Columbus Guided

Cover of Wasserman's Christopher Columbus
Cover of Wasserman’s Christopher Columbus

I have been teaching history this week -exploration as well as literature that is associated with the colonization of America. I am humbled and happy to learn about Christopher Columbus and how he felt inspired to explore. Not only did he feel inspired, but he professed to all around him that he was guided by the Holy Ghost to the new world.

One of my favorite reads about his exploration is Jacob Wasserman’s Christopher Columbus. My copy is marked and highlighted. There simply could not be a better read about the finding of the New World.

When I read this account and hear the words of Christopher Columbus, I am most humbled to know that I am also guided in this earthly, temporal endeavor.

By Tracy Atkinson

Tracy Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the Midwest with her husband. She is a teacher, having taught elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education and a master’s in higher education. Her passion is researching, studying and investigating the attributes related to self-directed learners. She has published several titles, including Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Lemosa: The Annals of the Hidden, Book Two, Rachel’s 8 and Securing Your Tent. She is currently working on a non-fiction text exploring the attributes of self-directed learners: The Five Characteristics of Self-directed Learners.

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the mid-west with her husband. She loved storytelling and sharing her stories with her children. As they grew, she started writing her stories down for them. She is a teacher, having taught from elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education, masters in higher education and continued on to a PhD in curriculum design. Her husband, Kerry and Tracy breed miniature dachshunds and love to spend time with their growing family. She has published several books including Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Rachel's 8 and Securing Your Tent.

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