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We are excited to offer educators materials that help students understand northeast Florida's cultural and natural history. We hope these materials will be used to integrate your classroom with ours.

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  • Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

    Life of a Spanish Soldier

    Life of a Spanish Soldier

    In this lesson, students will learn about what life was like as a Spanish Soldier.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History
  • Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

    Archaeology & the Castillo

    Archaeology & the Castillo

    The Castillo de San Marcos is full of history & various people. It is through Archeology that we learn about its history.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Colonial History, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, Reading
  • Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

    Timucua meets Spanish Armada

    Timucua meets Spanish Armada

    This lesson is designed to give students a better understanding of the Timucua people, their relationship with Spaniards and the need of historical documents in addition to archeology. Lesson can be used as the second lesson, following Archeology: Digging into the Castillo

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Colonial History, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History, Mathematics, Reading
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Kingsley Crispies!

    Kingsley Crispies!

    The students will have an opportunity to learn about the historical building technique of making tabby by constructing crispy bars.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Archaeology, Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), History
    National/State Standards:
    SS.B.1.3.1 SS. D.2.3.2
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    History Hunt

    History Hunt

    This on-site scavenger hunt worksheet will aid early elementary students in exploring Kingsley Plantation.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten - Second Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Colonial History, History
    National/State Standards:
    W.2.8, RI.2.3, RI.2.10
  • Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

    Coquina Queries

    Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) produced, "Coquina Queries: Archaeology Lessons for Northeast Florida," a curriculum that encourages students to learn about the use of coquina stone as an important building material in Florida's past. It influenced the outcome of wars, colonial efforts, slave plantations, and Florida's basic economy. Coquina Queries units may be taught in order; however, they are designed to stand alone.

    Type:
    Curriculum Units
    Grade level:
    Second Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Chemistry, Colonial History, Conservation, Economics, Engineering, Environment, Geography, Geology, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, Historic Preservation, History, Leadership, Maritime History, Military and Wartime History, Science and Technology, Slavery, Social Studies, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Slaves as Property

    Slaves as Property

    Students will read a "Reward Flyer" advertising the escape of a Florida slave. This will spark learning about slavery, property, and the Underground Railroad.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, History, Slavery
    National/State Standards:
    SS.A.1.2.3, SS.A.6.2.4, SS.C.2.2.2
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Create a Coat of Arms

    Create a Coat of Arms

    Students will be able to create and label their own coat of arms using the descriptions and symbols provided in the activity sheets.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Colonial History, History
    National/State Standards:
    SS.A.1.2.2, SS.A.6.2.2, LA.A.2.2.2
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Corn Husk Dolls

    Corn Husk Dolls

    Students will learn how to make a corn husk doll, and then compare the toys they have with toys that children of the 19th century played with (and often made) as a daily life comparison.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Agriculture, Art, History, Slavery, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    VA.A.1.2.1, VA.A.1.2.2, VA.A.1.2.4, VA.C.1.2.1
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Build Your Own Fort

    Build Your Own Fort

    Students will create their own fort and identify its parts using historic forts from across Northeast Florida as models.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Third Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Art, Colonial History, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History
    National/State Standards:
    VA.A.1.2, VA.B.1.2, SS.A.4.2.1