Traveling through Time
Explore the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Unites States, St. Augustine, Florida!
Traveling north, students begin the historical educational field trip at the Old Florida Museum just outside of St. Augustine. Students immerse in the rich St. Augustine history participating in the hands-on museum. As Timucua Indians and Spanish colonists in the late 16th century, students experience life in the times of pre-European Florida. Continuing north, students arrive in St. Augustine, the oldest city in Florida.
Boarding the Old Town Trolley sightseeing tour of historic St. Augustine, students discover a real sense of rich history. On the trolley, learn about places of great significance, including the Old City Gates, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine built in 1797, Flagler College, and the site were Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed and claimed this land for Spain in 1565! Students discover the African American history of St. Augustine, riding along into Lincolnville and seeing the house and church where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stayed during the civil rights movement. Ride past the once luxurious Ponce de Leon Hotel, now Flagler College built by Henry Flagler himself in 1888.
Passing the famed Bridge of Lions and the statue of conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon, the trolley tour ends at The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, Florida’s oldest attraction. Students sip from the original spring that was recorded in a 17th century Spanish land grant believed to be the Fountain of Youth. Walk past modern excavations of an old Spanish settlement and the original site of a Timucua Village where Pedro Menendez landed in 1565. The educational tour continues with real life enhancements of a blacksmith hard at work, and even a live cannon firing!
Continuing the field trip, students arrive at The Florida Heritage Museum and Old Jail. Tour the historical exhibits that brings to life over 400 years of Florida history. Across the courtyard lies the Old Jail built by Henry Flagler in 1891. Student groups tour the jail and learn about the unique history of the building and fascinating stories of individual inmates that once occupied the cells. Prepare for an evening of historical fright with a walking Ghost and Gravestone Tour! Explore the city’s most haunted areas and graveyards hearing stories of some ancient residents that never left!
Student groups travel back in history arriving at the famous Castillo de San Marco, constructed of unique coquina limestone walls. Built by the Spanish, Castillo de San Marcos< National Monument preserves the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States and interprets more than 450 years of cultural intersections. Students explore the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum and the Spanish Quarter Living History Museum, learning about the tumultuous pirate history of Florida and the Spanish colonists that lived amongst them. Explore the famous St. George’s street looking for souvenir treasures!
Alternatively, add a visit to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, Flagler College or the famed Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.
Journey home reflecting on the rich history of St. Augustine, Florida!
- Experienced and professional
- Required to complete an intensive on-site training program
- Present the program material in a way that makes it come to life
- Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR certified
- FDLE and FBI Level 2 Background Checked
- ASAP-Camp Safety Certified
OUR PROGRAMS BUILD…
- Leadership skills
- A “can do” attitude
OUR FIELD TRIPS INCLUDE:
- Certified instructors
- All meals and snacks-full day and overnight trips
- Activity fees
- All equipment
- Educational journals
- Bus activities
- Accommodations-overnight trips
FLEXIBILITY AND CUSTOMIZATION:
- Each trip is carefully planned to provide an educational and memorable experience
- All programs can be custom tailored to meet your school’s individual needs
- Level of instruction varies based on grade level.
- All programs are taught using a fun, interdisciplinary and hands-on approach
- Local history is incorporated into the learning experience
- Scholarships available so no student gets left behind
Florida State Standards following Grades 5-8
- appreciate the significance of the Spanish contribution to the settlement of St. Augustine and its current place in Florida history and economics
SS.4.A.8.4 Explain how tourism affects Florida’s economy and growth.
SS.4.C.2.2 Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.
SS.4.E.1.2 Explain Florida’s role in the national and international economy and conditions that attract businesses to the state.
SS.5.C.2.5 Identify ways good citizens go beyond basic civic and political responsibilities to improve government and society.
SS.6.W.1.5: Describe the roles of historians and recognize varying historical interpretations (historiography).
SS.6.W.1.6: Describe how history transmits culture and heritage and provides models of human character.
- SS.4.A.8.4 Explain how tourism affects Florida’s economy and growth.
- explore the elements of St. Augustine that contributes to its unique character and significance in terms of Florida and American history
SS.7.G.2.3: Explain how major physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and absolute and relative location have influenced settlement, economies, and inter-governmental relations in North America.
SS.8.G.2.2: Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case studies of regional issues in different parts of the United States that have had critical economic, physical, or political ramifications.
SS.8.G.3.1: Locate and describe in geographic terms the major ecosystems of the United States.
SS.8.G.2.1 Identify the physical elements and the human elements that define and differentiate regions as relevant to American history.
SS.912.G.2.1: Identify the physical characteristics and the human characteristics that define and differentiate regions.
SS.912.G.4.5: Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case studies of the development, growth, and changing nature of cities and urban centers.
- SS.7.G.2.3: Explain how major physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and absolute and relative location have influenced settlement, economies, and inter-governmental relations in North America.
- connect historical events with specific geographic locations, with a focus on Florida history
SS.5.E.2.1 Recognize the positive and negative effects of voluntary trade among Native Americans, European explorers, and colonists.
SS.6.W.1.1: Use timelines to identify chronological order of historical events.
SS.7.G.2.3 Explain how major physical characteristics, natural resources, climate, and absolute and relative location have influenced settlement, economies, and inter-governmental relations in North America.
SS.8.G.5.1: Describe human dependence on the physical environment and natural resources to satisfy basic needs in local environments in the United States.
SS.8.A.2.5 Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.
SS.912.G.5.4: Analyze case studies of how humans impact the diversity and productivity of ecosystems.
SS.912.G.2.4: Use geographic terms and tools to analyze case studies of how selected regions change over time.
- SS.5.E.2.1 Recognize the positive and negative effects of voluntary trade among Native Americans, European explorers, and colonists.
- understand and appreciate the significance of preserved heritage memorabilia
SS.8.G.2.1: Identify the physical elements and the human elements that define and differentiate regions as relevant to American history.
SS.8.E.2.1: Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs, inventors, and other key individuals from various gender, social, and ethnic backgrounds in the development of the United States economy.
SS.8.E.2.3: Assess the role of Africans and other minority groups in the economic development of the United States.
SS.8.G.5.2: Describe the impact of human modifications on the physical environment and ecosystems of the United States throughout history.
SS.912.W.1.6: Evaluate the role of history in shaping identity and character.
- SS.8.G.2.1: Identify the physical elements and the human elements that define and differentiate regions as relevant to American history.
- understand the intersection between history, art and architecture through the study of historic buildings
SS.8.G.6.2: Illustrate places and events in U.S. history through the use of narratives and graphic representations.
SS.912.G.6.4: Translate narratives about places and events into graphic representations.
SS.912.H.1.1: Relate works in the arts (architecture, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) of varying styles and genre according to the periods in which they were created.
SS.912.H.1.2: Describe how historical events, social context, and culture impact forms, techniques, and purposes of works in the arts, including the relationship between a government and its citizens.
SS.912.H.1.5: Examine artistic response to social issues and new ideas in various cultures.
SS.912.H.3.2: Identify social, moral, ethical, religious, and legal issues arising from technological and scientific developments, and examine their influence on works of arts within a culture.
- SS.8.G.6.2: Illustrate places and events in U.S. history through the use of narratives and graphic representations.
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Student Educational Field Trip in St. Augustine, Florida
- St. Augustine Sightseeing tours
- Old Florida Museum
- Castillo de San Marco
- Old Town Trolley Tour
- Old Jail House
- Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
- St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum
- Ghost and Gravestone Tour
- Flagler College
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum