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This page about historic Florida is a supplement to Florida Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.

Go to Florida Social Studies - Florida History - Capital City Tallahassee, Florida - Florida Tourism - Florida Disasters - Florida Geography - Florida Lesson Plans - Florida Colleges and Universities


A to Z Kids Stuff | Florida __ "Resources and activities for school age children on the state of Florida."  Includes history resources. - From atozkidsstuff.com - http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/florida.html

Famous Florida People Floridians  __ You will find a list of famous people who are a part of the history of Florida. - From 50states.com - http://www.50states.com/bio/florida.htm

Find a Grave - Florida ___Brief biographies of 322 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=11

Florida ___A good overview of the history of Florida, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108198.html 

Florida Articles ___What a pleasant way to spend time learning about the history of Florida! We're talking about articles about lesser-known events -- things like why a fence law was passed and how pigs came to Florida. - Mostly text - From Frank D. Howard, Ph.D. - http://www.littletownmart.com/fdh/florida.htm 

Florida Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/fl/fl.html 

Florida Governors ___"Click on the governor's name to see the portrait and biography." - Illustrated - From the State of Florida - http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/kids/governors.cfm 

Florida: History ___Topics include Spanish explorers, U.S. occupation and relations with Latin America. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0858165.html 

Florida History Timeline ___The first date here is 1497; the last is 1993. - Text only - From Florida.com Vacation Center - http://florida.com/history1.htm 
Florida Kids ___An excellent overview of Florida's history from "the Stone Age to the Space Age." - Illustrated - From the State of Florida - http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/kids/history.cfm 

Florida Memory Project - Florida State Archives ___This site will keep you busy for a long time. Included are games, photos, maps, historic documents, a timeline, records databases and resources for teachers. Special plug-ins required are Shockwave and RealOne Player. - Illustrated - From the State Library & Archives of Florida - http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/ 

Florida's Land Boom ___"By 1920, Florida had a population of 968,470 people. Just five years later, the population had grown to 1,263,540. What had caused such a rise in the population?" This article has the answer for you. - Illustrated - From the Florida Center for Instructional Technology - http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/florida/lessons/ld_boom/ld_boom1.htm
Florida’s Shipwrecks and Treasures ___"The wrecks tell stories about Florida’s history and importance to shipping. Some of them are described in the rest of this article." - Illustrated - From the Florida Center for Instructional Technology - http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/florida/lessons/shipwrecks/shipwrecks.htm 


Florida State History ___"General history of the state." - Text only - From SHG Resources - http://www.shgresources.com/fl/history/

Florida, Timeline of State History __  "View a chronological timeline of key events and dates in the state of Florida's history from the 15th through the 20th centuries. Links to education and media sites." - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/fl/timeline/

Great Depression and the New Deal ___Why did Florida enter an economic depression before the rest of the country and what was done about it? Find out here. - Illustrated - From the Florida Center for Instructional Technology - http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/florida/lessons/depress/depress1.htm 

Highlights of Florida ___"Highlights of Florida History provides images of historically significant documents from the Florida State Archives' collections. These documents represent some of the formative events in Florida history and offer an important resource to researchers and students." - A few maps - From the Florida State Archives - www.floridamemory.com/FloridaHighlights/

Historical Museums of Florida - A History Guide __ "Historical Museums of Florida. Learn about historic Florida and discover the history of Florida people. Locate history museums in Florida, state symbols, historic photos, history timeline and other Florida history data." - illustrated - From censusfinder.com - http://www.censusfinder.com/florida-historical-museums.htm

History of Florida __ "The history of Florida can be traced back to when the first Native Americans began to inhabit the peninsula as early as 14,000 years ago. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first arrived and explored the area in 1513." An encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Florida 
Pedro Menendez de Aviles Claims Florida for Spain ___Learn about the mission of Pedro Menendez de Aviles. - Illustrated - From the Florida Center for Instructional Technology - http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/florida/lessons/menendz/menendz1.htm 

St. Augustine Timeline ___The timeline "allows you to browse the images and artifacts in the virtual exhibit by chronological order, or to study a particular time period of interest." - Illustrated - http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/staugustine/timeline.asp 


State of Florida History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. - Text only - From SouthEastern Genealogy - http://www.segenealogy.com/florida/fl_state/history.htm 

Transfer of Florida ___Believe it or not, there were once two Floridas. You can learn all about that here. - Illustrated - From the Florida Center for Instructional Technology - http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/florida/lessons/trnsfer/trnsfer1.htm

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Florida ___A general state history overview and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/florida/history.php



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