Education Programs in Schools

4th Grade Florida History Program


 
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach Post partnered to develop a Florida History curriculum for 4th Grade. The tabloid, printed by the Palm Beach Post, covers the geography of Palm Beach County and Florida; Native Americans; Colonial, Territorial, and Statehood periods; the Pioneer era, Flagler era, and pre- and post-World War II to the present in Palm Beach County; and our diverse multicultural groups. A teacher’s guide is available on CD or online. This program meets Florida’s Sunshine State Standards. The Palm Beach Post delivers the tabloid to all Palm Beach County elementary schools. The Historical Society also makes it available to private and home schools on request.

Teacher's Guide

 Click here to download the Questions and Answers for the 2016-2017 History of Florida tabloid.

 

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The Historical Society of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Post, and other historical organizations partnered to develop a Palm Beach County History and Civics Program as part of a larger civics/social studies curriculum for 7th Grade. The tabloid, printed by the Palm Beach Post, covers the geography of Palm Beach County, Native Americans, the Pioneer era, transportation, agriculture, pre- and post-World War II to the present, the diverse multicultural groups of Palm Beach County, and civics. A teacher’s guide is available on CD or in print. This program meets Florida’s Sunshine State Standards. The Palm Beach Post delivers the tabloid to all Palm Beach County public schools with 7th Grade. The Historical Society also makes it available to private and home schools on request.

Teacher's Guide

 Click here to download the Questions and Answers for the 2016-2017 Civics and History Tabloid.

 

Traveling Educational Trunk Program

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Traveling Educational Trunk Program offers an exciting series of education resources for the classroom. Trunks are based on specific themes and contain information and activities to enhance students’ understanding of the history of both Palm Beach County and Florida. Instructional material is provided for teachers. Most of the trunks are designed for Grade 4 but can be adapted for other grade levels. The trunks are loaned to teachers for three-week periods on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved in advance. There is no charge or deposit to use the trunks. The Traveling Educational Trunk Program meets Florida Sunshine State Standards.

 

The Seminole and Miccosukee

This Traveling Trunk is a great way for students to learn about the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes of Florida through the items they created. A teacher’s guide is provided containing lesson plans, background information, and activities. A student handout is also included for use in class or to send home. The objects, photographs, and resources will provide students with a better understanding of Florida’s Seminole and Miccosukee. This trunk is designed for Grade 4 but may be adapted by teachers for other grade levels. Check out the Teacher’s Guide for more information.

 

 

Ancient People of South Florida: The Calusa, Tequesta, and Jeaga

This Traveling Trunk offers an exciting educational unit about south Florida’s early inhabitants, the Calusa, Tequesta, and Jeaga Indians. Students will explore how these early people lived prior to and just after the arrival of Europeans in Florida. The trunk includes a teacher’s guide, photographs, prints by Florida artist Theodore Morris, reproduction artifacts, a map, books, a video, and a student handout. Suggestions for activities are included, such as making rope from palm fiber as these first Floridians did. Students may handle the reproduction artifacts and discuss how these tools were made and used by Native Americans. This trunk is designed for Grade 4 but may be adapted by teachers for other grade levels. Check out the Teacher’s Guide for more information on this trunk.

 

 

Pioneer Trunk Program

The Pioneer Traveling Trunk offers an exciting educational unit about Palm Beach County’s pioneer era (1860-1893). Students will explore how settlers lived in the late 19th century in the subtropical area that became Palm Beach County. The trunk includes a teacher’s guide, photographs, a large map of the area on Lake Worth where the settlers lived, reproduction 19th century artifacts, books, replica fruits and vegetables, deerskin that was traded with the Seminole, pioneer girls’ clothing, part of a Barefoot Mailman outfit, and a student handout. This trunk is designed for Grade 4 but may be adapted by teachers for other grade levels. Check out the Teacher’s Guide for more information.

 

The Holocaust Studies Trunk for 5th grade is designed as a supplement when teaching the Holocaust. It is aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Common Core Standards. The trunk includes a teacher’s guide with lesson plans, books, a classroom set of Jacob’s Rescue, photographs of Jewish life from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, posters, DVDs, a map, a guide on teaching the Holocaust for educators to use with other lessons, and other items.

 

The Spanish Explorers of Florida Traveling Trunk offers students an opportunity to learn about the Europeans who claimed and explored La Florida, from 1513 when Juan Ponce de Léon claimed Florida for Spain, to the founding of St. Augustine in 1565 by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Students will also learn how the explorers navigated the oceans, through lessons and hands-on navigation tools that sailors used. Navigation tools, pictures, maps, clothing, a teacher’s guide (take a peek inside HERE), and other items are included in the trunk.

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Immerses students in the period of 1861 to 1877 in Florida, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction. This trunk gives students a peek into everyday life, camp life, and a perspective of the obstacles and challenges people had to overcome to survive during the War Between the States. Included in the trunk are a teacher’s guide, photographs, a large map of the battles fought in Florida, reproduction 19th century artifacts, pioneer girl’s clothing, and books to help expand on the lessons. This trunk is designed for fourth grade but may be adapted by teachers for different grade levels. Look inside the Teacher’s Guide to see how you can use this trunk in your classroom.

 

 

To reserve a trunk call 561-832-4164 ext. 104 or click here to email our Education Coordinator, Rose Gualtieri.

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