This is Part 2 of a two-part lesson series where students explain the structure and function of Florida’s three branches of government while placing the contributions of significant individuals to Florida on a timeline. The students will also write an expository paragraph/essay explaining Florida's three branches of government.
In this lesson plan, students will first learn about Florida's state Constitution via a brief slideshow. Then, students will visit stations to learn about the 6 different versions of Florida's Constitution, and they will fill in a timeline to demonstrate their knowledge.
Ivonne Blank immigrated to the United States in 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, the largest exodus on unaccompanied minors in the Western Hemisphere. Ms. Blank talks about how difficult it was waiting for her parents and living in an orphanage in Denver, CO. Her parents later left the island by boat, were rescued by the Coast Guard, and resettled in the United States. After the family was reunited, they were able to rebuild their lives with support from their community. Ms. Blank went on to become a lifelong educator and U.S. citizen.
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