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Top 8 Florida History and Activity Books


Children all over America are required to study the history and geography of their state, usually in the 4th grade. Here are books to help homeschoolers of Florida accomplish this task.

1. Welcome to the U.S.A. - Florida

Ready for a tour of the Sunshine State? You'll meet alligators and dance in the streets. You'll explore space and the underwater world. Just follow the dotted line or skip around.
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2. Florida - Hello U.S.A. Series

From the 'Hello U.S.A.' series, this book takes you on a tour of the history, geography, people, economy, and environment of Florida. Features colorful photos, easy-to-read text, and fascinating facts sidebars. 84 pages, grades 3-6.
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3. Florida - From Sea to Shining Sea Series

Florida, part of the 'From Sea to Shining Sea' series discusses the geography, history, industries, and famous people. Features full color photographs, 64 pages. (for grades 3-5)

4. Florida Facts and Symbols

"Jam-packed with information, these books are an ideal resource for report writing and teaching. Fast Facts highlight each state's capital city, largest city, physical size, population, natural resources, and primary manufactured goods." 24 pages, grades 3-5.
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5. Florida - Portrait of America Series

If you want an in-depth portrait of a state, you have to look beyond the basic facts. Portrait of America fills in the facts of history, economy, and culture with vignettes of individual residents, special events, and featured industries. 48 pages, grades 3-12.
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6. S is for Sunshine: A Florida Alphabet

Florida, where "B is for Beaches, P is for Pirates, and V is for Vacationers," comes to life with playful, vivid illustrations and a conch shell full of fun facts and poems. Do you know which city is the state capitol? Which fragrant blossom is the state flower? Learn all this and more with S is for Sunshine: A Florida Alphabet.
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7. State Shapes - Florida

The Sunshine State comes to life in this illustrated journey through the amazing history, geography and landmarks of Florida. Kids will learn fascinating facts about Cape Canaveral and the Space Shuttle, the alligators living in the Everglades, the state's beautiful beaches and, of course, Disney World!

8. Florida - One Nation Series

Each book in the 'One Nation' Series discusses the state flag and symbols, statistics, history, land features, population makeup, historic landmarks, economy, and fascinating sites of the state. Back-of-the-book sections include a listing of famous citizens of the state and a time line of historical events.

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