Walking in Their Shoes

Grades: 6-8


Students will compare interpretations of key events and issues from Florida’s history by analyzing the perspective of primary and secondary sources to understand how settlers and Seminoles were perceived by each other. They will also create posters and deliver speeches either for or against the preservation of Fort Dallas. Students will consider the following questions: How can a person’s perspective change the way history is remembered and interpreted? How have Lummus Park and Dade Heritage Trust worked to preserve historical perspectives?


  • Read, annotate, and analyze one primary and one secondary source
  • Create a persuasive poster and speech
  • Write two different newspaper headlines on the same topic to demonstrate understanding of the way in which perspective and bias can alter history.

Duration: 3 hours

Site: Lummus Park

404 NW 3rd St

Miami, FL 33128

Aligned Standards:

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade (LAFS): LAFS.68.RH.1.1, LAFS.68.RH.1.2, LAFS.68.RH.2.6, LAFS.68.RH.3.9

8th Grade: SS.8.A.1.1, SS.8.A.1.2, SS.8.A.1.4, SS.8.A.1.7, SS.8.A.4.3, SS.8.A.4.4, SS.8.A.4.18