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Educational Resources

Educational Resources The Museum produces a variety of printed materials to assist precollegiate educators and to enhance the general public's appreciation of Florida history. Items for classroom use, including pre-visit materials, typically provide background information and lesson ideas, developed with state curriculum guidelines (FCAT) in mind. Teachers also receive, and others may request, the annual "Guide to Programs," which presents an overview of activities offered at the Museum's two sites. Students and adults who are researching historical topics are welcome to contact the Museum to inquire about resources and possible handouts.


  • Exploring Florida: History, Culture, and Nature Learn about Florida history and more through this educational activity book featuring artwork by Christopher Still. The content aligns with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards benchmarks for fourth and fifth-grade social studies, art, and science.
  • 2019 Summer Reading List: Experience a summer of out-of-this-world fun with books and hands-on activities at the Museum of Florida History. Discover the history of space exploration, what it takes to be an astronaut, the latest in space technology, and more by picking out a book from the summer reading list. The books listed have been carefully selected by the Museum of Florida History staff. Read six or more books to receive a special certificate from Florida's Secretary of State, Laurel M. Lee, and the Museum of Florida History.
  • History Hunt at the Museum of Florida History (ages 5-12) Print your copy of the Museum of Florida History's History Hunt, and enjoy a self-guided tour of museum. See if you can find everything!
  • Indian Village at Lake Okeechobee Learn about Hernando d'Escalente Fontaneda and the how the Indians around Lake Okeechobee lived when the Spanish arrived. This classroom activity can be adapted to fit your class.
  • Making an Astrolabe What is your latitude? Make a navigational instrument similar to those used by the Spanish. Figure out how far north or south you are on the Earth's surface from the Equator.
  • Survival Florida Need some extra FCAT practice? This activity focuses on Florida's Early People, the Timucuans, and Spanish Explorers. The activity promotes reading, writing, and math in accordance to Florida's Sunshine State Standards. (3-5th grade)

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