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Students will examine Florida’s state symbols and their origins., , , ,
Students will define a constitution and examine some examples from the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn about the bicameral congress, the three branches of government, and the system of checks and balances., , , , , , ,
Students will compare the state government to the national government. They will also learn about government functions and jobs that make our way of life possible., , , , ,
Students will discuss Florida’s geology, climate and sea levels. They will also define the six great regions of Florida., , , , , ,
Students will define flora and fauna and examine various related terms for describing plant and animal life. Students will learn about Florida’s endangered species and other species native to the state., , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about the first humans and animals that lived in Florida. Students will examine the cultures of the various tribes that inhabited Florida., , , , , ,
Students will study the explorers who discovered Florida, emphasizing Ponce de Leon. They will learn about other Spanish explorers who sought treasure in Florida., , , , , , , , ,
Students will study the sea battle between the French and Spanish over the land that is now Florida. Students will learn about conflicts and motives of the first Florida settlements, including battles and the search for religious freedom., , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about Spanish missionaries who came to Florida seeking to bring their religion to the natives. They will discuss the interactions between missionaries and natives., , , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos. They will also learn about settlers who played important roles in the conflict between the French and Spanish., , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will study the invasion of the British, the French and Indian War, and the historic geography of Florida. Students will also learn about the hardships of early settlers in British Florida., , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will identify the role of Florida on the British side in the American Revolution. They will learn about significant points of the war and the outcome that returned Florida to the British., , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will study the role of pirates in Florida’s history. They will also discuss Spain’s neglect, which led to Florida becoming a pirate-filled state., , , , , ,
Students will study how Florida became a territory of the U.S. thanks to Andrew Jackson and Jean Lafitte’s pirates., , , , , , , , ,
Students will be introduced to Florida’s Seminole Indians and their conflicts with settlers., , ,
Students will study how Florida became a state after hundreds of years of French, Spanish and British control. They will also study the controversial issue of slavery in the new state., , , , , , , , , ,
Students will learn the definition of civil war. They will examine important battles that took place in Florida and learn about the Emancipation Proclamation., , , , , , , ,
Students will be introduced to the Reconstruction Period. They will also be introduced to groups like carpetbaggers and scalawags that are associated with Reconstruction., , , , , , ,
Students will study the reasons for the Spanish-American War and learn why it is called The Splendid Little War. Students will learn about the cities and people that were significant to the war., , , , , , , ,
Students will think about different types of transportation. They will study the history of transportation in Florida as well as inventors who are important in transportation history., , , , , ,
Students will discuss the importance of new technology, such as e-mail, in communication. They will also study some of the major inventors in the history of communication., , , , , ,
Students will study World War I and the ensuing Great Depression. They will look at Florida’s role in these events of history., , , , , , , , ,
Students will study World War II and will learn how it brought many people to Florida. Students will learn about Eddie Rickenbacker and the effects of WWII at home., , , , , , , , , ,
Students will discuss factors that helped Florida’s population rise., , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Students will study Florida’s major cities and their histories. Students will discuss reasons for big cities as they compare various cities of Florida., , , , , , , ,
Students will learn about conflicts that the U.S. is involved in to defend freedom. They will discuss conflicts around the world and how Americans feel about these conflicts., , , , ,
Students will learn about important men and women from Florida who have affected the world in positive ways., , , , , , , ,
Students will discuss the variety of cultures found in Florida and their influence., , , , , , , ,
Students will look at the industries that create jobs for Floridians. Students will also learn about Florida’s natural resources., , , , , , , ,
Students will look at Florida’s space program and the importance of Cape Canaveral. Students will gain knowledge of specific programs that helped navigate space., , , , , , , ,
Students will study the importance of tourism as an industry in Florida., , , , , , , ,
While reflecting on important people and places of Florida, students will design an itinerary for the tourists they have learned about., , , , ,
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