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Please note that with regard to lesson plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing with archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not, be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be aware this may not always be possible.
Appropriate grade or age levels are included with the lesson plans.
The number of lesson plans available online for this topic is enormous. This site can not and does not index all lesson resources. That would be impossible, as sites appear and disappear with astonishing rapidity. The following provides some idea of what is available and will hopefully be a good starting point.
This page is a supplement to Florida Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.
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BlackDog's United States of America Coloring Book - Florida __ The youngest of students can have fun coloring a map of their state along with learning some interesting things about it. You will find a print out for this classroom activity. - From blackdog.net - http://www.blackdog.net/refrigerator/coloringbook/usa/florida.html
Eat Your State! Social Studies Lesson Plan... __ Students make an "edible" map of their state and its resources. When the lesson is over, let 'em munch away at their efforts. - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSEatYourState-StateNaturalResourcesIdea24.htm
Filling Up Florida Lesson Plan __ "In this mini-unit, students study factors controlling Florida population growth and related environmental impacts." Goals, procedure, materials. - From lessonplans.com - http://www.lessonplans.com/filling-up-florida/
Florida - Free 50 US States Lesson Plans, Powerpoints, Activities ... __ "Untold Stories- Southwest Florida History Lesson Plans · Hip Change · Native Americans · Free Presentations in PowerPoint format ..." Lesson plans and resources. - From mrdonn.org - http://50states.mrdonn.org/florida.html
Florida Haiku (or any state) Lesson Plan __ "Students will create Haiku poems about the state of Florida and place their poems on pictures of something resembling their poem. Haiku poems are made of 3 lines where the first and third lines consist of 5 syllables and the second line 7 syllables." Goals and procedure. - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/LASSArtStateHaikuPicture45.htm
Florida Lesson Plans __ You will find a collection of lesson plans about Florida. Goals, procedure and materials needed for each. - From proteacher.com - http://www.proteacher.com/090110.shtml
Florida Lesson Plans __ Small collection of lesson plans, work sheets, clip art and resources. - From lessonplancentral.com - http://lessonplancentral.com/lessons/Social_Studies/State_Facts/Florida/index.htm
Florida Lesson: Timucuan Pottery __ "Learn about the culture and time period of the Timucua - Create pottery related to Timucuan designs - Learn about Timucuan daily life through group dramatization" A Florida history lesson plan with goals, procedure and materials. A PDF file - From cummer.org - http://www.cummer.org/pdf/teacherplan1.pdf
Florida Physiographic Map”-Lesson Plan __ "In this lesson, students will become better-acquainted with Florida’s geographical features, as well as the historical significance of some of the state’s largest population centers." Goals, procedure and materials. A PDF file - From polk-fl.net - http://www.polk-fl.net/staff/teachers/tah/documents/floridaflavor/lessons/g-1.pdf
Florida State Flag __ While not a lesson plan 'per se,' it would be an excellent basis for one to teach younger students about your state flag with descriptions, history, and much more. - From allstates-flag.com - http://allstates-flag.com/fotw/flags/us-fl.html
Florida State Study Unit __ "These state unit studies are designed to help children learn the geography of the United States and learn factual information about every state. These studies are great for children in the public and private education system as well as homeschooled children." You will find lessons, printables, activities, quizzes, maps, fun facts, and many other classroom activity items. - From About.com - http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjgeog/a/susfl.htm
Florida Printables and Worksheets - US Geography __ You will find printables and worksheets for teaching about the state of Florida. - From apples4theteacher.com - http://www.apples4theteacher.com/usa-states/florida/printables/
Florida Word Search __ Students find names of this state's cities on a printable puzzle - From thepotters.com - http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/florida.html
Florida Word Search Worksheets Builder __ Build your own Florida Word Search worksheets for first grade, second grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade. - From softschools.com - http://www.softschools.com/social_studies/words/worksheets/word_search54.html
KidZone Geography - United States Printables for various State Emblems: __ You will find class activity material for your state as well as all the others. These activities are for the earliest grade levels. - From kidzone - http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/usa/index.htm
Knowing Where You Are __ "Students research place names in their state and discover and analyze the varied sources of these place names." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduplace.com - http://www.eduplace.com/ss/act/knowing.html
Lesson Plans - Make State Maps With MapMachine __ A lesson that can be made Florida specific. "This lesson asks students to compare and contrast their state with another one using observations they make from National Geographic's MapMachine. They'll look at their own state's maps as the teacher creates them for the class, and they'll make their own maps of another state of their choice. They'll list their observations of the two states' maps then write paragraphs comparing and contrasting what they've seen." - Goals, procedure - From nationalgeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/03/g35/exploremaps.html
Let Me Tell You About My State! __ "The purpose of this activity is to develop an awareness of the concepts of the United States through the Amateur Radio communication services. It provides an opportunity for the students to verbally interact information about their state. Comparing and collecting data about different cultures, current events, geography, history, government, natural resources, and climate conditions are examples of shared data. Students will be given the opportunity to interact with another student operator to exchange information. Verbal questioning skills, critical thinking skills and the growth of writing skills will be enhanced. Through sharing of information about ones' state, published reports will be written from the acquired data." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/bz9ou
Mini Study of a State __ The students will learn to do research while comparing your state with one of the states of the U.S. They will be graded on information, drawing and art work, spelling and punctuation and neatness. Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8y9ks
PantherNet : Lesson Plans - Florida Panther Net __ "Here you'll find our series of lesson plans designed to educate your students about all about our endangered state animal." Goals, procedure and materials. - From floridapanthernet.org - http://www.floridapanthernet.org/index.php/lessons/
State of Florida Theme Unit - Printables and Worksheets __ You will find many lessons, printables, games and resources for teaching about the state of Florida. - From edhelper.com - http://edhelper.com/geography/Florida.htm
State History Quiz Show __ This is a lesson plan which can be adopted for any state. It is fun as well as educational. Goals, procedure and materials. - From education-world.com - http://www.education-world.com/a_tsl/archives/02-1/lesson010.shtml
State Reports __ Students will use different types of resources (computer software, research books, etc.) to find the climate, landforms, natural resources, government officials, etc. of a specific state. In this case, yours. Goals, procedure and materials. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8alyq
Where’s the Heart of Florida? __ "Should the capital of the state of Florida remain where it is in the 21st century? Would another location better represent the “heart of Florida?” In this Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit, students engage in an authentic setting to research the history of the current state capital and examine the possibility of a new location for the state capital that perhaps better reflects the changing face of Florida,..." Goals, procedure and materials. - From lessonplans.com - http://www.lessonplans.com/wheres-the-heart-of-florida/
Who's Who in Florida Social Studies Lesson __ "Students will learn important figures in the history of Florida by researching and preparing a report using various types of media to display their figure and the background of the person. This lesson can be done over a few days. The more time in the library the better researched the project will be." goals, procedure and materials - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLAOWhoWhoInFlorida45.htm