Unit 9
huguenot cemetery -
coquina preserving the past

Students learn how coquina stone has helped to preserve the history of early Floridians.

academic outcomes/lesson objectives:

Students read selections introducing them to the information that coquina grave markers give us about Florida’s past.


Resources:

Florida Public Archaeology Network. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org>.
Harvey, Karen. Personal Interview. 6 February 2008.

Mitchell, Florence. A History of the Huguenot Cemetery 1821-1884, St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine, FL: The Friends of the Huguenot Cemetery, 1998.

Waters, Henry Fritz-Gilbert. “Genealogical Gleanings in England.” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vols. 37-52 (1896).

Author:

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

Student Articles & Activities:

1. History of the Huguenot Cemetery
2. Who is Buried at the Huguenot Cemetery?
3. How is Coquina Used at the Huguenot Cemetery?
4. Examples of Coquina Grave Markers
5. A Map of the Huguenot Cemetery
6. ACTIVITY: Find the Coquina Graves

Vocabulary:

Biodegrade, Border, Catholic, Cemetery, Consumption, Coquina, Epidemic, Footstone, Grave,
Grave Rubbing, Headstone, Huguenot, Life Span, Protestant, Tourism, Vandalism, Yellow Fever

How can you visit the Huguenot Cemetery?

To set up a group tour of the Huguenot Cemetery, send an email to Karen Harvey at kharvey@aug.com.

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