Columbus Day is a US federal holiday that is celebrated on the second Monday of October.
Columbus Day remembers Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas on October 12, 1492.
Indigenous Peoples Day is a holiday that celebrates the native peoples of North America. It began as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day.
Indigenous Peoples Day promotes Native American culture and history.
The Columbian Exchange was a widespread exchange of people, crops, and animals between the people of the "Old World" (Europe, Africa, and Asia) and the "New World" (North, Central, and South America)
Tobacco, Cocoa, Maize, Tomatoes, and Potatoes came from the "New World." So do Avocados, Beans, Peanuts, Squash, and Turkeys.
Wheat, Coffee, Horses, Rice, and Sugar came from the "Old World." So do Apples, Bananas, Cattle, Chickens, and Pigs.
Celebrate our Common Table!
- Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
- What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
- Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
- What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
- Name two national U.S. holidays.