Unit 8
florida’s coquina hotel -
the ximenez-fatio house

Students learn how coquina stone supported Florida’s early economy.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to the way old coquina homes changed over time: in this case from a general store in 1798 to a fancy hotel for Florida tourists in 1823.


Resources:

Florida Public Archaeology Network. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org>.
Ximenez-Fatio House Museum. National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. 14 February 2008. <http://www.ximenezfatiohouse.org/>.

The National Register of Historic Places. 14 February 2008.
<http://www.nps.gov/nr/about.htm>.

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Florida, 15 May 2008
<http://www.nscda.org/museums/florida.htm>.

Author:

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

Student Articles & Activities:

1. Why is it called the Ximenez-Fatio House?
2. Who lived in the Ximenez-Fatio House?
3. What can you see when you visit the Ximenez-Fatio House?
4. Archaeology turns lemons into lemonade.
5. A famous artifact found at the Ximenez-Fatio House
6. ACTIVITY: Creating a Museum Display

Vocabulary:

Archaeological, Architecture, Boarding House, Budget, Cement, Dame, Economy, Erosion, Exposed, Frame, Funding, General Store, Historic Registry, Naturalist, Plaster, Properties, Requirements, Restore, Structures, Tourism, Will

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