Florida Industry Lesson Plans

This series of lesson plans are designed to compliment our Florida Industry School Tours at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Grades 4-8.

Discover how some of Florida's industries were shaped by the natural resources of our state! This tour takes place in the Florida Forestry/Cattle Ranching exhibit building and the Steam Engine Pavilion. This tour does not include the Cracker Country living history museum. 

Vocabulary List

Florida Industry Vocabulary List

Citrus Industry Picture Analysis Lesson Plan

Citrus Industry Teachers Resources (Grades 4-8)
Citrus Image Worksheet (Grades 4-8)

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Images courtesy of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Archives.


How Many Horses Are You Worth? Lesson Plan

This lesson plan combines history and science in a lab for calculating student horsepower while demonstrating why the term was useful at a time when engines were slowly replacing workhorses. 

Horsepower Teachers Resources (Grades 4-8)
Horsepower Worksheet (Grades 4-8) 


Cattle Branding Lesson Plan

This lesson plan engages students' creativity and problem-solving abilities in an exercise that places them in multiple roles connected to the design and use of brands in Florida's cattle industry.

Cattle Branding Teachers Resources (Grades 4-8)
Cattle Brand Example Sheet (Grades 4-8)