Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.
This week in class, we’re reading "Letter to the Treasurer of Spain" by Christopher Columbus.
Upon arriving to the island "Juana"--present-day Cuba--Italian explorer Christopher Columbus wrote this letter to the benefactor of his voyage about the rich landscape and curious people he encountered in this promising new territory.
As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Justice, Freedom & Equality as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :
"What is fair?"
Ways to support your child:
Ask your child about this primary source document at home:
- What was "Letter to the Treasurer of Spain" About
- What did you learn about?
- Watch Christopher Columbus – Exploration from History.com at home with your child.