Elementary

In this lesson, students will create a web design to chart the effects of tourism on South Carolina.

This set of materials is intended to help teachers use history to educate children.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. Students will write a journal entry as if they were a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

A short activity book to help young learners find out about runoff pollution from a fish's point of view.

Students will analyze photographs taken in Charleston, SC, during the Civil War years, 1861-1865. The photographs are from the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress. 

This activity uses multiple short excerpts that discuss the sequence of events leading to Greene’s attack and eventual repulse at the Star Fort.

This revised edition of A Teacher’s Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina includes sites identified and approved by The National Register of Historic Places or the South Carolina Historical Marker Program and correla

In this lesson students analyze documents that explore the untold lives of Free Blacks in Antebellum South Carolina.

The purpose of this lesson is to show that through primarily peaceful means people from different parts of society found ways to make a difference in the movement to abolish slavery.

This activity book is a fun way to reinforce and enrich every student’s ACE Basin experience to instill a stronger awareness and respect for environmentalism and conservation, to broaden their knowledge of this area where they co-exist with a dive

Students will learn: 1) what an adaptation is; and 2) to research a specific mollusk.

The University of Georgia's Marine Extension Service (UGA MAREX) published the Adopt-A-Wetland Curriculum Guide for Grades 3-12 for classroom and informal activities that are aligned to classroom standards.

Charleston, South Carolina provides an excellent setting to teach students about several key concepts in the study of slavery and freedom in the United States.

African Passages is an online exhibit consisting of 49 image resources (photographs, maps, and documents) and 35 extended captions that commemorate the Ashley River Corridor in Charleston, South Carolina, as a unique site of memory in the history

This lesson contains information & hands on activities where 3-5 grade students will be learning about farmers, agriculture, and agribusiness.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where K-2 students will be learning about farmers, agriculture, and agribusiness.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about whole food plants, specifically fruits & vegetables.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities for teaching grades K-2 about the benefits of eating healthy & all about plants.

The teacher will pass out symbol picture cards and talk to the students about each symbol.

This site was designed to offer basic information on South Carolina's barrier islands for both educators and non-educators alike. It offers background content and images for educators to use in teaching marine science. 

Discover the animals and plants that also call South Carolina home.

State Animals

Find out more about the animal state symbols here:

This activity enlightens first graders on the lives of Helen Nelson Grant and Anthony Grant. Then, they make brochures about laws citizens follow.

In this lesson, students write free-verse acrostic poems about archaeology using the letters of the word "archaeology" to begin each line.

Learn about art styles and folk art that have been popular in South Carolina.

Meet historical and contemporary painters, folk artists, architects, and other artists who have worked and lived in South Carolina.

This lesson is designed to help students become more familiar with the landform regions of South Carolina, those areas of South Carolina with similar economic activities, life styles, and who share similar landscapes.

Students, who are already familiar with the overall story of the H.L.

Meet historical and contemporary authors and illustrators who have worked and lived in South Carolina.

Learn about authors and illustrators who were born or have lived in South Carolina.

Students will learn about SC African American History Calendar honoree Beatrice McKnight and the historical timeline associated with her life and work.

The student will write an acrostic poem about Beatrice Taylor McKnight and all of her accomplishments to overcome the conditions of her daily life.

Developed with the assistance of the teachers at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek, South Carolina, this package provides detailed curricula materials looking at the religious persecution of the Huguenots, the cultivation and marketing of

People wrote lots of letters during the 1800s, but those letters would sometimes take very long time to arrive at their destinations.

Students will read Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. They will also hear about Bertie Herbert Bowman's American dream. 

This activity allows students to look at Bowman's book Step by Step, and to understand the Jim Crow Laws. 

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where 3-5 grade students will be learning about the effect that our local Food Environment has on the food choices we make and ultimately the food we eat.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where K-2 students will be learning about the effect that our local Food Environment has on the food choices we make and ultimately the food we eat.

 Students will conduct research through the use of the internet or by means of an interview of a relative, neighbor, or community member that was in elementary school during the 1960's.

The student will (TSW) compare and contrast teacher characteristics on a Venn diagram.  

Compare the economic conditions for various classes of people in SC, including elite, middle class, lower class, and independent farmers, enslaved and free African Americans.

