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.

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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  • Fort Caroline

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Art, Colonial History, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History
  • Spanish soldiers and school aged children interacting

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History
  • 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:
    Curricula
    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
  • french and timucua

    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.

    Good

    Average: 4.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Colonial History, History, Religion
  • 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 Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Colonial History, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History, Mathematics, Reading
  • Fort Caroline

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Art, Colonial History, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History
  • Students “excavating” their cookies with a toothpick to simulate how carefully an archaeologist would excavate a dig site.

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

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Colonial History, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, Reading
  • french and timucua

    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.

    Good

    Average: 4.0 (1 rating)

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Second Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Colonial History, History, Religion
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface