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Looking for a unique way to integrate social studies, math, science, and the arts this year?

Turn your media center or Google Classroom into a field trip with our Pop Up Museums!


Pop Up Museums

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum presents
for Florida Schools

Take a deep dive into the roots of Florida's colonial heritage during the Age of Sail! Explore when, why, and how the Old World Spanish Empire influenced our state as we know it today.

 The Pop Up Museum includes:

  • 8 individual 33" x 72" free-standing exhibit panels and stands

  • Approximately three weeks of display time per host reservation

  • Prepaid FedEx Ground shipping labels and pickup 

  • Links to online content, including videos, quizzes, and extension activities

  • Companion print and online learning resources

  • 8 interactive slideshows in Google Slides

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This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources and the State of Florida.

Related Florida Benchmarks

S.1.G.1.5:  Locate on maps and globes the student's local community, Florida, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico.

SS.2.A.2.1: Recognize that Native Americans were the first inhabitants in North America.

SS.2.A.2.3: Describe the impact of immigrants on the Native Americans.

SS.2.A.2.5: Identify reasons people came to the United States throughout history.

SS.3.G.2.5: Identify natural and man-made landmarks in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

SS.4.A.1.2: Synthesize information related to Florida history through print and electronic media.

SS.4.A.3.1: Identify explorers who came to Florida and the motivations for their expeditions.

SS.4.A.3.2: Describe causes and effects of European colonization on the Native American tribes of Florida.

SS.4.A.3.3: Identify the significance of St. Augustine as the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States.

SS.4.A.3.6: Identify the effects of Spanish rule in Florida.

SS.4.A.3.7: Identify nations that controlled Florida before it became a US territory.

SS.4.A.3.9: Explain how Florida (Adams-Onis Treaty) became a US territory.

SS.4.A.9.1: Utilize timelines to sequence key events in Florida history.

SS.4.G.1.4: Interpret political and physical maps using map elements.

SS.6.G.1.5: Use scale, cardinal direction, and intermediate directions and estimation of distances between places on current and ancient maps of the world.

SS.6.G.1.6: Use a map to identify major bodies of water of the world, and explain ways they have impacted the development of major civilizations.

SS.6.G.5.2: Use geographic terms and tools to explain why ancient civilizations developed networks of highways, waterways, and other transportation linkages.

SS.6.W.1.1: Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.

SS.8.A.1.2: Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and timelines.

SS.8.A.1.7: View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.

SS.8.A.3.16: Examine key events in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history (American Revolution), such as Treaty of Paris, British rule, Second Spanish Period.

SS.912.A.1.1: Describe the importance of historiography (how historical knowledge is obtained and transmitted) when interpreting events in history.

SS.912.A.1.3: Utilize timelines to identify the time sequence of historical data.

SS.912.A.1.4: Analyze how images, symbols, objects, graphs, charts, maps, and artwork may be used to interpret time periods and events from the past.

SS.912.H.3.1: Analyze the effects of transportation, trade, communication, science, and technology on the preservation and diffusion of culture.

SS.912.W.1.1: Use timelines to establish cause and effect relationships of historical events.

SS.912.W.4.11: Summarize the causes that led to the Age of Exploration, and identify major voyages and sponsors.

SS.912.W.4.14: Recognize the practice of slavery and other forms of forced labor experienced through the 13th through 17th centuries.

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