Students learn about life on a Florida Plantation in the early 1800s.
Students read selections introducing them to Florida’s plantation system and Mala Compra’s owner: General Joseph Hernandez, Florida’s first Hispanic Congressman. This lesson plan serves as a historical introduction to the lesson plans: “Mala Compra – How Archaeology Works” and “Sugar Cane and Sugar Mills in Early Florida.”
A Plantation in Early Florida: The Ruins of Mala Compra (1816-1836). [Proposed interpretative signage for the Mala Compra Site.] St. Augustine: Mala Compra Plantation Archaeological Preservation Project, 2008.
Florida Public Archaeology Network. 28 February 2008 <http://www.flpublicarchaeology.org>.
Sass, Shelly. Personal Interview. 6 February 2008.
Smith, Greg, Shelly Sass, Susan R. Parker, Deborah Mullins. Archaeology, History, and Recommendations for Architectural Conservation: Mala Compra Plantation (8FL26) Flagler County. St. Augustine: Environmental Services, Inc., 2002.
Smith, Greg. “RE: Archaeology at Mala Compra.” E-mails to the author. 15 February – 1 March 2008.
Wallace, Tony. Personal Interview. 6 February 2008.
Kelley Weitzel, http://www.KelleyWeitzel.com
1. What will you find at the Mala Compra site?
2. Visit the Mala Compra Main House
3. Mala Compra’s Other Buildings
4. Studying the Artifacts at Mala Compra
5. ACTIVITY: Categorizing Artifacts
Analyze, Archaeologist, Artifact, Base, Categorize, Centimeter, Clay, Context, Coquina, Cotton,
Domestic, Excavate, Feature, Historian, Install, Meter, Plantation, Preserve, Quarry, Sift, Site, Slave, Tabby, Tarp, Well