November 19th, 2020
The Florida Memory Project contains a massive database of photos, videos, audio recordings, and other historical documents. Below is a quick guide to the rich collection of resources this program has to offer:
What is The Florida Memory Project?
"The mission of the Florida Memory Program is to provide free online access to select archival resources from the collections of the State Library and Archives of Florida. Florida Memory chooses materials for digitization that illuminate significant events and individuals in the state's history, and help educate Floridians and millions of other people around the world about Florida history and culture."
- The Florida Memory Program
Let's explore this day in history! Have students search local news websites and historical archives for articles published on this date 10, 20, and 50 years ago.
Discuss as a class the ways your community has changed over history. What stands out? What places in the articles to they recognize? What stories have they heard from family members that line up with what they've discovered?
Florida Memory's Classroom section contains an extensive suite of educator resources including lesson plans, projects, and fully curated primary source sets. Check out these amazing teaching tools, as well as their annual initiatives like Florida History Day and each of the national History Months:
Previously on #FLGeoWeek: