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Next Generation Sunshine State Standards

This page lists resources from Florida Memory that support the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Resource types include exhibits, photo exhibits, collections, and individual documents. Benchmarks are arranged by grade level.

Grade Level 9-12 - American History

Standard: Analyze the transformation of the American economy and the changing social and political conditions in response to the Industrial Revolution.

SS.912.A.3.13

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

Examples are the railroad industry, bridge construction in the Florida Keys, the cattle industry, the cigar industry, the influence of Cuban, Greek and Italian immigrants, Henry B. Plant, William Chipley, Henry Flagler, George Proctor, Thomas DeSales Tucker, Hamilton Disston.

Resources:

Railroads Change Florida (Educational Unit)
Trains helped to establish new towns and cities in Florida, and served the lumber, phosphate, tourist, manufacturing and agricultural industries.

The Cigar Industry Changes Florida (Educational Unit)
In the decades after the Civil War, cigar making became one of the most important industries in the southeastern United States.\

Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida’s Oldest Industry (Photo Exhibit)
After the beginning of hostilities between Cuban nationalists and the Spanish colonial government, hundreds of thousands of Cubans left the island. The largest portion of those were from the prosperous class of skilled laborers in the cigar industry, many of whom went directly to Florida.

Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator (Educational Unit)
Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for Negro Girls, which is now Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona, Florida. Includes photographs and the transcript of an interview for an unfinished biography.

Standard: Demonstrate an understanding of the changing role of the United States in world affairs through the end of World War I.

SS.912.A.4.3

Examine causes, course, and consequences of the Spanish American War.

Resources:

Spanish-American War (Educational Unit)
In 1898 national attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba. The arrival of over 30,000 troops, including Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders cavalry unit, changed Tampa from a small town to into a city.

The Cigar Industry Changes Florida (Educational Unit)
In the decades after the Civil War, cigar making became one of the most important industries in the southeastern United States.

Florida Cigars: Artistry, Labor, and Politics in Florida’s Oldest Industry (Photo Exhibit)
After the beginning of hostilities between Cuban nationalists and the Spanish colonial government, hundreds of thousands of Cubans left the island. The largest portion of those were from the prosperous class of skilled laborers in the cigar industry, many of whom went directly to Florida.

Analyze the effects of the changing social, political, and economic conditions of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression.

SS.912.A.5.12

Examine key events and people in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

Examples may include, but are not limited to, Rosewood, land boom, speculation, impact of climate and natural disasters on the end of the land boom, invention of modern air conditioning in 1929, Alfred DuPont, Majorie Kinnan Rawlings, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson.

Resources:

Zora Neale Hurston, the WPA in Florida, and the Cross City Turpentine Camp (Educational Unit)
Zora Neale Hurston was already a published writer when she began working for the Florida division of the Work Projects Administration (WPA). In August of 1939, Hurston went on a recording expedition to the turpentine camps in Cross City, Florida.

Standard: Understand the causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the United States role in the post-war world.

SS.912.A.6.15

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

Examples are Mosquito Fleet, “Double V Campaign”, construction of military bases and WWII training centers, 1959 Cuban coup and its impact on Florida, development of the space program and NASA.

Resources:

The Cuban Experience in Florida: Revolution and Exodus (Educational Unit)
This unit provides insight into the experience of Cuban refugees in Florida using photographs, government documents, letters, videos and interviews.

NASA and the Space Program Change Florida (Educational Unit)
The Space Age changed Florida forever, drawing thousands of new workers to the state and transforming Cape Canaveral into a hub of aeronautics, electronics design, and manufacturing.

NASA Turns 50: Florida’s Half Century on the Space Age Frontier (Photo Exhibit)
Although Florida, the state of sunshine and beaches, swamps and alligators, was already home to Cold War-era missile sites, the dawn of the space age would bring dramatic changes to the state's economy, landscape, and culture.

Florida: Moonport USA (Video)
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.

Standard: Understand the rise and continuing international influence of the United States as a world leader and the impact of contemporary social and political movements on American life.

SS.912.A.7.17

Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as they relate to United States history.

Examples are selection of Central Florida as a location for Disney, growth of the citrus and cigar industries, construction of Interstates, Harry T. Moore, Pork Chop Gang, Claude Pepper, changes in the space program, use of DEET, Hurricane Andrew, the Election of 2000, migration and immigration, Sunbelt state.

Resources:

The Cigar Industry Changes Florida (Educational Unit)
In the decades after the Civil War, cigar making became one of the most important industries in the southeastern United States.

NASA and the Space Program Change Florida (Educational Unit)
The Space Age changed Florida forever, drawing thousands of new workers to the state and transforming Cape Canaveral into a hub of aeronautics, electronics design, and manufacturing.

Governor Haydon Burns Walt Disney Press Conference (Video)
Governor Burns introduces Walt and Roy Disney and Walt tells of their enthusiasm toward the new Disney facility in Florida. Disney will not reveal plans, but mentions market surveys that played a part in the choice of Florida as the location.

Disney: Yesterday and Tomorrow (Video)
Governor Haydon Burns introduces our “new neighbor” Walt Disney. Uses clips from Disney TV and movies and scenes from the California park to introduce Florida to its newest theme park. Produced by FDC.

Bottled Sunshine...A Juicy Story (Video)
The story of Florida citrus cultivation. We see processing at Tropicana in Bradenton.

Grade Level 9-12 - Science

Body of Knowledge: Earth and Space Science

SC.912.E.5.9

Analyze the broad effects of space exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.

Resources:

NASA and the Space Program Change Florida (Educational Unit)
The Space Age changed Florida forever, drawing thousands of new workers to the state and transforming Cape Canaveral into a hub of aeronautics, electronics design, and manufacturing.

NASA Turns 50: Florida's Half Century on the Space Age Frontier (Photo Exhibit)
Although Florida, the state of sunshine and beaches, swamps and alligators, was already home to Cold War-era missile sites, the dawn of the space age would bring dramatic changes to the state's economy, landscape, and culture.

Florida: Moonport USA (Video)
This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.