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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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These lesson plans are in .pdf format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Questions? Call 904.251.3537.

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

Background Information

Pre-Visit Activities (for the classroom)


On-Site Activities (to do while at Kingsley Plantation)

  • Self-Guided Tour Booklet - can be used with the self-guided and ranger-guided program
  • Teacher Backpack - educators can check out this backpack, which contains hands-on activity props
  • For more kids' activities, please visit the For Kids page.

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

  • Cotton for activity use on-site can be requested. Please call in advance. Also see the activity plans in the Teacher Backpack.

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

Scavenger Hunt for Kingsley Plantation - Lesson Plan

Scavenger Hunt for Kingsley Plantation

Scavenger Hunt for Kingsley Plantation Slave Quarters

Timeline Activity Cards

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.

 

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