It’s Columbus Day. In the past, I’ve asked teachers on our Facebook page if they teach their students about Christopher Columbus. It’s a touchy subject, with some teachers ignoring the day completely and others giving brief facts about the man. And that led me to think: What about statues and monuments to Christopher Columbus? I know they’re out there. I discovered this article from history.com that spotlights the issue. And so I was curious, teacher friends–if it were up to you, would you:
- Leave statues of Christopher Columbus alone.
- Remove statues of Christopher Columbus.
- Add plaques near the statues giving a true history of the man.