Florida Library Lesson – Florida Symbols – US Geography


This Florida Library Lesson is all about Florida symbols, places of interest, wildlife, foods, and more! Special attention was given to Florida wildlife and The Everglades. You can pair this library lesson with a read-aloud set in Florida, but it is also a complete lesson on its own.

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  • Recommended for: Grades 2-5
  • Lesson Duration: 1-2 library lessons (about 50 minutes total)
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

***Please note that this presentation is designed to complement a Florida read-aloud. The actual read-aloud story comes from you! I cannot include a recorded read-aloud due to copyright restrictions.


  • 42-slide PPT + Google™ Slides library lesson presentation
  • List of 18 recommended Florida – themed read-alouds (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Scavenger Hunt Activity (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Answer Key for Scavenger Hunt (1 page, PDF and PPT)
  • Prep, set up, tips (6 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed, pre-filled, editable lesson plan; includes CC, TEKS, and AASL Standards (2 pages, PDF and PPT)
  • Google™ Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PPT slide timings for digital bulletin boards (2 pages, PDF)


  • sign language: “orange juice” and “G-A-T-O-R” (fingerspelling, ASL)
  • Florida on a map of the US
  • Definition of “peninsula” and why Florida is a peninsula
  • What is Florida known for?
  • Florida state flower (orange blossom)
  • Florida state bird (northern mockingbird)
  • Florida state flag
  • Florida state capital
  • What are The Everglades?
  • Florida wildlife: alligators, crocodiles, manatees, Florida panther, brown pelican, Eastern coral snake, scarlet king snake, and scarlet snake
  • How to tell alligators and crocodiles apart
  • Alligator safety tips
  • Human activity is main threat to manatees (examples given)
  • How to tell a venomous Eastern coral snake from nonvenomous scarlet snake and scarlet king snake.
  • Library skills review: What kind of reference book can help you find general information about manatees? (Answer: encyclopedia, Volume M)
  • Word of the Week: kumquat and brackish water
  • All slides are illustrated with real photos and colorful clipart for Grades 2-5.

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