Curricular and reference materials plus activities for teaching the history and culture of Native Americans in Florida.

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Florida Then and Now

by Ginger Lindberg

This curriculum set includes reproducible readings, questions, and activity sheets for an upper elementary study of Florida History. Topics covered include The Calusa: "The Shell Indians" The Timucua The Tocobaga Indians of Tampa Bay The Tequesta Indians of Biscayne Bay The Apalachee of Northwest Florida Ponce de León: Florida's First Spanish Explorer The Misadventures of Pánfilo de Narváez and Nunez de Cadeza de Vaca Hernando de Soto Arrives and Explores Florida Jean Ribault Claims Florida for France Pedro Menendez de Aviles Claims Florida for Spain Sir Francis Drake African-Americans Settle in Fort Mose Transfer of Florida The Seminole Wars Florida's Role in the Civil War: "Supplier of the Confederacy" Reconstruction Florida's Economy Booms Growth of Florida's Railroads Spanish-American War for Cuba's Independence Florida's Land Boom Great Depression and the New Deal Florida During World War II Cape Canaveral: Launchpad to the Stars Civil Rights Movement in Florida
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Includes 14 galleries of photographs showing both Native Americans and artifacts from early Native American settlements in Florida. (537 photographs)
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Hear the life stories of the native people who survived in Florida’s environment prior to European contact. Learn of the clash of cultures that occurred as nations converged in the New World, from Europeans attempts at colonization to the struggles of enslaved African peoples. Experience more modern trends such as the growing tourism industry and present community efforts to sustain modern life while preserving our local environment and its history.
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Part of the 'Native Americans Oral History Collections' an affiliated program of the University of Florida's Department of History. This collection includes dozens of transcribed interviews with Seminoles in Florida.
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Seminole Culture

by Ginger Lindberg

Descriptions and photos from the official site of the Seminole Tribe of Florida provide details about Seminole arts & crafts, language and traditions. Topics include architecture (chickee), art, basketry, beadwork, clans, clothing, dances, dolls, food, recipes, hairstyles, legends, medicine and storytelling.
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Search by region, state or tribe for archaeological objects and historic photographs. Information included for each object includes the culture/tribe, date created, where found, materials and techniques used.
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Provides an historical and cultural overview of the Calusa tribe in Florida.
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Florida History

by Ginger Lindberg

Provides a concise history of Florida with in-depth information on prehistoric native people, 16th century settlements, Seminole history and Florida's governors.
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Seminole Doll Making

by Ginger Lindberg

Students will look at photos of Seminole doll making and read or listen to an interview with Seminole doll maker Mary B. Billie. As they listen, they will answer questions about Seminole doll making. Then they will create an artistic response.
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15 questions (with answer sheet) for students to conduct research about the Timucua and Calusa Indians of Florida.
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