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Florida Theme Unit

Questions, Facts, and "Who am I?" for the state of Florida
     State of Florida Mixed Review: fill-in questions, "Who am I", facts, and writing prompts (multiple keys)

Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts
     Life in the Amazing and Unique Everglades (Grades 3-5)

Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Biscayne National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Dry Tortugas National Park (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)
     Our Nation's Oldest City: St. Augustine, Florida (Short Reader; Grades 4-7 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     Florida Fishing (Grades 2-3)
     NASA (Grades 4-6)

Florida Maze
Build Florida maze - Make multiple mazes at once

State of Florida Theme - Math Stories
     Florida Math (Grades 2-3)
     Florida Math (Grades 4-6)

            Stu and Sally Stingray (Grades 2-4)
            Everglades National Park (Grades 5-6)
            Animals in the Everglades (Grades 5-7)
            Plants in the Everglades (Grades 5-7)
            FL is for Florida (Grades 4-6)

State of Florida Theme - Story Starters
     Florida Story Starter Printables

State of Florida Theme
     Location of Florida in the United States Printable and Information

Florida: Reading Comprehensions with References to Florida
This section lists reading comprehensions on with references to the state of Florida. These reading comprehensions were not written specifically for the state theme unit.

     Top reading comprehensions with most references to Florida
     Florida Becomes Part of the United States (Grade 7)
     The U.S. Gets Florida (Grade 6)
     Juan Ponce de Leon (Grade 7)
     Cruising the South Atlantic Region (Grade 6)
     Elian Gonzalez (Grade 8)
     Seminoles - The People Who Never Gave Up (Grade 6)
     The Gentle Manatee (Grade 5)
     What If? (The 2000 Presidential Election) (Grade 7)
     The Seminoles Wars (Grade 9)
     Seminole Wars (Grade 6)
     Kate DiCamillo: Writing Is Seeing (Grade 5)
     What's Your Address? (Grade 3)
     Our Nation's Oldest City: St. Augustine, Florida (Grade 7)
     Biscayne National Park (Grade 6)
     Mermaids (Grade 3)
     Tough Guy — Andrew Jackson and the Battle for the South (Grade 8)

(Grades 3-5)
     A Singing Pirate
     Julie Krone - Female Jockey
     Kate DiCamillo: Writing Is Seeing
     Leif Ericson
     Listen to the Old Ones
(Grades 6-8)
     A Take-Charge Kind of Guy
     Al Capone
     Andre Agassi
     Augusta Savage
     Desi Arnaz
     Farley Mowat
     Iron Man of the NFL - Brett Favre
     James Pierson Beckwourth
     Juan Ponce de Leon
     Judy Blume
     Katie Couric - Lady Correspondent
     Laura Ingalls Wilder
     Lois Lowry
     Louise Smith: The First Lady of Stock Car Racing
     Mandy Moore's Life So Far
     Mary Pope Osborne
     Russian-Jewish Artist
     Samuel Langhorne Clemens
     Taking the World by Storm
     Walt Disney
(Grades 9-12)
     Candace Cameron Bure
     Dr. Mae Jemison: A True Explorer
     Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Daily Themes
(Grades 1-2)
     The New Girl
(Grades 3-5)
     "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
     James Oglethorpe
     Mickey Mouse's Birthday!
     Start Your Engine
     Stormin' Norman
(Grades 6-8)
     Celebrating Black Poetry
     Pursuing Leif
     Roberto Luongo

