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77 resources with the concept florida

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Cane Toad

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Nocturnal frogs, like the cane toad, have horizontal irises. Your science class can learn more facts about the cane toad with this superb video. The narrator is easy to understand and, while she speaks, holds a real life cane toad!
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Episode 2.1: The Storm

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
When a hurricane strikes Tampa, Florida, who will help? The first episode in a seven-part series follows the Global Problem Solvers as they embark on a new mission. The team's main line of communication with Tampa gets severed, leaving...
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African Americans in St. Augustine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A colorful travel brochure reveals why St. Augustine is considered the birthplace of African-American history. Images and maps bring the rich history of the city to life by displaying the many individuals, events, and sites that honor...
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Sailing to St. Augustine

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Using a Florida map from 1597, young explorers consider the physical characteristics they would need in a site for a new colony and the resources they would need to survive. After selecting a site, class members research to discover the...
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Top Secret Sensitive Information

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Bring the multiple cultural perspectives of a state to life in a instructional activity designed to challenge assumptions. Learners develop criteria to evaluate different cities, looking to find the one that should be "the heart of...
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Strawberry Girl Lesson 1: Florida's Location and Shape

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine Florida vegetation, shape and location.  For this Florida lesson, students read Strawberry Girl, write a journal entry, explore the "Central Florida Memory" website, and create a 12-month vegetation calendar.  
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It's Time to Rhyme

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students listen to rhyming book, identify rhyming pairs, guess what rhyme words mean, and create list of rhyming pairs on chart paper. They then discuss Fifty States Quarters Program, identify objects on backs of state coins, and...
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Create A Park Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students design ultimate park experience for Florida families as they demonstrate their knowledge of map legend skills.
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Can You Find a Solution?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the topic of public conservation. In this Florida panthers lesson, students read a scenario about the endangered panther and collaborate to plan a way to protect the panther population. Students also participate in a...
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Strawberry Girl: Outdoors in Florida

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students compare crops and animals in Florida from 1890-1900 through present day.  In this outdoors in Florida lesson plan, students conduct research on animals and crops native to Florida while reading Strawberry Girl. Students record...
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Florida Acrostic Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this online interactive language arts worksheet, students write an acrostic poem regarding Florida using the letters FLORIDA. This worksheet may also be printed for use in classrooms.
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For Students 3rd - 8th
In this wetlands worksheet, students will research and answer 11 questions about the Florida Everglades. Students will create a report.
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A Dark Cloud Over the Sunshine State

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students provide their own solutions to the controversy over the ballots in Florida.
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Discovery, Ship to Shuttle

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
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...
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Cuban Exodus

For Students 4th - 12th
A video spotlights former child refugees and their experience of leaving their home country, Cuba, to live in Florida for a safer life. While Fidel Castro reigned, many Cubans families and small children made the decision to leave,...
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Ice Age People in Florida?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Spring breakers first gathered in Wakulla Springs, Florida, over 10,000 years ago! A video explains how geologists and archaeologists work together to uncover hidden artifacts from this time period. 
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Growth of Florida's Railroads

For Students 5th - 7th
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...
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Florida Outline Map

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this Florida outline map worksheet, students examine political boundaries of the state and the placement its capital city as well as its major cities. This map is not labeled.
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The Everglades in Danger!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are explained that the Florida Everglades are in danger. They explore the characteristics of the Florida Everglades. Students investigate about ways they can help protect the Florida Everglades. They are shown where Florida is...
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Florida Alphabet Activity

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this Florida activity, students put words in alphabetical order having to do with Florida's famous people, places, and history. Students put 10 words in alphabetical order.
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Hernando de Soto Explores Florida

For Students 7th - 9th
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...
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Create Your Own Florida Murals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students 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.)
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For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Maps, globes, and computer software aid young explorers as they locate state capitols, major cities, geographic features, and attractions for states they are researching. They then use desktop publishing software to create a map to share...
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Ahoy! Pirates in Florida and the Caribbean

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars identify pirates and their roles in Florida and the Caribbean, examine their significance in history, and contribute to a multimedia group presentation.