Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day

The All Nation Singers chant in appreciation to the city of Berkeley, Calif., during the first Indigenous Peoples Day, Oct. 10, 1992. The Indigenous Peoples Day is an alternative celebration of the anniversary of Columbus Day. Native Americans from around the country came to participate in the all-day event. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Welcome to our In the Know topic for October, Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day. You may wish to take a look at other grade spans and recommend articles to students that are below or above their grade’s reading level.

Grades K-1 look at the two holidays people of Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day.

Grades 2-3 asks students what they celebrate on October 8th.

Grades 4-5 look at why more states are celebrating Indigenous People’s Day.

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Photo Credit: Paul Sakuma/AP Images