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Dia de la Raza - Day of the Race

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Dia de la Raza - Day of the Race
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.05

     challenging words:    mestizo, helping, riches, philosopher, debate, convince, trade, leader, tribe, improve, destroy, goal, earth, such, early, capital
     content words:    North America, Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, East Indian, South America, Las Casas, Antonio Caso, La Raza, Native American, Mexican Congress

Dia de la Raza - Day of the Race
By Jane Runyon

1     People in North America celebrate Columbus Day on or near October 12. Columbus was the first known European to reach the islands now known as the Caribbean. Only the natives who lived there knew they existed.
2     It took Christopher Columbus, an Italian, over eight years to convince the king and queen of Spain to give him the money for the trip. His main goal was to find a quicker way to reach the Orient. The quicker the trip, the more trips traders could make. The more trips they could make, the more money they could earn from their trade.
3     Columbus miscalculated the size of the earth and its oceans. Instead of landing in the Orient, he landed in a new world. Instead of East Indian natives, he found natives of the Taino or Arawak tribe. Instead of silks and gold, he found fruits, animals, and minerals never before seen.

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