Civics Lessons for Students

Florida Photo Tour and Lesson, Page 2

Tallahasse - Florida's State Capitol Buildings (Old Capitol in Front and New Capitol in Back)

What is the capital of Florida?

  • Tallahassee is the capital of Florida.

  • This is a photo of the current and former state capitols. The old capitol is the short building in the front and the current capitol is the tall building in the back.


Sabal Palmetto - Florida's State Tree

What is the state tree of Florida?

  • It is the sabal palmetto.

  • They grow up to 65 ft (20 m) tall, with a trunk up to 2 ft (60 cm) in diameter.


Mocking Bird - Florida's State Bird

What is the state bird of Florida?

  • It is the mockingbird.

  • Mockingbirds mimic the songs of insects and other birds.

  • Sometimes they whack people in the back of their head if they walk too close to a nest.

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