During our trip to DC, two years ago, my students pointed out in astonishment, “Look! It’s the image we have on our Columbus packet!” This was in the US Capitol Rotunda where one could find paintings depicting historical events. One of my students asked, “Why do they have him here if he was responsible for killing the Tainos?” That folks, was the day I knew that my students were ready for the world. Prior to this trip, we were focusing on our Colonization unit where we focused on the Age of Exploration, Columbus, King Ferdinand, Queen Isabella, & all of the factors that led to the colonization of the Americas. This was indeed genocide of the indigenous people & in no way should be used as a time to celebrate or profess Columbus as a “hero.” Teachers, do not be afraid to teach your students the truth about this time in history in fear of it being “too graphic.” Students deserve to know the truth especially the narrative of people who many regard as their ancestors.