Ybor City Historic District
Students analyze the role cigar making played in Ybor City. They examine how cigars are made and the different societies who helped immigrants keep their identify. They compare and contrast their own community to Ybor City.
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A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
WANTED: Qualified Candidate for City Manager!
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9th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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8th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed