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  1. The students will be able identify Sir Francis Drake and his various exploits.

Sunshine State Standards Benchmarks:

SS.A.1.2.1 - SS.A.2.2.3 - SS.A.3.2.4 - SS.A.4.2.2 - SS.A.6.2.3 - SS.B.1.2.1


cache knighted landmark
vulnerable perseverance estate

Suggested Activities:

  1. On a map of the Caribbean region, locate and label the Dominican Republic, Cartageña, and St. Augustine.
  2. Have the students research what it means to be "knighted". Create a list of people who have been knighted, past and present.
  3. Have the students research more about Sir Francis Drake and his trip around the world.
  4. Complete and review FCAT questions.

(Note: Actual FCAT practice passages are wrtten at the students' independent reading level. These Florida History selections are written at the students' instructional reading level. Therefore, students should not be asked to complete the questions until after receiving class instruction on the vocabulary and content of the passage. Students should also read the Florida History selection independently before answering the FCAT questions and be permited to return to the selection for rereading as they answer.)

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