(no assigned grade level)
     Born Free – Mary McLeod-Bethune
     Inventions to Overcome Disabilities
     Walt Disney – The Great Animator
     Woman of Flight -- Amelia Earhart
(Grades 3-5)
     Cold Weather Care
     Corn Snakes
     Donald's Tale of the Coral Reefs
     Estevanico the Explorer
     Geographical Landforms
     Julie Krone: Female Jockey
     Keith Interviews Carla Condor
     Keith Interviews Jimmy, the Loggerhead Turtle
     Puerto Rico - Geography
     Reasons for Regions
     Spanish Explorers of America
     Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders
     The Bahamas - Geography
     The Exploration of a Report
     The French and Indian War
     The Gentle Manatee
     Too Many Davids
     Touring the United States Regions
     Wendy's World- Monuments
     What's In a Name - Maybe a Hurricane!
     What's Your Address?
     Who Wanted to Fight the War of 1812?
     Why Do We Need Laws, Anyway?
     Zach and His Little Red Wagon
(Grades 6-8)
     "Oglethorpe's Dream"
     "Old Hickory" Style — New Orleans Prepares for Battle
     "You're Doing Fine, Oklahoma!"
     A Day Without Immigrants
     A Revolver and a Showman
     Air Plants
     Al "Scarface" Capone
     Alan Shepard - First American in Space
     Aquatic Plants
     Banana Spiders
     Basking Sharks
     Before Establishing Jamestown
     Belle Starr
     Bernardo de Galvez - Friend of American Freedom
     Bessie Coleman: "World's Greatest Woman Flyer"
     Biscayne National Park
     Brian, Ryan, and Diane Learn About Opportunity Cost
     Buck Island Reef National Monument
     Cave Diving
     Changes in Sea Level
     Clara Barton
     Cold Water with Hidden Surprises
     Coral Reefs: Donald's Tale
     Country Clues - Settlers from European Countries
     Creation of the Post Office Department
     Cruising the South Atlantic Region
     Disaster and the Challenger
     Do Meteorologists Study Meteors?
     Do Not Stand Idly By
     Drafting the Confederate Constitution
     Dry Tortugas National Park
     Elian Gonzalez
     Endangered Dolphins
     Everglades National Park
     Extreme Sand Sculpting
     Florida Becomes Part of the United States
     From Colony to Independence
     Giant Toads
     How Do Ants Build Colonies?
     Hugs For Heroes: The Story of Bailey Reese
     Hurricanes of History
     Illegal Immigrants
     Indian Removal Act
     It's Dynamic! Laws of Motion and Speed
     James Monroe - The Monroe Doctrine
     Kathleen Karr
     Key Deer
     Keys to Success
     Mitch Albom
     Native American Dolls
     New Horizons Mission to Pluto
     Nullification and Secession
     Our Nation's Oldest City: St. Augustine, Florida
     Plains, Mountains, and Plateaus
     Presidential Travel
     Queen Anne's War
     Reaching for the Moon
     Robert Newton Peck
     Secession of the Southern States
     Seminole Wars
     Seminoles - The People Who Never Gave Up
     Sherman Alexie, Jr.
     Spain - History
     Stardust Mission
     Tennessee's First People
     The 1993 Storm of the Century
     The Bermuda Triangle
     The Equal Rights Amendment
     The Everglades
     The Everglades
     The Florida Panther
     The Kitchen Debate
     The Loss of the Honeybees
     The Louisiana Purchase
     The Louisiana Purchase
     The Northwest Ordinance
     The South
     The U.S. Gets Florida
     They Reached for the Stars and Became One
     Tornadoes, Nature's Twisters
     Tough Guy — Andrew Jackson and the Battle for the South
     Treaty of Paris - The Revolutionary War is Over
     United States Border Patrol
     Up, Up, and Away with the Blue Angels!
     W. O. Mitchell
     What If? (The 2000 Presidential Election)
     What Is a Foreclosure?
     What Is Paper Maché?
     What Is Scientology
     Where Do Hispanic People Come From?
     Where Have the Honeybees Gone?
     Who Thought Up This Food?
     Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!
     Whosa NASA?
     Why Does Moving Make Jane Sick?
(Grades 9-12)
     Amelia Mary Earhart
     America, At Whose Cost?
     At War with Bigotry - Buffalo Soldiers in the Spanish American War
     Bay of Pigs
     Bootleggers, Rumrunners, and Moonshine - The Business of Prohibition
     Compromises of 1820 and 1850
     Dinosaur Central
     Grudge Stew - How to Stir Up a War
     Hurricane Katrina, August 2005
     In the Path of a Hurricane
     Mary Mcleod Bethune
     Prelude to the French and Indian War
     Stephen Crane
     The Bahamas - History
     The Confederate Government
     The Rogue and Red River Wars
     The Seminoles Wars
     Tuscarora and Yamasee Wars
     Why Did the Cubans Come to America?
     William "Boss" Tweed - Adventures in Justice

(Grades 9-12)
     Fitting In

(no assigned grade level)
     Crocodiles and Alligators
(Grades 3-5)
(Grades 6-8)
     Alligator Snapping Turtle
     Leatherback Turtles
     Worm Lizards
(Grades 9-12)

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