Unit 6
sugarcane and sugar mills
in early florida

Students learn about coquina sugar mills and sugar growing in early Florida.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to coquina sugar mills and the process of
making sugarcane.


Resources:

Baker, Henry. “Fifteen Years on Bulow Creek: Glimpses of Bulowville.” The Florida Anthropologist, Vol 52, No.1-2, (March-June 1999).

“Bongoland / Dunlawton Plantation Ruins.” 18 February 2008.
<http://www.geocities.com/floridaeveryoneforgot/bongoland.htm>.

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

Macinnis, Peter. Bittersweet: The Story of Sugar. Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2002.

Rivers, Larry Eugene. Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000.

Sitterson, Carlyle. Sugar Country: The Cane Sugar Industry in the South 1753-1958. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1953.

“The Plantation Ruins of Northeast Florida.” Daytona Beach: Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2005.

Author:

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

Student Articles & Activities:

1. A Quick History of Sugar
2. How is sugarcane made into sugar?
3. How does a sugar mill work?
4. ACTIVITY: Where can you find plantations with coquina buildings?
5. The Cruger-DePeyster Sugar Mill and Plantation
6. The Dunlawton Sugar Mill and Plantation
7. The Bulow Sugar Mill and Plantation

Vocabulary:

Bamboo, Clarify, Coquina, Crystals, Fibers, Hogshead, Impurities, Ladle, Militia, Mill, Molasses,
Ruins, Scum, Slaked Lime, Steam, Sugarcane, Syrup

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