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In this online interactive geography instructional activity, students examine a map of Florida and identify the 12 noted cities on the map using a pull down menu within 3 minutes.
In this Florida reading comprehension activity, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
Students examine Florida vegetation, shape and location.  In this Florida lesson plan, students read Strawberry Girl, write a journal entry, explore the "Central Florida Memory" website, and create a 12-month vegetation calendar.  
Students explore geography by reading a story about Florida. In this Florida vegetation lesson, students read the book Strawberry Girl and identify the locations in Florida that are mentioned in the book. Students identify the type of vegetation most popular in the state and create a calendar based on the plants.
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled learners hear the story of the Fountain of Youth, examine a paining of Ponce de Leon, and act out a scene as Ponce de Leon. They draw their own Ponce de Leon story in comic book form showing the famous Mythology of Florida. Could be used as supplemental activities for a general ed classroom.
Students explore the daily life of Florida settlers. In this Florida settlers lesson plan, students research daily life in the 1800s using Second Life. Students compare and contrast their lives today with the lives of settlers. Students will present their research using differentiated options.
Middle schoolers identify pirates and their roles in Florida and the Caribbean, examine their significance in history, and contribute to a multimedia group presentation.
Students explore the Florida ecosystem. In this ecology lesson, students visit the "Second Life" website and enter a simulated bay. Students observe the relationships the animals and plants have with one another in the virtual bay. Students visit a park to write down observations about the wildlife. Students discuss the ecosystem and the relationships organisms have with one another. Students present their observations.
Students explore the state of Florida. They study the basic facts associated with the state, such as : the capital, the state bird, and the state song. They locate places in Florida and about the climate, tourism, and agriculture.
Students study factors controlling Florida's population growth and related environmental impacts. They research natural community types and construct maps (including a large-sized map of Florida) to be used for a simulation activity.
Students engage in a unit plan to examine the ecological background for the Mangroves of southern Florida. They conduct research using print and computer technology sources. They use the information in a number of other extension activities provided by the teacher.
Fourth graders read the passage, "Florida's Fabulous Frontier Females" and write two narrative essays, one expository, using examples of differences in life in Florida during frontier times and today. They then complete one descriptive writing practice activity, writing descriptive sentences about living conditions Florida during the frontier days.
Third graders read the article "Paradise for the Written Word: 400 Years of Literary History in Florida," from a travel pamphlet, then answer FCAT-like questions to assess comprehension of the material. They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan.
In this reading worksheet, 4th graders prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test by taking this 15 page practice test. The pages here include instructions, tips, sample passages, questions (both multiple choice and essay) and answers.
Learners study a mural that represents life in Florida. They choose one portion of the mural and redraw it showing what the character in that portion would be doing next. (Is the person headed to the beach? Where the bird fly next? etc.)
Students compare crops and animals in Florida from 1890-1900 through present day.  For this outdoors in Florida lesson, students conduct research on animals and crops native to Florida while reading Strawberry Girl. Students record information in their journals.
Learners explore nature by researching the state of Florida. In this animal identification activity, students read a children' story and research the Internet to discover the difference in animal life between the early 1900's and present day Florida. Learners create a Venn Diagram of their animal research and research the life cycle of a Florida strawberry.
Students study facts about Florida panthers. For this Florida panther lesson, students read a page of fun facts about the panther's life cycle, habitats, predators, and families. They complete three worksheets with information from the reading.
In this reading worksheet, students prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment test in 4th grade reading by completing this 15 page sample test.
In this reading worksheet, 4th graders prepare for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in 4th Grade reading. Students read the tips and helpful information, then read a passage. Students answer 3 multiple choice questions and 3 essay questions. Answers are provided after the practice test.

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