Chicago Grammar School

Columbus Day – no class

Oct 8, 2018

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It used to be simple:  celebrate the discovery of America and enjoy the day off.  Today, it’s more complicated; and that’s a good thing.  That being said, we recognize that Columbus Day classroom lessons must be developmentally appropriate:  we begin with identifying who, where and when before analyzing why.  So while our youngest students chant “Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492,”  we guide our Middle Schoolers through a critical examination of the traditional Columbus narrative – inviting them to question and encouraging them to develop their own understanding.


October 8, 2018