October 13th will be observed as Columbus Day.  Banks will close, stores will have special sales, and many students will learn about how Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the Americas. 583 more words

En La Clase