Under Siege! Discussion Guide

Teacher Resources

Links to documents

Illustrations

Link for Historical maps of Florida, 1700s

Videos covering history of the  fort and weaponry

The historical background leading up to the siege.

Dr. Arnade's English translation of 1702 events monograph.

English perspective of Moore's assault on St. Augustine and journal entries

Background to colonial conflict between countries surrounding  1702 siege

History of St. Augustine's first church and how it was destroyed several times.

Long overview of the Spanish conquistadors and settlers in New World

Engineering design behind fortifications.

A visual representation of the fort and the history behind it.

History on the Castillo de San Marcos as the oldest masonry fort in U.S.

History on gunpowder and the cannon.

Archeological evidence of Apalachee missions

Lessons with teacher worksheets on the importance of coquina as a building material.

100 pg. teacher resource on coquina, what it is, how it was used, and its use in building the fort.

History and facts about the cannon.

Information on the local indigenous people.

Carl Halbirt's ( local archeologist) essay on history of the fighting presidios (forts).

Resource offering lessons and history on Florida's indigenous people, the Timucua.

Examining artifacts from archeological digs

Short history on Columbian Exchange

Diagram of inside rooms and history behind them. 

History on each section of the fort.

Brochure map of Castillo de San Marcos interior

Teacher's guide for visiting the fort.

List of books on the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Mantanzas.

Illustrations/Photos Siege 1702
St. Augustine, 1702 siege

Illustration of the 1702 English siege on St. Augustine from  Florida Public Archeology Network (FPAN)

Gun crew preparing to fire on British troops passing west outside the Castillo de San Marcos

Photograph of a sketch or pen and ink drawing of the 1702 event from a book published in 1977.

Manucy, Albert. Gun crew preparing to fire on British troops passing west outside the Castillo de San Marcos. 19--. Black & white photograph. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 11 Nov. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/3219>.

Photocopy of plan of the Castillo c. 1779 (Actual Negative 4'x5') STAR PLAN, COURTYARD FACADE PROFILE AND DEFENSIVE LINKS - Castillo de San Marcos, 1 Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, FL

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

AERIAL VIEW FROM THE NORTHWEST, SHOWING CASTILLO AND ITS RELATION TO THE TOWN - Castillo de San Marcos, 1 Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine, St. Johns County, FL Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.