3. Student Learning Map

  • Topic:01 Florida Geography
  • Subject(s):
  • Days:10
  • Grade(s):4
Key Learning:  Florida has unique characteristics, both physical and cultural, that impact the every day lives of Floridians.  (Course Code:  5021000)
Unit Essential Question(s):
 How does geography affect life in Florida?
Concept:  Physical Characteristics
Concept: Cultural Characteristics
Lesson Essential Question(s):

 What are the major landforms found in Florida? (A)
How would you locate important places in Florida?  (A)
How does weather impact Florida?  (ET)
What are the major physical features of Florida?  (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

How would you locate cultural features on a map (state capitals, major cities, tourist attractions)?  (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):

Additional Information:

 (Note:Holidays and Cultural Observances may be taught based on their calendar occurrence dates. See Spotlight on Social Studies on the PCSB website.)

PCSB Website:http://www.polk-fl.net/staff/teachers/socialstudies.htm

Calendar Timelines for Grade 4 Social Studies Curriculum Maps can also be found at:Microsoft Outlook>Public Folders>All Public Folders>Elementary Education>Social Studies>Grade 4>Curriculum Map Information

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Vocabulary Report

  • tourist attraction - a location where visitors choose to go on vacation
  • panhandle - a geographic shape, like the handle of a pan
  • peninsula - land that has water almost all around it
  • gulf - a large body of water, connected to an ocean, with land on most sides
  • coastal plain - an area of low land that lies along the ocean