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Learning Resources

Mission San Luis is pleased to offer the following free online experiences to educators and the public:

Craft Activity Instructions 

•  Beaded Indian Corn Craft 
Cup-&-Ball Toy Craft

Miscellaneous Historical Information 

•  Guidonian Hand Information 

Video Tours of Mission San Luis 

•  The Apalachee and the Council House 
•  Spanish Families and the Spanish House 
•  The Friars and the Church 
•  The Friary and the Cocina 
•  Soldiers and the Fort 
•  The Blacksmith

Virtual Archaeological Site Tours

Archaeological Site Tour videos with our Senior Archaeologist, Jerry Lee

•  History and Town Plan of Mission San Luis
•  Archaeology of the Council House  
•  Archaeology of the Spanish Village
•  Archaeology of the Franciscan Church
•  Archaeology of the Friary
•  Archaeology of the Kitchen 
•  Archaeology of the Military Complex


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 

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

•  La Florida: The Interactive Digital Archive of the America - Historical documents and educational videos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