Introducing a Curriculum to be used with Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus

Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus by Christopher Tozier

Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus by Christopher Tozier

Worlds Around Us is an 80-page curriculum built specifically to teach Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus as well as related science activities and lessons. It is appropriate for grades 3-6. Most of the content has been created by other teachers who have successfully used it with their students.

Click here to learn more on the website for Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus. Lots of FREE downloads!

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Florida Keys snapshots, Flipper #flkeys

Woman shakes Flipper’s flipper – Marathon, Florida, 1966

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77655

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/77655

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

Although the Gulf island on which the town of Cedar Key is located is called North Key, the name refers to the abundant growth of cedar trees which formerly covered all of the group of islands here. The town was established during the Civil War. Three pencil plants, formerly located here, were closed down when the cedar was depleted.

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Information from Florida Place Names by Allen Morris.

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Pinterest Boards We Love, Florida Memory’s Boards

This week’s theme for  “Pinterest Boards We Love” are ones curated by Florida Memory

http://pinterest.com/floridamemory/year-round-bathing-in-florida/

http://pinterest.com/floridamemory/florida-eats-and-food-traditions/

http://pinterest.com/floridamemory/florida-memory-s-favorite-florida-memories/

http://pinterest.com/floridamemory/florida-s-lighthouses/

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Governor Scott Presents “Great Floridian” Award to World-Renowned Florida Author Patrick Smith

Patrick SmithPineapple Press author Patrick D. Smith, author of A Land Remembered has recently been presented with a distinguished Florida honor–the Great Floridian Award. For more details, check out this link on the Florida Governor’s website.

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Florida Keys snapshots,Marathon Florida #flkeys

Quarter boat for railroad construction employees – Marathon, Florida

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34292

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34292

 

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

Did you know that the city of Pierson in Volusia County was established in 1876 by Peter Pierson and his family, who gave it their own name? The woodsy rural town calls itself “The Fern Capital of the World.”

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Information from Florida Place Names by Allen Morris.

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Pinterest Boards We Love, Sunsets

This week’s theme for “Pinterest Boards We Love” is Sunsets

http://pinterest.com/keysclaudia/florida-keys-sunsets/ by @KeysClaudia

http://pinterest.com/debl1/my-sunsets/ by Debra Louden

http://pinterest.com/justlove313/my-sunsets/ by Victoria Schmitz

http://pinterest.com/texasexposur/my-sunsets/ by Dave Bush

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Florida Keys snapshots, 7-Mile Grill in Marathon (2006) #flkeys

Looking at the 7-Mile Grill – Marathon, Florida

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/101295

Credit: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/101295 (Dale McDonald)

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Florida Facts: Did You Know?

Did You Know that El Jobean in Charlotte County was once known as Southland? But in 1924, during the great land boom the Spanish-sounding name El Jobean was substituted. In actuality, Joel Bean, a developer, twisted his name around to produce El Jobean.

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Information from Florida Place Names by Allen Morris.

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