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Web Quest Title: Highways and Byways, A brief Geographical Tour of Florida     

Author: Mike Harvie               

Date: February 3rd, 2003               

Unit Summary: To understand the growth and development of Florida's major urban centers and its history (Unit Plan Overview).
    Goals/Objectives: Students will understand Florida's major urban centers, it's culture, history and the impact of the interstate system.
    Days: 4/5 block schedule, 6/7 regular schedule.
    Content: Mapping activity, web quest, City planning exercise , PowerPoint presentation.
    Methods: Plotting individual maps and utilizing the web quest to apply MR. LIP to Florida and researching historical background.

Web Quest  Summary: Florida has a vast and rich heritage and as yet it has poor coverage in Hillsborough County curriculum.
    Goals/Objectives: Through research, students will apply the five themes of Geography and answer questions about its history, understanding the roles and influences that have impacted this state
    Days: 1/2
    Content: Through role playing, students will look at this state from different perspectives and surf twenty websites to discover answers
    Methods: Students will be able to surf websites for their own research and in addition be guided to a specific site to answer set questions.
         

Teachers Resources

Unit Information:
    

Background Resources

Web-based Subject Matter Content
Florida background papers http://www.hammondelec.com/flvisit2.html

Kidport Reference Library http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/UsaGeography/facts/Florida.htm

Environmental impact paper http://www.nr.usu.edu/~sanduku/public_html/dissertation/outline/node6.html
Ocoee school Network http://www.oes.ocps.net/studentwork/florida/geo/geo.html
Florida Department of historical resources http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/Kids/florida.html

Web Pedagogy Content
National Geographic Society http://www.nationalgeographic.com
National Council for Social Studies  http://www.ncss.org
American Forum for Global Education  http://www.globaled.org
 

 Other Resources
Map outline resource Florida Interstates http://www.dot.state.fl.us/MapsAndPublications/distmap/tpmap.htm
 
 
 


Unit Lesson Sequence
 


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Lesson Plan Outline

Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

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Materials
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PowerPoint and lecture. In this lesson students will be introduced to the geography and bare essentials of Florida history, plotting some of the major urban centers.  PowerPoint
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Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

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  Continuation of lesson plan day 1  
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Web Quest and collaborative learning In this part of the unit students through web based research will apply the five themes of geography to the state of Florida and through further role playing establish the states history and changes Lesson Plan day 3
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Method (Attention Getter, Lecture, Callout Group, etc)

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Collaborative learning In this exercise, students will utilize their new found knowledge of the state to design a new urban center in Florida to cope with the ever expanding population Lesson plan day 4
     
     
     
     
     
     

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Group discussion and independent exam. In this final 'wrap up' of the unit the web quest based groups will remain together for a discussion/teacher Q & A session, followed by an independent exam. Lesson Plan day 5
    Unit Quiz
     
     
     
     
     

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Students Web Quest : Life is a Highway Web Quest

Go to Students Section (Give this address to your students)

Conclusion: At the end of this unit, students should have an understanding of the influences and complexities of the statehood of Florida, reasons for growth, type of growth, environmental impacts and the projections for the future. They should also have a complete understanding of the application of the five themes of geography through applications in this area.

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