Elementary Social Studies

Lee County School District

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Grade 4: Voices of the Everglades Resources

Short videos and Images

Online: ​http://news-press.net/npmg/story/everglades/

Chad Gillis and Andrew West are available to come to the classroom for discussions if you would like to invite one or both of them. Just let me know! mikeoljs@leeschools.net

Social Studies Benchmarks:

SS.4.A.1.1Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history.

SS.4.A.1.2 Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.

SS.4.A.2.1 Compare Native American tribes in Florida.

SS.4.A.3.8 Explain how the Seminole tribe formed and the purpose for their migration.

More Resources

Annual Heritage & History Months Observances

  • September/October – Hispanic Heritage Month Florida Hispanic Heritage Month Essay & Art Contest The first Hispanic Heritage Week was approved on September 15, 1968. The month gives people the opportunity to plan and participate in ceremonies and activities that recognize the contributions of the many diverse cultures within the Hispanic community. In 1988, the celebration was expanded to a month and goes from September 15 to October 15.
  • October - National Disability Employment Awareness Month In 2003, previously known as National Employ the Handicapped Week, President George W. Bush proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this month, we recognize the many contributions citizens with disabilities make to our society, and we reaffirm our commitment to helping them achieve their full inclusion in our workforce.

  • November - National American Indian Heritage Month National American Indian (or Native American) Month was enacted with a presidential proclamation in 1990. During the month, all Americans are encouraged to participate in programs ceremonies and activities that celebrate American Indian and Alaskan Native peoples’ important contribution to the United States.

  • February - Black History Month African American History Essay Contest To recognize the contributions of African Americans and foster a better understanding of the African American experience. Carter G. Woodson, who in 1926 spearheaded Negro History Week, started the observation. It was expanded to a month in 1976. February was chosen because of the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln, two people who had a dramatic affect on the lives of African Americans.

  • March – National Women’s History Month Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week in 1978. In 1987, Congress was petitioned to expand the week to an entire month. The month recognizes the important contributions made by women through programs in school, workplaces and communities.

  • May - Asian/Pacific American Heritage & Older Americans Asian/Pacific American Heritage observation originally began as Asian/Pacific Heritage week on July 10, 1978. In 1992, President Bush signed legislation designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The term Asian/Pacific American includes many ethnic groups with diverse cultures. The month celebrates the collective achievements of the many different communities. Older Americans Month Older Americans Month was established by presidential proclamation to honor the contributions of older Americans to society. Begun in 1962, Older Americans Month is a time to celebrate and reflect on the unique contributions of older Americans in our society.

Contact Us

Mikie Stroh, Coordinator, K-12 Social Studies and AVID



Tanya Norris, Social Studies Coach



Yvonne Caldwell, Elementary Social Studies Lead Teacher

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