Biography: Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World

Subjects: History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: Biography Classroom

Biography: Christopher Columbus

Period accounts, rare art and artifacts, and interviews with historians are featured in this profile of Columbus. See how he convinced Ferdinand and Isabella to fund his journey and how he never gave up believing that he had reached Asia as well as how his fortunes and reputations sank so quickly that by the time of his fourth voyage, Spanish officials would not let him anchor in their waters.

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60-minute runtime; two-year copyright clearance.

June 7 at 7:00am ET/PT

Biography: Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World

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