Topic:Christopher Columbus was Italian. What convinced the Spanish monarchy to support him instead of Spanish explorers?
Eligible:Grades 9-12
LengthL800-1200 words
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!