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Books and Websites

Resources for Colonial Florida and Related Topics


Recommended for All Students: 

•  Mission San Luis de Apalachee: A Teacher's Guide (Illustrated)

Recommended for Younger Students: 

•  Fort Mose: And the Story of the Man Who Built the First Free Black Settlement in Colonial America by Glennette Tilley Turner

•  Archaeologists Dig for Clues! by Kate Duke 

•  America's Real First Thanksgiving: St. Augustine, Florida, September 8, 1565 by Robyn Gioia

•  The Timucua Indians -- A Native American Detective Story by Kelley G. Weitzel 

•  See more reading options in the "Websites" section below!

Recommended for Older Students: 

•  The Apalachee Indians and Mission San Luis by John H. Hann and Bonnie G. McEwan

•  Native Americans in Florida Reading List - State Library of Florida 

•  Spanish Colonial History Reading List - State Library of Florida 


•  Florida History - Florida Department of State

•  Florida Memory - Photos, documents, maps, audio, video and more from the State Library and Archives of Florida

•  St. Augustine: America’s Ancient City - Florida Museum of Natural History

First Colony: Our Spanish Origins - Educator Guide with lessons (pdf)

•  La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the America - Historical documents and educational videos

•  Spanish Colonial St. Augustine: a Resource for Teachers - University of Florida’s Digital Collections