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The history of Florida told through song using Sunshine State Standards for Florida history for the fourth grade.

Each item on the timeline is paired with a well known tune from the same year.

Sample Program

Date Event Piece
1513 Ponce de Leon lands on Florida Coast Spanish Christmas Carol Fum Fum Fum
1562 French Settlement at Fort Caroline Ding Dong Merrily On High
1586 Francis Drake leads British expedition Greensleeves
1763 Treaty of Paris God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
1819 Florida becomes a US territory Star Spangled Banner
1845 Florida becomes 27th state Swanee River
1861 Florida secedes from the Union Deck the Hall
1865 Civil War Ends Go Tell it on the Mountain
1885 Henry Flagler begins building the railroad Away in a Manger
1898 Spanish American War Lift Evry Voice and Sing
1926 Great Depression hits Florida The 12 Days of Christmas
1950 The first rocket is launched in to space Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer