ERIC Number: ED463187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Frederica: An 18th-Century Planned Community. Teaching with Historic Places.
The excavated foundations of various structures in Frederica, Saint Simons Island, Georgia, remind visitors that from 1736 until 1758, this planned community served the military garrison quartered there and housed a population of 1000. This lesson is based on the Fort Frederica National Monument listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It can be used in U.S. history units on colonization, in geography courses, and in social studies courses dealing with demography and planned communities. The lesson plan is divided into six teaching activities sections: "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; "Locating the Site: Maps" (British and Spanish Claims in the Southeast; Southeast Atlantic Coastline from Charleston, South Carolina to Fort Matanzas, Florida); "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Building a Planned Community; War and Decline); "Visual Evidence: Images" (Plan of Frederica, prepared by Joshua E. Miller, 1743-48; Plan of Frederica and Fort Frederica; Typical House along Frederica's Thoroughfare, Broad Street; Francis Moore House Foundation); "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Living in Frederica; Reconstruction or Preservation; Moving Day; Planned Communities); and "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Planned Communities, Primary Sources, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/31frederica/31f rederica.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.