Unit 3
CAstillo de San Marcos

Students learn about the history of Florida’s most famous
coquina fort.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to the ways that the Castillo de San Marcos influenced Florida’s history.


Resources:

Halbert, Carl. A Cultural Resource Assessment: The Historic Terreplain at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine, FL. St. Augustine: Planning and Building Department, 2001.

Arana, Luis Rafael and Albert Manucy. The History of Castillo de San Marcos. St. Augustine, FL: Historic Printed Map Company, 2005.

“Castillo de San Marcos.” National Park Service. 28 February 2008
<http://www.nps.gov/casa/>.

Florida Public Archaeology Network. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org>.

“Quarry Historical Site.” Florida State Parks. 28 February 2008
<http://www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia/Quarry.cfm>.

Zomlefer, Wendy and David Giannasi. “Floristic Survey of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine, Florida.” Castanea. Vol. 70 (2005): 222-236.

Author:

Kelley Weitzel, http://www.KelleyWeitzel.com

Student Articles & Activities:

1. What is a coquina quarry?
2. How was coquina stone cut?
3. The Long Haul – Building the Castillo
4. Attacks on the Castillo
5. New Rulers
6. What does the Castillo look like?
7. Archaeology at the Castillo
8. ACTIVITY: Matching up Excavation Colors

Vocabulary:

Ambush, Archaeology, Coarse, Compacted, Coquina, Erode, Excavate, Foundation, Layer,
Mainland, Mason, Mine, Midden, Moat, Mortar, National Park, Outcropping, Oxen, Pavers,
Quarry, Quarters, Raft, Siege, Slab, State Park, Tabby

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