This field trip exploration for 4th graders takes place at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center and includes a tour of the pioneer museum and historic examples of rural architecture. The anticipatory set includes an in-class visit by docents in period garb where students examine artifacts and hear stories of pioneer life in early Florida. Students will gain a broader knowledge of the daily life of early settlers of Florida. Activities may include gardening, campfire cookery, candle making, or butter churning, and examination of sources of water and how water was collected. Students learn that conservation was necessary due to lack of convenience and relate this to modern ethical responsibilities of sustainable living. They will explore natural history, including the loss of the longleaf pine forests and draining of wetlands. Curriculum includes studies of the natural and cultural histories of Florida and the Seminole nation.
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