|Topic:||Christopher Columbus was Italian. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support him instead of Spanish explorers?|
|Form:||Research essay with Works Cited|
|Criteria:||Historical accuracy, essay organization, interest level and originality, mechanics|
|Deadline:||Nov. 30, 2017|
|Prizes:||1st-3rd prizes; first place trip to Washington DC and $1200|
Mr. Chisnell’s students can use this essay to replace any similar class assignment!