BETH BEDEE 
TOSA for Social Studies K-12 
Office: 352.726.1931 ext. 2490 
bedees@citrus.k12.fl.us
4th Grade- Florida History
These resources are arranged by key concepts which are attached to specific Social Studies standards. Resources include informational text, primary sources, apps, and helpful websites.
HISTORICAL SKILLS

Florida Timeline through 1800,
offered through the Florida Museum of Natural History, allows you to browse images and artifacts in the virtual exhibit by chronological order, or to study a particular time period of interest. 
SS.4.A.1.2      SS.4.A.9.1
SPANISH INFLUENCE 

Ponce de Leon - Spanish explorer (Lexile: 870L) 
SS.4.A.3.1 

Hernando De Soto is a reading passage and question set. (Lexile: 940L) 
SS.4.A.3.1      SS.4.A.3.2 
 
Sir Francis Drake - British explorer (Lexile: 1010L) - Questions  
SS.4.A.3.1      SS.4.A.3.3 
 
Jean Ribault -French explorer (Lexile: 900L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.3.1 

Pedro Menendez - Spanish explorer (Lexile: 1010L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.3.1      SS.4.A.3.3 
 
Fort Mose - America's first free African community  
SS.4.A.3.5 
 
Transfer of Florida - England to Spain to U.S. (Lexile: 960L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.3.6      SS.4.A.3.7      SS.4.A.3.9 
 
Castillo de San Marcos is a video outlining the importance of the St. Augustine fort. 
SS.4.A.3.3      SS.4.A.3.6

Pensacola: City of Five Flags - City under the rule of five countries (Lexile: 840L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.3.6      SS.4.A.3.7 
 

NATIVE AMERICANS 

The Timuqua - Central and Northeastern tribe (Lexile: 930L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.2.1 

The Apalachee - Northwest Florida tribe (Lexile: 970L)  
SS.4.A.2.1      SS.4.A.3.4 
 
The Calusa - Southwest Florida tribe (Lexile: 960L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.2.1​​ 
 
The Seminole and Horses - Importance of horses in the Seminole culture (Lexile: 1040L) 
SS.4.A.3.8 
 
Seminole Wars (Lexile: 1010L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.3.10 
 
BrainPOP offers videos, lessons, and activities. Search for the following video: SEMINOLE WARS. - Extended Activity 
​SS.4.A.3.8 SS.4.A.3.10 


PRIMARY SOURCE UNIT- FLORIDA MEMORY 
The Florida Seminoles  
SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.1.2      SS.4.A.9.1      SS.4.A.3.8      SS.4.A.3.10      SS.4.A.4.2 
U.S. TERRITORY 
 
The Adams-Onis Treaty - Florida becomes a U.S territory (Lexile: 960L) 
​SS.4.A.3.9 
 
When This Hat was New - Poem about Jakob Summerlin, Cracker Cowhunter King  
SS.4.A.4.2 

Cracker Cowmen - History of Punta Rassa (Lexile: 940L) 
​SS.4.A.4.2      SS.4.A.6.1
EARLY STATEHOOD 

Florida's Role in the Civil War (Lexile: 990L) - Questions 
​SS.4.A.5.1 
 
Florida and Reconstruction (Lexile: 1050L) - Questions 
​SS.4.A.5.2 

Florida's Economy Booms (Lexile: 1080L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.6.1      SS.4.E.1.1 
 
Growth of Florida's Railroads (Lexile: 1130L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.6.1      SS.4.A.6.3      SS.4.E.1.1 
 
Florida's Diverse Population (Lexile: 890L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.6.3​ 

Famous Floridians - Collection of passages covering Dr. John Gorrie, Henry Flagler, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and more. 
SS.4.A.6.3 
 
The Spanish-American War (Lexile: 890L) - Questions  
SS.4.A.6.4 
 
Why Do They Call it That? explains the importance of Henry B. Plant to Tampa's history and tours Plant Hall. 
SS.4.A.6.3      SS.4.A.6.4      SS.4.E.1.1      SS.4.E.1.2 ​ 


PRIMARY SOURCE UNITS- FLORIDA MEMORY 
 Florida in the Civil War  
​SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.5.1      SS.4.A.9.1 

Mary McLeod Bethune  
SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.6.3 
 
Florida and the Spanish-American War of 1898  
SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.1.2      SS.4.A.6.3      SS.4.A.6.4 

The Cigar Industry Changes Florida 
​SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.6.1      SS.4.A.6.2      SS.4.A.6.3      SS.4.A.6.4      SS.4.E.1.1 
2OTH CENTURY-TODAY 

Florida's Land Boom (Lexile: 1090L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.7.1 
 
Great Depression and the New Deal (Lexile: 1010L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.7.2 

Florida During WWII (Lexile: 1150L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.7.3 
 
Civil Rights Movement in Florida (lexile: 1160L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.8.1 
 
Ybor City (Lexile: 970L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.8.2 


PRIMARY SOURCE UNITS- FLORIDA MEMORY 

WPA in Florida (Works Progress Administration- New Deal Program) 
SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.1.2      SS.4.A.6.1      SS.4.A.7.2 
 
Florida During WWII  
SS.4.A.1.1 SS.4.A.1.2 SS.4.A.7.3 

The Civil Rights Movement in Florida  
SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.8.1 
 
NASA and the Space Program Change Florida 
SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.8.3      SC.4.E.5.5​ 
ECONOMICS 

Tourism in Florida (Lexile: 1050L) - Questions 
SS.4.A.6.1      SS.4.E.1.2      SS.4.A.8.4 

PRIMARY SOURCE UNIT- FLORIDA MEMORY 
 
Railroads Change Florida 
SS.4.A.1.1      SS.4.A.6.1      SS.4.A.6.3      SS.4.E.1.1      SS.4.E.1.2 
GEOGRAPHY 

Florida's Land Then and Now 
​SS.4.G.1.1      SS.4.G.1.3 

Florida's Water Then and Now - Questions 
SS.4.G.1.1 ​ 
 
The Everglades - Questions 
SS.4.G.1.1 
 
Florida Interactive Scavenger Hunt 
​SS.4.G.1.2

Hurricanes - Questions 
SS.4.G.1.3 
 
BrainPOP offers videos, lessons, and activities. Search for the following videos: COMPASS, THE EVERGLADES, GEOGRAPHY THEMES, LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE, and MAP SKILLS. 
SS.4.G.1.1      SS.4.G.1.4 
CIVICS 

My Florida House Facts and Fun is a publication of the Florida House of Representatives with activities covering Florida history, geography, and government. 
SS.4.A.3.7      SS.4.A.3.9      SS.4.G.1.1      SS.4.G.1.2      SS.4.C.2.3      SS.4.C.3.1 
 
How an Idea Becomes a Law is a flow chart tracing a bill in Florida. 
SS.4.C.2.2 
 
Florida's State Government - Questions 
SS.4.C.3.1 
 
Florida's Local Government - Questions 
SS.4.C.3.2 
 
Civics in a Snap offers 15-20 minute lesson plans for all 4th grade NGSSS civics benchmarks, aligned with relevant ELA Florida Standards.