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Florida Timeline

Use the Exploring Florida CD and Timeliner to help your students get an overview of Florida history.


  • Students will learn about important events in Florida history by making a timeline of the 10 most important events.


  • Let students explore the Exploring Florida CD or website for pictures.
  • Have students choose 10 pictures/events for their timeline that they think are important to Florida history. Students should be able to defend why they feel that a particular picture is important in Florida history.
  • Have students create a timeline in Timeliner that uses the 10 pictures/events that they chose from the CD or website.
  • Import the pictures in as graphics for their timelines.
  • Have students add captions to their pictures using the information form the CD or website.

Sunshine State Standards

  • SS.A.6.2.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices when necessary) efficiently and effectively.
  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use telecommunications and online resources (e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of developing solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources.


  • Timeliner
  • Explording Florida CD or website



  • Students can print their timelines or show them as a slide show. As students share their work, they should explain why they picked the pictures that they did.

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