• De Soto Landing

    De Soto

    National Memorial Florida

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LESSON PLAN: MANGROVE ESTUARY

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This activity is designed to engage middle school students at all academic achievement levels and to facilitate learning among the diverse population of our local community. Instruction on the structure and function of the mangrove estuary and the adaptations of the living organisms located within it will help educate students about the importance of protecting and maintaining the health of the mangrove estuary at DeSoto National Memorial.

LESSON PLAN: BREAKING NEWS! EXPEDITION EDITION

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With a focus on unbiased reporting, this activity is designed to encourage students to critically and thoughtfully approach historical events. Students will be tasked with reviewing multiple sources of information and reporting on key aspects of a historical event. Student's reporting will be recorded and critiqued for interest, accuracy and delivery.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The men of Hernando de Soto's 1539 expedition to La Florida learned the hard way that Native American warriors could load and fire their long bows with deadly accuracy nearly a dozen times in the period required to load and fire the clumsy arquebus musket once. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...