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Jones, Teri Crawford; Taragan, Barbara – 1993
This curriculum guide was developed for use with public television's Nature series. The materials in the guide are designed to help students actively participate in the study and experience of nature. Students are encouraged to view the programs as naturalists would, observing animals in their habitats, noting their behavior, examining the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education
Karl, Ann Marie M. – 1995
This guidebook facilitates the study of the life and work of LeRoy Collins, Florida's 33rd Governor (1955-1961), through a law-related education program. It is designed to accompany the instructional videotape about Collins, "Where He Stood." The goal is to have all Florida students and future citizens identify, appreciate, and be able…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Curriculum Development
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1991
This report of the Florida Commission on Social Studies Education reviews the status of social studies education in Florida public schools and makes recommendations for improving instruction to meet the needs of Florida students in grades K-12. In reviewing the status of social studies in Florida, the Commission concluded that there was no single,…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research
Lee County School District, Fort Myers, FL. – 1989
Materials for secondary school students to supplement a tour of the Fort Myers (Florida) Historical Museum are presented. Background information on the history of Southwest Florida is provided, and the rest of the materials consist of specific questions and suggested class activities on many of the major actors and activities in the area's…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Field Trips
Allen, Rodney F.; And Others – 1990
Fifteen maps of Florida, each containing errors to be corrected by students, are presented for use in teaching Florida geography. Among the error maps included are Florida's borders today, the rivers of Florida, cities in the Grapefruit League, and Florida's European explorers. Teachers are encouraged to reproduce the maps and students to use the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Concepts, Geography Instruction, Learning Activities
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. – 1993
This document is designed to show the connection among several initiatives of the Florida legislature in calling for changes to bring about reform at the school level and improvement in the delivery of social studies instruction at the classroom level. The document provides a picture of how this program of study can meet the goals of the Florida…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Felton, Randall G.; Allen, Rodney F. – Social Studies, 1990
Discusses the educational benefits of using visual materials as historical sources. Outlines steps for analyzing historical photographs. Applies these steps to two sample lessons about sugar-cane syrup making in Florida and dealing with migrant workers in Florida during the Depression. (RW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction
VanVleet, Susan; Spikes, Tracy – 1993
This booklet is designed to assist teachers in guiding students through the Museum of Historic St. Augustine (Government House) exhibit, "The Dream, The Challenge, The City." The exhibit and learning activities explore cultural, economic, and architectural development from the 1565 Spanish settlement to the Flagler Era of the 1880s and…
Descriptors: Archaeology, Architecture, Built Environment, Cultural Background