• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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Curriculum Materials

Welcome to Fort Matanzas National Monument. Many schools visit us each year as culmination of their studies. Please visit Plan a Field Trip if you are interested in visiting. Be aware that March, April and May are extremely busy months.

A park interpreter presents a program for school children at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

We have numerous curriculum materials available to augment your study of the fort and of Florida history. Just click on a title below to download the file.

The Building of the Castillo de San Marcos
The Stories of Fort Matanzas
The Little Fort With the Big Job (Fort Matanzas)
The Defenses of St. Augustine (Map Study)
A Fort Matanzas Scavenger Hunt
Bibliography
National Parks - Special Places
Nature Trail Guide
Cannon Tools
Coquina
Florida Natives
Rules for Visiting
Spanish Flag
Evaluation
Timeline
Vocabulary
Soldier and Cannon - Coloring Page
Spanish Soldier - Coloring Page
Turtle Hurdle
Web of Life
Web of Life Answers
Word Search
Marshy Shores
Marshy Shores Answers
Parks Activity
Parks Activity Answers



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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

    Fort Caroline Scavenger Hunt

    Fort Caroline Scavenger Hunt

    This program will guide you through the park exhibits beginning at the St. John's river lookout behind the visitor center and continuing to the fort.

Did You Know?

The yucca plant is so dangerous with its sharp leaves it is commonly called Spanish Bayonet.

The Spanish planted yucca around their forts and on top of protective walls. Yucca aloifolia grows in thickets reaching 20 feet tall. The trunk is armed with two-foot-long needle-sharp pointed leaves thus earning it the name "Spanish Bayonet". Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida