• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Fort Caroline Curriculum Materials

Fort Caroline National Memorial focuses on the history of the French attempt to colonize Florida during the 1560s and the subsequent clash of cultures that occured between the Timucua Indians, the French, and the Spanish. Educational groups can take advantage of the Preserve-wide Visitor Center, fort exhibit, and one-mile nature trail with educational signs.

Background Information (history and suggested reading)

Clash of Cultures Program (goal and objectives)

Self-Guiding Booklet - can be used with self-guided or ranger-guided programs

Get the most out of your class visit to Fort Caroline by incorporating these activities into your lesson plans. Whether you will be receiving a ranger-led program or guiding your own group, these activities will help reinforce the material your students are learning and make for a more memorable field trip.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Pre-Visit Activities

On Site Activities

Post-Visit Activities

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PLANS

Rene Laudonniere Builds Fort Caroline "Pre-Activity" by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

Rene Laudonniere Builds Fort Caroline "Post-Activity" by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

Who Were the Timucua? by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

How Did the Timucua Dress? by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

Fort Caroline Scavenger Hunt - by Mary P. Mott, James Weldon Johnson Middle School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

Journey in Your Own Backyard - Online Scavenger Hunt for Jacksonville's National Park - by Mary P. Mott, James Weldon Johnson Middle School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

The Colonists Experience Activity-By Kim Kappel, Oceanway Middle School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

FORT CAROLINE AND THEODORE ROOSEVELT AREA SCIENCE CURRICULUM

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

How the Timucuan Grew Plants- By Shana Rodriquez, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

How Plants are Grouped- By Shana Rodriquez, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

Theodore Roosevelt Area Jeopardy- By Kim Kappel, Oceanway Middle School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

Theodore Roosevelt Area Photo Activity- By Kim Kappel, Oceanway Middle School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher

Digital Hike Through the Theodore Roosevelt Area

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PLANS

For more kids' activities, please see the For Kids page.

More about the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program.

Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a Timucua man with his hair in a top know

Timucua warriors wore their hair in a top knot, which made them appear taller. Historic drawings of Timucua and French contact show the Timucua to be of greater stature than the French. More...