Everything you need for a great Florida history and geography unit is right here. This Catholic Geography unit features interactive, informative text, full-color photos, simple map work and engaging review and extension activities.It can be used with a wide range of grades. It was originally intended for homeschooling parents to read through the lessons with their kids, so it's written at about a 6th-7th grade reading level, but usable for K-8.
Take a virtual trip through lovely, lush Florida! Not just a trip, but a Catholic pilgrimage. You'll visit the sites of the first Catholic Mass on American soil, the first Catholic parish, and the first Spanish mission. Hear the story of the missionaries, soldiers, and Indians who died for their faith, and the first priest to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp! Throw in the Everglades, the Florida Keys, and Florida's 825 miles of beautiful sandy beaches, and you'll have a trip to remember. Your students will remember it too!
There are five 20-40 minute lessons:
Lesson 1: Introduction to Florida: State Symbols and Basic Facts
Lesson 2: Get to Know Your Florida map; its Beaches and Biggest Lake
Lesson 3: The Everglades, Rivers, and Coral Reefs
Lesson 4: Catholic History, Saints, and Holy People
Lesson 5: A Virtual Tour of Pilgrimage Sites Around the State