Columbus Day “Explore the World’s Knowledge, Cultures, and Ideas”
Goals & Objectives
Columbus Day is known as the day the Americans commemorate Christopher Columbus’s discovery of these continents in 1492, marking the beginning of European migration to the continent. To provide students with the opportunity to delve into history and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural diversity of America, PennSchool organizes Columbus Day events under the theme “Explore the World’s Knowledge, Cultures, and Ideas”.
PennSchool hopes that the activities on Columbus Day will provide students with a natural opportunity to learn historical knowledge while developing essential skills such as communication, teamwork, and fostering pride in the cultures and histories of all nations. Furthermore, participating in this event also creates opportunities for students to meet, connect with the community, and learn about the diversity of the world around them.
All students from Preschool to Grade 12
– Students are encouraged to wear costumes following the theme of the Columbus Day Parade 2023 to receive adorable event-themed stickers.
– Students will watch a movie about the history behind Columbus Day and answer some related questions about this event.
– Students from Grades 1 & 2 will participate in a Word Search game based on the theme of Columbus Day.
– Students from Grades 3 – 7 will participate in the Golden Bell Contest themed “Columbus’ Legacy: The New World Unveiled”. Students will compete in two rounds: the Qualifying Round and the Final Round. Each round will consist of diverse questions related to Social Studies, focusing on the Columbus Day topics they have studied in class.
The Final Round is scheduled to take place on October 24, 2023.