In this mini-unit, students study factors controlling Florida population growth and related environmental impacts. Students research natural community types and make maps (including a life-sized Florida) to be used as part of a role play/simulation activity. Students have a chance to see first hand how specific factors and events affect the outcomes. This mini-unit is designed for six days and provides activities that will appeal to different learning styles. Although there are no separate lesson plans, each day’s instructions and assessment are described completely in the attached file, Unit Plan Overview.