As I have traveled around, I have noticed that some of the most striking architecture is that of the County Court House. It is a centerpiece of most shire towns. In my journeys, I have tried to get pictures of old and new court houses and this collection of Florida pictures was taken during those road trips. I also have had friends take pictures of court houses that are beyond my traveling sphere and those have been credited later on in the power point.
As of July 2016, 54 of 67 counties in Florida are represented. More will be added, and you will receive an update when they are. I teach Civics and use the power point as a loop in the classroom while we explore the court system. There are many other uses such as research topics, cases heard in the court houses, etc. However, I find that real photos by real people can present a different perspective—an interest in history—that can transform your students into young historians. Sure, copies of wiki pictures are easy, but I have seen a lot of the countryside by traveling to these places that might have extended my trip time—places I may not otherwise have seen.
It is perfect for Grade 5 State History, but also for Civics, US History, Government and Law classes. An example would be a County report and finding a famous court case that occurred there.
County Court Houses of Florida
by Paul Chandler
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