Standard 3: Exploration and Settlement of Florida

General Information
Number: SS.4.A.3
Title: Exploration and Settlement of Florida
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 4
Strand: American History

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Related Access Points

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Access Points

SS.4.A.3.AP.1
Recognize a European explorer who came to Florida.
SS.4.A.3.AP.2
Identify effects of European colonization on Native American tribes in Florida.
SS.4.A.3.AP.3
Recognize St. Augustine as the beginning of Spanish colonial settlement in the United States.
SS.4.A.3.AP.4
Identify a purpose of missions in Florida.
SS.4.A.3.AP.5
Identify Fort Mose as the first free African community in the United States.
SS.4.A.3.AP.6
Recognize effects of Spanish rule in early Florida.
SS.4.A.3.AP.7
Identify a different nation that controlled Florida.
SS.4.A.3.AP.8
Identify one reason why the Seminole tribe was formed and where they lived.
SS.4.A.3.AP.9
Recognize that Spain gave Florida back to the United States.
SS.4.A.3.AP.10
Recognize that the United States fought wars against the Seminole tribe.

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Lesson Plans

Seminole Origins and Migration Into Florida:

This lesson introduces major themes, events, and individuals in Seminole history using primary sources from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the origins of the Seminole Indians and their migration into Florida.

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The Causes and Effects of the Seminole Wars:

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the causes and effects of the Seminole Wars. This lesson introduces major themes, events, and individuals in Seminole history using primary sources from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida.The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to the origins of the Seminole Indians and their migration into Florida.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Florida Becomes A State:

Learn about Florida's history and its constitution in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Original Student Tutorial

Florida Becomes A State:

Learn about Florida's history and its constitution in this interactive tutorial. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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