- Grade Level:
- Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
- African American History and Culture, Civil War, History, Slavery
- 30 Minutes
- Group Size:
- Up to 36
- National/State Standards:
- SS.A.1.2.1, SS.A.1.2.2, SS.A.1.2.3, SS.A.4.2.5, SS.A.4.2.6, SS.A.6.2.3, SS.A.6.2.4, SS.A.6.2.5, SS.A.6.2.7
OverviewThis timeline activity guides students through the story of the Kingsley family while highlighting key moments in Florida's history.
Objective(s)Students will identify key dates in Florida history and compare them to the life of Zephaniah Kingsley as a resident of northeast Florida by matching the correct date with the correct event on a timeline.
BackgroundThe time line is presented as a post-tour activity because some research will be necessary to identify and connect the dates and events. Information from the field trip may need to be reviewed as a group. Some answers can be found in the exhibits at Kingsley Plantation and some can be reasoned out. Students may need assistance in locating other information. This activity could make a great media center research project.
Visit Kingsley Plantation on a field trip. Explain that timelines help us understand the order in which things happen and show the connection of different events. The time line in this activity has two sides. The left side shows dates related to Kingsley Plantation and the events in Zephaniah Kingsley's life. The right side lists some of the "bigger events" of history - what was happening in North America or abroad. Pass out the included worksheet.
Match events on the left with dates on the left side of the line. Draw a line from the event to the correct date (Jean Ribault and the Patriots Rebellion are already done for you).
Match events on the right with dates on the right side of the line. Draw a line from the event to the correct date.