The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, the three ships Christopher Columbus famously brought to the Americas from Spain, are integral parts of Columbus history. Use this aspect of the holiday to enjoy a family outing and learn at the same time. Visit a local ship museum, take a ferry ride or tour a local naval base. Children can learn about ship structure and travel capabilities and compare this information to the types of ships Columbus sailed to the "new world," helping to foster better understanding of the journey for the entire family.
by Augusta Stevenson
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If You Were There in 1492: Everyday Life in the Time of Columbus, by Barbara Brenner (ages 4-8)
Christopher Columbus (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3), by Stephen Krensky (ages 6-8)
You Wouldn't Want to Sail With Christopher Columbus!: Uncharted Waters You'd Rather Not Cross (You Wouldn't Want to...), by Fiona MacDonald, David Antram, David Salariya (ages 9-12)
Schoolhouse Rock, "America Rocks" DVD