Exploring Florida History and Government
TCS 5th grade students experienced first-hand the lessons they have been learning in Social Studies on a 2-day excursion to Tallahassee. There, they explored Florida history and government as they visited Mission San Luis, a replica of the Apalachee Indian and Spanish community in 1703, the old Capitol building, where they participated in a scavenger hunt to explore Florida history, the new Capitol building, where they toured the House of Representatives and Senate Chambers, and the Tallahassee Museum, where they explored a 1900s Florida Cracker farm. Several 5th grade students had the privilege of meeting and hearing from Mary Lynn Magar, a member of the Florida House of Representatives and Speaker Pro Tempore, and some students had the opportunity to meet a high school Senate Page. The students enjoyed a life science experience as they took a boat ride on Wakulla Springs, and saw many manatees, alligators, and turtles, and birds. It was a wonderful learning adventure!