Civics Lessons for Students

Florida Photo Tour and Lesson, Page 3

Alligator in the Everglades

What kind of animal is this?

  • It is an alligator.

  • The average American alligator weighs 800 pounds (360 kg) and is 13 feet (4.0 m) long.

  • There are over a million alligators in Florida. It is illegal to feed them.


Daytona Speedway

What is the Daytona Speedway?

  • It is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida.

  • It opened in 1959 and can seat 168,000 spectators.

  • The Daytona 500 is a 500 mile vehicle race. Professional race car drivers drive around the 2.5 mile track 200 times.


Cape Canaveral - John F. Kennedy Space Center

Where is the Kennedy Space Center?

  • It is on Merrit Island, near Cape Canaveral.

  • The Kennedy Space Center is part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program.

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