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Virtual Programs & 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

Virtual Foodways Scavenger Hunt 

•  Time travel back to the 17th century and hunt for ways that food influenced life at Mission San Luis!

Video Tours of Mission San Luis

•  Pre-recorded videos of each of the major areas of the historic site
    featuring our living history interpreters in period costume! 
    -- 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

•  ASK-A-VILLAGER Program for Teachers 
    Get your students' questions answered in a custom video! 

Virtual Workshops

•  Visit our workshops page for more information on learning to make rope/cord and pine-needle baskets!

Virtual Homeschool Days

•  Time-travel videos with our "villagers"
•  Digital worksheets
•  Activities & crafts

-- 17th-Century Science  LESSON | VIDEO
-- Music at Mission San Luis 
-- Spiritual Traditions at Mission San Luis  LESSON | VIDEO
-- Neighboring Native Tribes  LESSON | VIDEO 

Virtual Archaeological Site Tours

•  Archaeological Site Tour videos with our Senior Archaeologist, Jerry Lee
•  Posted on Wednesdays per below

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

Virtual Blessing of Animals 

-- Videos were posted on Facebook & YouTube Saturday, November 7, 2020  (10 am - 4:30 pm)

Special videos with animal themes:
•  Virtual history, games, and a craft for the kids
•  Videos from local/regional animal organizations

Virtual Pet Blessings by a Catholic deacon:
•  Group Blessing of Animals video with reading of names and posting of photos
•  This year we also remembered our dearly departed pets!

Virtual Summer Camp

    Twelve weeks of 2020 videos and quest lessons with history and activities are still available here!


Here are other digital learning resources:

•  Mission San Luis Virtual Tour ~ 360-degree views, videos, points of interest

•  Teacher Resources

•  Explore our website and learn about our History, Archaeology, Collections, and more!

•  Mission San Luis Facebook Page

•  Mission San Luis YouTube Page 

•  Books and Websites ~ Colonial Florida & Related Topics

•  Digital Learning ~ Resources from other Florida Department of State sites