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In this online interactive geography activity, students examine a map of Florida and identify the 12 noted cities on the map using a pull down menu within 3 minutes.
What can maps tell us about the past? Find out with a Spanish lesson that incorporates geography. After examining maps individually, comparing two old maps of Spanish Florida and writing notes in the provided Venn diagram, pupils pair up to compare notes. Class members synthesize this information by composing a brief paragraph that explains the similarities and differences between the two maps.
In this Florida reading comprehension instructional activity, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
Florida's state quarter has an image of a space shuttle and a Spanish Galleon on its reverse side. Pupils will examine the state quarter and think about how the Spanish explorers and Space explorers are the same and different. The class will be split into two groups and either research the Spanish or Astronauts, then they get together to create a Venn Diagram comparing the two. Extensions, differentiated learning options, and several worksheets are included.
Students examine Florida vegetation, shape and location.  In this Florida instructional activity, students read Strawberry Girl, write a journal entry, explore the "Central Florida Memory" website, and create a 12-month vegetation calendar.  
Learners 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. Learners identify the type of vegetation most popular in the state and create a calendar based on the plants.
Students explore the daily life of Florida settlers. In this Florida settlers lesson, 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.
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled middle schoolers 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 identify pirates and their roles in Florida and the Caribbean, examine their significance in history, and contribute to a multimedia group presentation.
Fourth graders, after researching a Florida ecosystem, illustrate a food web based on the organisms living in that ecosystem.
For this test preparation worksheet set based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tool, grade four students practice taking a sample test entitled "Social Insects." They a practice reading a selection about social insects before answering 4 multiple choice and 3 short answer questions.
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.
In this test preparation worksheet set based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tool, grade four students practice taking a sample test entitled "Florida Panther." They a practice reading a non-fiction selection, before answering 4 multiple choice and 4 short answer questions.
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 test preparation activity set based on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tool, grade four students practice taking a sample test entitled "Florida Boys." They a practice reading a fictional selection, before answering 4 multiple choice, and 4 short answer questions.
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.

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