Students will be able to: 1. describe important events in the life of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne; 2. identify three key aspects of the educational opportunities available to African Americans living in the south in the 1800s; and 3.

Students will learn: 1) both inside and outside structures of a bivalve; and 2) how these structures help each animal live in a different habitat.

Students will learn: 1) to look carefully at shells and observe differences between species; 2) the names of common shells; 3) to sort through shells or pictures of shells to determine similarities and differences; 4) to group species according to

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Jason Knight, South Carolina's Master Bladesmith.

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Students will construct a planned community, and construct a map of the planned community.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Boykin Spaniels.

The students will be able to identify various regions of the United States and other locations in the world.

The students will create an acrostic poem.

This curriculum guide and resource booklet was prepared by descendants of a few determined black people who lived in Clarendon County, South Carolina, during the 1940s.

GOAL:  To understand the civil war nature of the American Revolution in the South. (The highest number and most violent engagements of the war took place in the South. It was in the south that the Patriots secured victory.)

This activity will enable students to better understand the makeup of an army in the American Revolution, and thus begin to have an appreciation for the human cost of war.

To the non-military buff, the organization and terminology used for Civil War armies can be very confusing. The Union and the Confederate Armies had different names depending upon their location.

The students will:

  • Identify coastal animals that use camouflage for protection from predators.
  • Recreate camouflage patterns

This lesson is designed to help students identify the location of Native American tribes at the time of European exploration and describe their relationship to the rivers.

This activity will help students understand what an artifact is and think about South Carolina (or relevant time period/culture) through artifacts. 

Students will research the lifestyles of the Native Americans living in South Carolina during the explorations of Dr. Henry Woodward, the first English explorer to visit this area.

Lessons related to Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Pinckney Family, the Pinckney Plan, and archaeology at Snee Farm.

This lesson plan focuses on foundations of Social Studies: Families; Standard 1-3. The goal is for students to understand how to be a responsible citizen.

Learn about the rights and responsibilities that come with being a South Carolina and United States citizen.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about the City of Cayce.

Many South Carolinians participated in the struggle for equal rights, including Septima Poinsette Clark, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, and the participants in the landmark Briggs v. Elliott court case.

From the Battle of Fort Sumter to Sherman’s March and Robert Smalls, South Carolina played a significant role in the American Civil War.

This activity shows students how both in the North and in the South, music was used extensively during the Civil War to rally troops and the public.

This is a Teachers Resource Guide about Historic Latta Plantation about the daily life of a Civil War soldier. 

Civil War field artillery was organized in batteries. Although it varied from time to time, a battery in the Union army consisted of six of the same kind of cannons.

Students will research the weapons and military strategies used during the Civil War and will review military terminology. - Students will collect pictures of Civil War weapons and research the purpose of each.

In this lesson students will simulate an archaeological survey to recognize and use basic archaeological procedures. Students will determine how sites and artifacts relate information about human behavior.

Every place on Earth has distinguishing characteristics that make it unique. Generally, places on Earth are described in terms of physical and cultural characteristics.

The students will:  Identify coastal plants and animals; Identify basic habitat needs (food, water, shelter, and space) of these animals and plants.

The students will:  Role play an organism within a coastal habitat. React to various scenarios affecting the organism.

To help students gain skills in reading and writing historical journals and in construction and use of related material culture such as quill pens and journals.

Students will learn games that colonial children would have played. After lunch in the covered picnic shelter, students can enjoy the following activities to learn about the past and get active!

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. The student will identify the three major Native American tribes that existed during colonization.

Web resource on marine mollusks of the Southeastern United States with activities for classification, adaptations, identifying mollusks, and research.

Composting: A Guide for South Carolina Schools provides recommendations for collecting organic material at school, selecting and placing bins as well as actually composting.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. The teacher will facilitate a discussion on arches. An arch is a curved structure that spans an opening, usually made of stone or other masonry.

Archaeologists use excavation to extract artifacts from the ground. This is extremely precise work due to the fact archaeology is a destructive process.

Cooperating Associations operate the bookstores in National Parks. These cooperating associations donate part of the proceeds from book and souvenir sales to the parks.

GOAL: To have students assess the importance of leadership at the Battle of Cowpens.

