Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer - backed with cash from the Spanish. His famous voyage in 1492 was to try to find trade routes to the colonies for spices - which were expensive and hard to come by at that time. The anniversary of his landing in the Americas is Oct. 12, 1492 and today is the observed holiday - in the US and in Spain.
Sean came home with a picture of the Earth and he cut-out a ship with Christopher Columbus in it that sailed around and around the Earth. He thought it was so neat - and his teacher did the same project with Brian!