Kelley Weitzel

Upcoming Events

I'm now working on updating both Timucuan Technology and Coquina Queries to support the national Core Curriculum Standards. These will be incorporated into the teacher materials on the websites listed below. Check later this summer to try out these ready-to-go language arts activities.

The completed "Timucuan Technology" 7th-8th grade curriculum is now available FREE on the Florida Public Archaeology Network website at http:/​/​​nerc/​timucuan/​.

Check out my "Coquina Queries" 4th-5th grade Florida Archaeology Curriculum, which is also FREE at, sponsored by the Florida Public Archaeology Network website.

To set up a workshop or other event at your site, email the author under Quick Links!

My Books and More!

Florida Fictions for Kids
Florida Fictions for Kids blends the fun of reading regional mysteries, adventures, and dramas with the content information kids need to pass the FCAT – and to succeed in life. In this new Teacher Resource, each of 130+ Florida fictions is indexed according to genre, geographical setting, time in history, environments, cultures, social issues, science topics, page length, gender of the main character, and more. In addition, curricula, maps, and activity booklets provide educators and students with the tools they need to master the Sunshine State Standards – and have fun doing it! Purchase this resource on CD - only available through this website. ($24.95)

The Timucua Indians - A Native American Detective Story
The Timucua Indians - A Native American Detective Story leads 3rd-6th grade readers on a detective quest through 16th century Florida. Readers learn to speak the Timucua language, hunt 25-foot alligators, and excavate a Timucua trash midden, while solving 40 other cool history mysteries that introduce young readers to this early Florida culture. Winner of a 2001 Florida Historical Society Award. (Paperback $12.95) Also available at bookstores.

Journeys with Florida's Indians
Journeys with Florida’s Indians leads 4th-8th grade readers on a 12,000 year journey through Florida’s native history. Experience a Paleo-Indian mammoth hunt, an Apalachee ball game, and the first meeting between the Timucua and the French! Factual chapters, engaging fictional tales, & over 50 illustrations bring ancient Florida to life for young readers and adults alike! Winner of a 2003 Florida Historical Society Award and the 2003 Royal Palm Award from the Florida Writer’s Association. (Hardback $24.95) Also available at bookstores.

Selected Works

Teacher Resource Guide
Want to teach science and social studies while building literacy? This CD Teacher Resource indexes children's books set in Florida according to time in history, geographical location, culture, social isssues, science concepts, and more!
Books for Kids
Archaeology is a Detective Science! Learn about Florida's early Timucua People by challenging yourself with more than 40 fun Detective Directives! What can you discover?
Explore prehistoric Florida through stories and facts - meet the Timucua, the Calusa, the Apalachee, and Florida's earliest Paleohunters! Fictional chapters allow you to experience mammoth and shark hunts, a shipwreck at sea, and an Apalachee ball game called "The Little Brother of War"!