Florida Unit Study Resources

Due to our move to Florida, life will be crazy for the next few months.  I have decided to postpone our curriculum that I outlined last Monday and instead focus on all things Florida.  When we start school on August 19th, aside from the individual math programs, these are some of the resources that we will be using:

Florida Resources

Florida Unit Study – I’m very happy with this book so far, lots of great ideas and resources.

The Big Florida Reproducible Activity Book – it goes along with the Florida Unit Study book above.

FREE State Notebooking Pages

The Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida

Catholic Pilgrimage Geography: Florida

All About Hurricanes Resource Packet

S is for Sunshine – A Florida ABC picture book

Learn about Beach Flags – what the different colors mean

Florida Wildlife – I have to admit that this part of Florida makes me a little nervous, particularly considering we have such an animal/nature lover in our house.  He’s not afraid of anything, so we have to do our homework. 

There are many, many chapter books set in Florida.  We are going to start the year reading Hoot by Carl Hiaasen.

Deadly Waters: A Mystery in Everglades National Park

Oonawassee Summer looks intriguing as do many of the books from this Florida chapter book list.

I think these resources will keep us busy until we are moved and settled in our new home.

Am I missing any “must have” Florida resource?


  1. Mary says

    We used Amanda Bennett’s Shells unit study one year after our trip to FL — it was great! I’m so excited for you all, Jen! I’m a wee bit jealous, too! 😉

  2. Kari Burke says

    Check out “A Land Remembered” (the student version) if you can find a copy. It is a historical fiction account of a family living in in Florida during the civil war. We did it as a read aloud when my older children were in 4th and 2nd grades and then again last year when my next two were in those grades. The children loved it both times!

    It is two volumes though and the first volume is fabulous but the second is not so great. We only read the first the second time around b/c the second was just depressing.

    Also- Hoot is a good book but the movie is even better- and has some amazing views of the Florida coastline that will take your breath away.


  3. Jen4Ever4Always says

    I just found vol 1 on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Remembered-Student-Edition-Volume-ebook/dp/B00DCCMV0U/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1376486514&sr=1-4&keywords=a+land+remembered Thanks for the recommendation and we are looking forward to watching Hoot!

  4. Michelle Cannon says

    The Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida is EXCELLENT! I bought it when we started our Charlotte Mason adventure in 2009.

    I can’t wait to meet you!

  5. Sarah_L says

    Well, I’m a native Floridian, have lived here my whole life, and I’ve just discovered some great resources from YOU. I am definitely going to check out that Young Naturalist’s Guide to Florida. I think you’ve got it covered! 😉

  6. Lori_KeepingItSimple says

    How fun!! And great comments too. I just had a sample of “A Land Remembered” sent to my Kindle. :) My grandparents lived in Florida and I remember (I was little) that the wildlife was wild!! They lived on a waterway… anyway. I love all your ideas and resources. You are going to have an adventurous year!! :)

  7. Jamie says

    Hi Jen! What part of Florida did you make your big move to. I live in the Fort Lauderdale area with the 3 year old daughters and my husband. I’m just curious if how to find more homeschooling mamas in my area.

    • says

      Hi Jamie – We are in the Tampa area. If I were you I would google Homeschoolers in “_____” and on Facebook as well. I’m sure you will find a group! Also if you are connected to a church or parish I would give the office a call and see if they have a list. Often groups meet a churches. Also do the same at your local library. Thanks for reading :)

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