This lesson provides students with an opportunity to design, construct and piece a beautiful strip quilt in the Gullah tradition.

Students will learn to: 1) identify mollusks; 2) create a display; 3) research a particular species; and 4) present their findings.

This unit plan focuses on foundations of Social Studies: Families; Standard 1-4. The goal is for students to understand how people’s cultures, past and present, impact our daily lives.

After this program students will be able to: 

  • Exhibit how Civil War soldiers lived on a daily basis.
  • Identify and interpret the items that were taken with a soldier on campaign.

From The Big Apple to the Carolina Shag and the Charleston, South Carolina has been influential in lots of dance styles.

This educator guide focuses on the contributions of the enslaved potter and poet, David Drake, who labored in the pottery industry that flourished in the Edgefield District of South Carolina in the 1800s.

Objective: To enlighten students about the development, culture, history, geography, and achievements of Mitchelville, the USA’s first planned town for recently enslaved Americans of African descent on Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • Students will understand the terms discrimination and segregation
  • Students will understand the court case Brown v. Board of Education

Fortifications are the result of adaptations over centuries of use. When military technology changed, such as the invention of the cannon, fortifications adapted. During the Civil War military technology changed drastically.

GOAL: To present to students a brief history of the Cowpens National Battlefield and of facts pertaining to the park.

This activity is designed to introduce students to archaeology by having them find the definition of archaeology in the readings, and discover how math and science help us learn about the past.

The student will investigate the history of African American in medicine and create a graphic organizer.

"E2's Energy Games" contains quick games to introduce and reinforce energy concepts and information. These games will energize your students to learn about energy.

GOAL:To give students the opportunity to relate how early settlers used the knowledge of their ancestors to make some of the necessities needed for survival in the early South Carolina frontier.

Produced for pre-kindergarten through third grade students. This fun book uses coloring pages, word jumbles, and other simple games to teach students about energy.

"Environmental Clubs: A Guide for South Carolina Schools," developed by the S.C.

An activity and coloring book about environmental issues, including air quality, composting, water quality, and recycling.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building.1. The student will, while working with a group, establish five major requirements for a successful colony and display them in a graphic organizer. 2.

This lesson will introduce the regions of the United States according to the United States Landform Regions in the South Carolina: an Atlas.

 

Learn more about the plantation system, politics, and culture of antebellum South Carolina.

Discover French, Spanish, and British colonies along the coast and find out how colonists explored, settled, and lived.

Several activities exploring plate tectonics. Unit 1 has: continental drift hypothesis, defining the plate boundaries, and lithospheric plates.

Discover facts, trivia, and state symbols from all over our unique state.

The United States federal government works to create, enforce, and apply laws for the entire country, including South Carolina.

An identification guide to over 700 common organisms in the Piedmont of the Carolinas & Georgia, including mammals, birds, insects, fungi, plants, molds, and bones.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. 1. The students will be able to explain the reasons why the Powder Magazine was constructed in the Northwest corner of Charles Town. 2.

Meet the Native Americans who first called South Carolina home.

There are lots of foods, ingredients, and cooking styles that have been popular in South Carolina.

SC Food Symbols

These foods have become official symbols for the State of South Carolina.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where 3-5 grade students will be learning about plants and how components in nature interact with each other in ecosystems.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where K-2 students will be learning about plans and how components in nature interact with each other in ecosystems.

Students will be able to visually compare the historical events that took place on and/or near the property of Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve by completing a timeline.

The Fort Sumter Teacher’s Guide is designed as an informative tool for South Carolina educators. The National Park Service values education and strives to help students and teachers learn the unique history of special places.

This Teacher's Guide is designed as an informative tool for South Carolina educators.

This lesson is a part of a larger unit on the Underground Railroad and is based on Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Hopkinson, Deborah. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.).

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the historical techniques of making tabby by constructing structures from a Frosted Flakes or Rice Crispies bar recipes. 

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about the Certified South Carolina Grown Program & the differences between fruits & vegetables.

In this group activity, children will play a game loosely based on Civil War signaling and naval strategy. 

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to:

The goal of this field trip is to present to students the importance of native grasses and the grasslands that were the essence of the landscape at the site of the Battle of Cowpens.

