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The Hispanic population has been growing steadily in Florida for a number of years. In this lesson, students will consider how the U.S. government differentiates between “race” and “ethnicity” and will learn which countries of origin are represented most in Florida’s Latin American immigrants.

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NCSS Themes:

Global Connections

People, Places, and Environments

Civil Ideals and Practices

Power, Authority, and Governance

Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards:

SS.8.G.1.1: Use maps to explain physical and cultural attributes of major regions throughout American history.

SS.8.G.4.1: Interpret population growth and other demographic data for any given place in the United States throughout its history.

SS.8.G.4.2: Use geographic terms and tools to analyze the effects throughout American history of migration to and within the United States, both on the place of origin and destination.

SS.8.A.1.2: Analyze charts, graphs, maps, photographs and timelines; analyze political cartoons; determine cause and effect.

 

Lesson 4: Changing Demographics means Changing Political Power

The Hispanic population has been growing steadily in Florida for a number of years. In this lesson, students will consider how the U.S. government differentiates between “race” and “ethnicity” and will learn which countries of origin are represented most in Florida’s Latin American immigrants.