Flagler College 50th Anniversary
Celebrating the Trailblazer Spirit
Flagler50: Celebrating a College and a Preservation Legacy, 1968-2018
is an educational and interpretive component of Flagler College’s 50th anniversary celebration. Over that time the college has grown from a Florida’s first independent women’s college to a thriving co-educational campus of about 2,500 students that is recognized widely for its academics, athletics, and campus beauty.
This anniversary program helps illustrate the first 50 years of Flagler College within the context of St. Augustine, in Florida, and in the world. Educational materials that are part of this program include online lesson plans illustrating changes in Florida over time with pre- and post-visit activities can prepare students for their experience.
Census Lesson Plans
Growth and Development of St. Johns County & St. Augustine, Florida in Terms of Population
Dramatic changes in Florida’s population over the last half century have resulted in the state rising to third in the nation in population, with a broad and diverse demographic component. An analysis of this status is represented through the lesson plan.
Tourism Lesson Plans
A Tale of a Tourist City: St. Augustine Curriculum for the 50th Anniversary of Flagler College and the Tourism Impacts on St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine has served as a tourist destination since 1821 when Florida became a United States Territory. Underscoring that lengthy history are changes that have taken place in Florida, particularly after World War II that influence the economics, entertainment, education, environment, and other elements of Florida’s history and culture. A small sampling of the nearly 200 years of St. Augustine tourism is introduced in the lesson plan.
National Landmark Lesson Plans
National Historic Landmarks in Florida and the Impact on Flagler College, 1968-2018
Flagler College’s campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world and illustrates the viability of adaptively repurposing historic buildings for contemporary uses. The former Hotel Ponce de Leon, centerpiece of the campus, is one of only 2,500 National Historic Landmarks, the highest designation provided by the United States for a historic property.
Academic Major Lesson Plans
Academics Makes Impacts over 50 Years
Flagler College students enjoy a unique opportunity to learn and thrive in an environment that incorporates history, tourism, and diversity that is present in their campus and their adopted community. Academics over the past half century has responded to national trends and community needs, reinforcing the uniqueness of this educational environment.