Columbus Day Scrambled Sentences Word Order Worksheet

Use capitalization, punctuation and word order grammar skills to put jumbled words back in order and write a complete sentence related to Christopher Columbus or Columbus Day.

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It took Columbus five weeks to sail across the Atlantic. Columbus sought an alternate route to the Orient. Christopher Columbus underestimated the distance to Asia. Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October. Christopher Columbus was born in what is now known as Italy. South Dakota celebrates Native American Day instead of Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic hoping to reach Asia. When Columbus set sail, he hoped to reach Asia by sailing west across the Atlantic. Columbus Day celebrates the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. When Columbus reached the Bahamas, he believed they were the East Indies. When Columbus landed in the New World, he claimed the land for Spain. Columbus Day is seen by many as a celebration of their Italian-American heritage. The second Monday in October is Thanksgiving in Canada, not Columbus Day. Columbus did not realize that he had found a whole new continent. South Dakota is one of the few states that does not observe Columbus Day. Although Columbus Day is a Federal holiday, not all states officially observe it. When Columbus encountered the native people of the Americas he called them Indians. The voyages of Christopher Columbus were the beginning of a new era of European exploration. Christopher Columbus tried to persuade Portugal to finance his attempt to reach Asia by sailing west. Columbus led an expedition of three ships which landed in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The Norwegian explorer Leif Ericson sailed to the New World nearly 500 years before Columbus. Leif Ericson's voyage to the New World did not lead to further widespread permanent settlements. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers' Day, which honors its Polynesian discoverers, instead of Columbus Day. Columbus Day is marked by large parades in cities such as New York and San Francisco.