History in Palm Beach County Schools

In The Schools

Education Programs In Schools

4th Grade Florida History Program

 The Historical Society, School District of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach Post partnered to develop a Florida History curriculum for 4th Grade. The tabloid, printed by the Palm Beach Post, covers the geography of Florida and Palm Beach County, Native Americans, Colonial, Territorial and Statehood periods, pioneer era of Palm Beach County, Flagler era, pre and post World War II to the present, and the diverse multicultural groups in Palm Beach County. A teacher's guide is available on CD or on-line. This program meets Florida's Sunshine State Standards. The Palm Beach Post delivers the tabloid to all public schools and is available to private schools for a small fee.

Teacher's Guide

 

 

4th Grade History in Your Own Backyard Program

 The Historical Society, Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, School District of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach Post partnered to develop History in Your Own Backyard Program to teach students about preservation and preserving history where they live. The tabloid, printed and delivered by the Palm Beach Post, discusses preservation of local historic sites, oral histories, living history programs, and architecture. A teacher's guide is available on CD or on-line. This program meets Florida's Sunshine State Standards. The Palm Beach Post delivers the tabloid to all public schools and is available to private schools for a small fee. Click Here to download the Teacher’s Guide.

Teacher's Guide

 

 

7th Grade Palm Beach County History and Civics Program

 The Historical Society, School District of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach Post, and other historical organizations partnered to develop a Palm Beach County History and Civics Program as part of a larger civics/ social studies curriculum for 7th Grade. The tabloid, printed by the Palm Beach Post, covers the geography of Palm Beach County, Native Americans, pioneer era, transportation, agriculture, pre and post World War II to the present, the diverse multicultural groups in Palm Beach County, and civics. A teacher's guide is available on CD or in print. This program meets Florida's Sunshine State Standards. The Palm Beach Post delivers the tabloid to all public schools and is available to private schools for a small fee. 

Teacher's Guide

 

 

Traveling Educational Trunk Program

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Traveling Educational Trunk Program offers an exciting series of educational resources for the classroom. Trunks are based on a specific theme and include information and activities to help students better understand the history of both Palm BeachCounty and Florida. Instructional material for the teacher is provided. The trunks are designed for fourth grade but can be adapted for other grade levels. Trunks are available for teachers to use for a three-week loan period. Loans are on a first come, first served basis and must be reserved in advance. There is no charge or deposit for the use of the trunk. The Traveling Educational Trunk Program meets Florida Sunshine State Standards.

 

Seminoles and Miccosukees

 This traveling trunk is a great way for students to learn about the Seminoles and Miccosukees of Florida through the items they have created. A teacher’s guide is provided which contains lesson plans, background information, and activities. A student handout is also provided for use in class or at home. The objects, photographs, and resources will provide students with a better understanding of Florida’s Seminoles and Miccosukees. This trunk is designed for fourth grade but may be adapted by teachers for different grade levels. 

Teacher's Guide

 

 

Ancient People of South Florida: The Calusa, Tequesta, and Jeaga

 This traveling trunk offers an exciting educational unit about south Florida’s early inhabitants, the Calusa, Tequesta, and Jeaga Indians. Students will explore how these early people lived prior to and just after the arrival of Europeans in Florida. The trunk includes a teacher’s guide, photographs, prints by Florida artist Theodore Morris, reproduction artifacts, a map, books, a video, and a student handout. Suggestions for activities are included such as making rope from palm fiber like the first Floridians did. Students will be able to handle the reproduction artifacts and discuss with their teacher how these tools were made and used by Native Americans. This trunk is designed for fourth grade but may be adapted by teachers for different grade levels

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Pioneer Trunk Program

The Pioneer Trunk offers an exciting educational unit about Palm Beach County’s pioneer history (1860-1893). Students will explore how the settlers lived in the late 19th century in a sub-tropical area that is now Palm Beach County. The trunk includes a teacher’s guide, photographs, a large map of the Lake Worth area where the settlers lived, reproduction 19th century artifacts, books, replica fruits and vegetables, deer skin that was traded with the Seminoles, pioneer girl’s clothing, and a part of a barefoot mailman outfit, and a student handout. This trunk is designed for fourth grade but may be adapted by teachers for different grade levels.

Teacher's Guide

 

 

To reserve a trunk call 561-832-4164 ext. 104 or click here to email Richard "Tony" Marconi.

 


 

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