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Multi-Cultural Encounter And Exchange Among Spaniards, American Indians And Africans In Colonial Florida And The Caribbean, Kathleen Deagan Phd Oct 2012

Multi-Cultural Encounter And Exchange Among Spaniards, American Indians And Africans In Colonial Florida And The Caribbean, Kathleen Deagan Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Lesson 6: Mapping The Spanish American War, Mario J. Minichino Oct 2012

Lesson 6: Mapping The Spanish American War, Mario J. Minichino

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The proximity of Tampa and Key West, Florida to the island of Cuba, and how their geographic locations played a major part in the Spanish American War. In this lesson, students will transfer/combine historical data from different sources to create a representative map, developing a deeper understanding of the connections between Tampa and Cuba and practicing their mapping skills.

(This lesson plan is designed for two days or can be used for a block schedule)


Conference Program Oct 2012

Conference Program

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Spain-Florida: Perspectives On A Common History. Spanish Culture In The United States, Juan Antonio García Galindo Phd Oct 2012

Spain-Florida: Perspectives On A Common History. Spanish Culture In The United States, Juan Antonio García Galindo Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Tertulia Flyer And Schedule Current Oct 2012

Tertulia Flyer And Schedule Current

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Lesson 5: “İhuelga!” (Strike!), Bárbara C. Cruz Oct 2012

Lesson 5: “İhuelga!” (Strike!), Bárbara C. Cruz

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Labor unions, workers’ rights, strikes, and boycotts all figure prominently Ybor City’s cigar manufacturing history. The strike of 1920-1921 serves as the focus of this lesson, shedding light on this important industry to Florida’s economy.


Lesson 4: Ybor City - The Cuban Club, Samantha Cook Oct 2012

Lesson 4: Ybor City - The Cuban Club, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The purpose of this unit is to make students aware of the rich history of not only Florida but of our own Ybor City. Ybor city was a multiethnic, multiracial, industrial community unlike any other in Florida at the time. Each lesson will be geared towards a specific topic but will incorporate Ybor City’s unique multi-cultural heritage with a focus on the Cubans.


Lesson 3: Ybor City, “Cigar City Of The World”, Samantha Cook Oct 2012

Lesson 3: Ybor City, “Cigar City Of The World”, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

After it was established and continued to thrive, Ybor city was a multiethnic, multiracial, industrial community unlike any other in Florida at the time. This lesson explores the city’s unique history, with special emphasis on the Cuban community that settled there.


Mickey Ricans? The Recent Puerto Rican Diaspora To Florida, Jorge Duany Phd Sep 2012

Mickey Ricans? The Recent Puerto Rican Diaspora To Florida, Jorge Duany Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


The Old World In The New: Florida Discovers The Arts Of Spain. 1885-1930, Richard Kagan Phd Sep 2012

The Old World In The New: Florida Discovers The Arts Of Spain. 1885-1930, Richard Kagan Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Passions, Affections, Dollars: A Sentimental Political Economy Of Cuba And Florida, Damian Fernández Phd Sep 2012

Passions, Affections, Dollars: A Sentimental Political Economy Of Cuba And Florida, Damian Fernández Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


How Cubans Transformed Florida Politic And Leveraged Local For National Influence, Susan Eckstein Phd Sep 2012

How Cubans Transformed Florida Politic And Leveraged Local For National Influence, Susan Eckstein Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Until The Land Was Understood - Spaniards Confront La Florida, 1500-1600, Paul E. Hoffman Phd Sep 2012

Until The Land Was Understood - Spaniards Confront La Florida, 1500-1600, Paul E. Hoffman Phd

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Lesson 5: “İhuelga!” (Strike!), Bárbara C. Cruz Sep 2012

Lesson 5: “İhuelga!” (Strike!), Bárbara C. Cruz

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Labor unions, workers’ rights, strikes, and boycotts all figure prominently Ybor City’s cigar manufacturing history. The strike of 1920-1921 serves as the focus of this lesson, shedding light on this important industry to Florida’s economy.


Community Events Flyer, Islac Aug 2012

Community Events Flyer, Islac

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

No abstract provided.


Lesson 4: Changing Demographics Means Changing Political Power, Amanda Colborne Jul 2012

Lesson 4: Changing Demographics Means Changing Political Power, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

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.


Lesson 3: The Seminole Wars - A Brief Overview And The Role Of Black Seminoles, Amanda Colborne Jul 2012

Lesson 3: The Seminole Wars - A Brief Overview And The Role Of Black Seminoles, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The Seminole Wars in Florida were some of the costliest wars in American history. This lesson will explore those conflicts and will look specifically at the role Black Seminoles played during this time period.


Lesson 2: Tampa’S Cuban Sandwich, Samantha Cook Jul 2012

Lesson 2: Tampa’S Cuban Sandwich, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Some historians maintain that the Cuban sandwich has more to do with Tampa than with Havana. In this lesson, students will learn how, with the input of several immigrant groups in Tampa, the “mixto” became the iconic Cuban sandwich.


Lesson 1: Spanish Exploration Of Florida, Samantha Cook Jul 2012

Lesson 1: Spanish Exploration Of Florida, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Using Garner’s multiple intelligence learning theory, the Teachers Curriculum Institute’s visual discovery strategies, and CRISS reading strategies, students will become familiar with the exploration of Florida by Juan Ponce de León.


Lesson 2: St. Augustine’S Turn Around: From A Small Town To A Tourist Destination For Presidents, Amanda Colborne Jul 2012

Lesson 2: St. Augustine’S Turn Around: From A Small Town To A Tourist Destination For Presidents, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Once a small town with few residents, St. Augustine went through remarkable changes in the beginning of the 20th Century, transforming into a major tourist attraction. This lesson explores the transformation of St. Augustine from small town to major tourist attraction in the beginning of the 20th century.


