Kingsley Plantation Curriculum Materials
Materials are organized into three sections - elementary, middle, and high school. Some activities were created by park staff, while other plans were designed by local teachers. Explore the appropriate links to gather what you need to prepare your students.
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (4 Lesson Plans)
1) Scavenger Hunt
Searching for the Past: A Kingsley Plantation Scavenger Hunt by Karen Johnson, New Berlin Elementary
2) Daily Life in Slavery
Daily Life in Slavery: A Lesson Plan for Kingsley Plantation by Laura Bower, Pine Forest Elementary School of the Arts
3) Slave Cabin - Tabby
Kingsley Krispies! Building a Slave Cabin by Sarah Miller and Amber Grafft-Weiss, Florida Public Archaeology Network
4) Kingsley Plantation - General Plantation Program
Pre-Visit Activities (for the classroom)
On-Site Activities (to do while at Kingsley Plantation)
Post-Visit Activities (to complete after your students have visited the park)
5) Project Archaeology Investigating Shelter- A Curriculum Guide (3rd-5th grade)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (5 Lesson Plan Options)
1) Slavery in the South
Slavery in the South by Carolyn Mickler, DuPont Middle School
2) History of Kingsley Plantation
History of Kingsley Plantation by Sharon Phares, DuPont Middle School
3) Teaching History Through Art
Teaching History Through Art by Kesha Walton, Highlands Middle School
4) Scavenger Hunts for Kingsley Plantation, targeted to 7th grade geography - by Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Mary P. Mott, James Weldon Johnson Middle School
5) Journey in Your Own Backyard - Online Scavenger Hunt for Jacksonville's National Park - by Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Mary P. Mott, James Weldon Johnson Middle School
HIGH SCHOOL (6 Topics - 9 Lesson Plans)
1) Teaching with Local History
Teaching with Local History by Lorraine Morris, Sandalwood High School
2) A Slave's Letter
A Slave's Letter: Daily Life in Slavery by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School
3) Anna Kingsley
Anna Kingsley Lesson Plan, designed by park staff
4) Kingsley Plantation During Changing Times and Colonization
Kingsley Plantation During Changing Times and Colonization by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher
Slavery Systems in America by Hannah Markwardt, Heritage High School
5) Introduction to Kingsley Plantation
Introduction to Kingsley Plantation (classroom) by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher
Introduction to Kingsley Plantation (at the park) by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher
6) Careers in the National Park Service
Careers in the National Park Service by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher
Careers - Interview a Park Ranger by Pamela James, Sandalwood High School, Teacher to Ranger to Teacher
Educational groups can explore the grounds at Kingsley Plantation, which include the main plantation house, slave quarters, kitchen house, barn, and garden. Park staff is available to answer questions in the visitor center and exhibit area, and educational displays around the grounds help visitors learn more about the plantation period.
For more kids' activities, please see the For Kids page.
More about the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher Program.
Did You Know?
The first translation of a Native American language into a European language – Timucuan to Spanish - occurred on lands within the Timucuan Preserve in the late 1500s. Fray Francisco Pareja did this translation at the Catholic mission of San Juan del Puerto on present day Ft. George Island. More...