Fun facts: The center of this castle was built in 1290. To put that into perspective: That's exactly 200 years before Christopher Columbus first set foot on American ground. It was never destroyed and has remained in the possession of the original family since day one. Pretty crazy to think about.:

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Burg Eltz, Germany

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Leif Erikson is regarded as the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Columbus.

For this activity, students will create a timeline that illustrates the major events in the life of an explorer. For this example, we chose Christopher Columbus.

For this activity, students will create a timeline that illustrates the major events in the life of an explorer. For this example, we chose Christopher Columbus.

Who was Christopher Columbus? What are the facts? What are the myths? This interactive notebook lets your students examine history. Older students may conduct their own research. Younger students may use the information given. Interactive notebooks are a great way to get students involved in a creative way.

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