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Top Secret Sensitive Information
Bring the multiple cultural perspectives of a state to life in a lesson designed to challenge assumptions. Learners develop criteria to evaluate different cities, looking to find the one that should be "the heart of Florida capital." A playful element involves using "Top Secret" folders with informational texts from which the class will draw their conclusions.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Ice Age People in Florida?
Spring breakers first gathered in Wakulla Springs, Florida, over 10,000 years ago! Geologists and archaeologists work together to uncover hidden artifacts from this time period. Even 10,000 years ago, people went to Florida to warm themselves up after a long, cold winter up North!
5 mins 7th - 9th Science
Growth of Florida's Railroads
Based on an examination of Florida's railroad system, this multi-step lesson addresses FCAT requirements specific to Florida. After reading a passage, scholars use a map of the state to label railroad systems. They describe the goods being shipped during this time, create a cause-and-effect tree, and answer FCAT questions.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
History of Ponce de Leon in Florida
Based in sound Educational Theory, this lesson uses art to convey the story of Ponce de Leon. Mild to moderately disabled students hear the story of the Fountain of Youth, examine a paining of Ponce de Leon, and act out a scene as Ponce de Leon.
6th - 8th Special Education & Programs
Hernando de Soto Explores Florida
Print this resource or save it to your desk top. It contains five activities and eleven vocabulary words related to Hernando de Soto and his exploration of Florida. Each activity provides targeted skills practice to prime learners for a state exam.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Dos mapas de Florida, el Caribe y parte de Sur America
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Discovery, Ship to Shuttle
The history of Florida is explored in this lesson which covers topics from Ponce de Leon to space travel. Learners listen to stories about Ponce de Leon's search for the fountain of youth and then move on to a discussion of the space shuttle and the work of astronauts.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
New Review Folktales of Zora Neale Hurston
Do you know why woodpeckers have red heads? Why the possum has no hair on its tail? Why a cat has nine lives? Find out by downloading this resource that uses Zora Neale Hurston's collection Mules and Men as the basis of a study of folktales.
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Strawberry Girl Lesson 1: Florida's Location and Shape
Students examine Florida vegetation, shape and location. In this Florida lesson, students read Strawberry Girl, write a journal entry, explore the "Central Florida Memory" website, and create a 12-month vegetation calendar.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Straberry Girl: Florida's Location and Shape
Students explore geography by reading a story about Florida. For 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.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Explore the discrepancies in Florida's vote counting process in 2000 and 2002 with this New York Times reading lesson. Middle schoolers study the viewpoints presented in informational text, paying attention to how word choice can formulate each argument.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Carta del tratado entre España y los Estados Unidos
Explore the history between Spain and the United States. Class members examine a copy of an original letter written in 1821 by Colonel Jose Coppinger in St. Augustine, Florida about the treaty that refers to the Florida territory that Spain ceded to the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History