Columbus Story on Audio for Homeschoolers, Plus LDS Resources

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Columbus Day is coming up! Here are some inspiring resources to use with your kids so that they know he discovered the New World under the direction of the hand of God.

Here is an article from the 1992 Ensign

Here is a story in mp3 format for kids about Columbus

This pdf here is a study guide that accompanies the above audio story.

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I am not into crafts much, but if that makes your heart sing, you will find a bunch here.

The October 1992 Friend featured an article here.

Just for fun, here’s a “hidden pictures” worksheet from the Friend showing Columbus.

Here’s a printable of a Columbus paper doll.

For FHE or on a homeschool morning, you could do a readers’ theater. Here’s a script! We always do a readers’ theater play every year for FHE on Columbus Day.

Clark Hinckley, author of the book about Columbus with an LDS perspective, wrote this article here. Hopefully it is a decent summary of the book, as I don’t want to add any more books to my to-read list right now.

Glenn Kimber wrote this book here about him.

And last but not least, here is Columbus in his own words, well, at least, his words translated into English. He felt a call from God to go explore. He said, “With a hand that could be felt, the Lord opened my mind to the fact that it would be possible to sail, and he opened my will to desire to accomplish the project. . . . This was the fire that burned within me. . . . Who can doubt that this fire was not merely mine, but also of the Holy Spirit . . . urging me to press forward?”

I find it fascinating that he fulfilled Nephi’s prophecy in 1 Nephi 13:12 which says, “… looked and beheld man among the Gentiles,who was separated from the seed of my brethren by the many waters; and beheld the Spirit of God, that it came down and wrought upon the man; and he went forth upon the many waters, even unto the seed of my brethren, who were in the promised land.”

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