Lesson 1: Retracing The Steps Of De León And De Soto, Amanda Colborne Jul 2012

Lesson 1: Retracing The Steps Of De León And De Soto, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Juan Ponce de León and Hernando de Soto both explored Florida in the 16th century. By reading short passages and annotating maps, students will learn more about these historic voyages.


Lesson 5: Spanish Explorers In Florida, Alesha Looper Jul 2012

Lesson 5: Spanish Explorers In Florida, Alesha Looper

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Students will work in pairs to log facts about the Spanish exploreres and their personal background, sponsors, motives, dates, the route they traveled, and their impact on Florida today. Each pair of students will learn about their Spanish explorer and then will report out through creating a matrix.


Lesson 4: Spanish Ybor City In The 19th & 20th Centuries, Today, And Tomorrow, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders Jul 2012

Lesson 4: Spanish Ybor City In The 19th & 20th Centuries, Today, And Tomorrow, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

This lesson addresses the beginning years of the Spanish influence in Ybor City, its current status, and trends for the future.


Lesson 3: Operation Pedro Pan - How 14,000 Children Came To Live In America Without Their Parents, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders Jul 2012

Lesson 3: Operation Pedro Pan - How 14,000 Children Came To Live In America Without Their Parents, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Operation Pedro Pan was the name given to the 22-month clandestine program involving the political exodus of more than 14,000 Cuban children to the United States in the early 1960s. Fearing communist indoctrination and the rumor of patria potestad — the government assuming legal guardianship of their children— Cuban parents sent their unaccompanied (minor) children to the United States.


Lesson 2: Life In Colonial Florida, Alesha Looper Jul 2012

Lesson 2: Life In Colonial Florida, Alesha Looper

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Creating mental maps are useful tools for clarifying assumptions and comprehension of a given place. This lesson affords students the opportunity to reflect on their own neighborhood and consider how cultural, social, and economic components influence its composition. They will also learn how early Spanish settlers helped to contribute to the cultural, social, and economic dimensions of Florida.


Lesson 1: Juan Ponce De León The Explorer, Alesha Looper, Bárbara C. Cruz, Daryl Saunders Jul 2012

Lesson 1: Juan Ponce De León The Explorer, Alesha Looper, Bárbara C. Cruz, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn who Ponce de León was, why he is an important figure in Florida’s history, and what an explorer is and does.


Assessment Of Numeracy Levels Of Mine Workers In South African Chrome Mines, Antonie Christoffel Smit, Andile Mji Jul 2012

Assessment Of Numeracy Levels Of Mine Workers In South African Chrome Mines, Antonie Christoffel Smit, Andile Mji

Numeracy

The aim of this paper is to assess and report the numeracy levels of unskilled and semi-skilled workers in three South African chrome mines in order to inform adult education practitioners of the need for greater efforts to educate mine workers. The target population consisted of 1,053 workers; the final sample was 873 participants who voluntarily agreed to partake in the study. The results presented here highlight three main findings: (1) that only 12 individuals (1.4%) were found to be numerate, (2) that female participants scored better than their male counterparts, and (3) that the numeracy level of ...


Number Sense: The Underpinning Understanding For Early Quantitative Literacy, Effie Maclellan Jul 2012

Number Sense: The Underpinning Understanding For Early Quantitative Literacy, Effie Maclellan

Numeracy

The fundamental meaning of Quantitative Literacy (QL) as the application of quantitative knowledge or reasoning in new/unfamiliar contexts is problematic because how we acquire knowledge, and transfer it to new situations, is not straightforward. This article argues that in the early development of QL, there is a specific corpus of numerical knowledge which learners need to integrate into their thinking, and to which teachers should attend. The paper is a rebuttal to historically prevalent (and simplistic) views that the terrain of early numerical understanding is little more than simple counting devoid of cognitive complexity. Rather, the knowledge upon which ...


An Evaluation Of The Implementation Of "The Happiest Toddler On The Block" Parenting Strategies By Young Mothers, Amye Elizabeth Bock Jan 2012

An Evaluation Of The Implementation Of "The Happiest Toddler On The Block" Parenting Strategies By Young Mothers, Amye Elizabeth Bock

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Young parents and their children are considered a high-risk population as they are more likely to lack social support networks, have limited access to opportunities to enhance parenting skills, and are often financially dependent. Young children whose mothers have poor parenting skills are more likely to have persistent problem behavior. Three young mothers living in a transitional housing facility participated in this study. The purpose of this study was to determine if these mothers could implement parenting strategies that are a part of a commercially available parenting book and DVD. This study found that: (1) mothers were able to correctly ...


Increasing Parental Involvement In Early Childhood Education, Kendall Jeffries Jan 2012

Increasing Parental Involvement In Early Childhood Education, Kendall Jeffries

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Parental involvement during preschool has been linked with stronger pre-literacy skills, acquisition of mathematical skills, well-developed social skills, and positive attitudes toward school (Arnold, Zeljo, Doctoroff, & Ortiff, 2008; Powell, Son, File, & San Juan, 2010). Parents' active involvement in their children's learning is a recommended strategy in engaging families in children's education experiences (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). The purpose of the current study was to measure the impact of parents' active participation in a parent-directed early literacy intervention on parental home-based involvement, school-based involvement, and home-school conferencing among Head Start parents and their preschool-aged children. The study used a quantitative research design ...