Christopher Columbus for Kids (now)
“Yeah, you have no school Monday because it’s Columbus Day! Did you guys learn about Columbus?
Well, he was an explorer. You see, nobody knew that America even existed. I mean, nobody in Europe knew that. There were already Indians here. Native Americans. Native Americans already lived here.
So, nobody in Europe knew that and Christopher Columbus thought that he could go around the world by heading west. Well actually, he was trying to get to the Orient. Er, Asia. He was trying to get to Asia and he discovered America by accident. He didn’t discover it, but he told Europe about it. Western Europe. Probably the Vikings already knew.
And that’s why you have no school Monday.”