South Carolinians during the Great Depression faced significant hardships, only relieved with the economic relief of World War II.

This activity uses two excerpts that discuss the issues surrounding Greene and the decision to lay siege to Star Fort. Students will compare and contrast the two excerpts to develop and understanding of Greene’s decision.

The Guide to the Elementary Basic Observation Buoy (eBOB) will assist with setting the stage for designing and constructing an eBOB.

Learn about the rich Gullah culture that continues in Charleston and the Lowcountry.

Gullah Geechee is a culture located on the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

A list of activities related to Gullah Net on Knowitall.org and the Gullah culture.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Hatiola, a hunt club in Barnwell County.

GOAL:  To introduce students to backcountry lifestyles related to the Battle of Cowpens

Students will examine the subject of heritage tourism by developing cultural heritage promotional materials (i.e. brochure, postcard, website, film). 

South Carolina had a system of government as a British colony that evolved into a state government after the American Revolution.

Students will learn about Fort Lamar and the Battle of Secessionville by reading letters from Alexander Campbell and James Campbell, two Scottish brothers who fought on opposing sides in the battle.

The study of the Battle of Honey Hill will allow students to gain knowledge of a significant military battle that took place in Ridgeland, SC (formerly known as Gopher Hill).

The population in South Carolina experienced changes between 1900 and 1950.

Find out about transportation, environmental issues, and other ways South Carolinians and the environment interact.

This activity precedes the use of the poster and this will be where the children will be exposed to the organisms in the saltmarsh, feeding relationships, and the effects of disturbances on our natural resource, the salt marsh.

Developed with the assistance of Roche Carolina, Inc., this curricula material explores the history and archaeology of a section of Florence County.

Industry came to South Carolina as entire families worked in the textile mills and factories in the Upstate.

The Santa Elena Foundation has lesson plans and inquiry projects related to Santa Elena, a Spanish settlement on what is now Parris Island, South Carolina.

This curricula package was originally developed for use by Charleston County Park and Recreation at its new Tea Farm Park.

This activity will use the Guide to the Salt Marshes and Tidal Creeks of the Southeastern United States as a way of exploring the different organisms that live in the salt marsh habitat.

Medical science was just beginning to be understood at the onset of the Civil War. Germs were unheard of, and surgery techniques had not been improved since the early 1800's. Hospitals were rarely used since most sicknesses was treated at home.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of goods and services and supply and demand in a community.

Students will create a timeline of technology.

The student will identify the process of voting.  The student will interpret a bar graph. 

Students will respond to informational and literary texts through a friendly letter or email.

This educator guide explores the special nature of African-American celebrations within the family and community, and encourages students to discover their own cultural heritage.

These coloring and activity books are a fun way to learn about recycling.

King Charles to King Cotton: South Carolina 1670-1860 is a South Carolina 3rd and 8th Grade program designed by educators affiliated with the following museum properties:

This lesson will help students understand the impact of pollutants on a specific geographic location.

Learn how the people of South Carolina use the land to grow crops, mine minerals, and fish in the rivers.

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to:

GOAL: To have students contrast and compare the leadership styles of Daniel Morgan and Banastre Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens in context of the Revolutionary War.

The student will create short scripts and monologues personifying government.

The student will identify the three branches of government. The student will write a letter to the mayor.

Students will be able to demonstrate the campaign and voting process to hold their own classroom elections. They will understand the process and system of an election on a local level.

GOAL: To be able to personalize and better understand certain aspects of the cultural, natural and social histories of the time and place of the Battle of Cowpens.

To soldiers, letters from home provided encouragement and welcomed information. During the Civil War these letters would arrive one to three months after they were written. It did not matter to the soldiers.

This is a Teachers Resource Guide about Historic Latta Plantation about life as a Yeoman farmer.

To provide the opportunity for students to identify clothing of the Revolutionary War Era in comparison with modern clothing.

This lesson is designed to give students an introduction and an understanding of the conditions of the different social classes in the Antebellum South. Students will identify the various social classes and compare them.

Read poetry, folklore, and ghost stories from South Carolina.

Be sure to check out the South Carolina Authors page to learn more about specific authors.

This is an activity book about getting rid of litter in our state and how students can help.  

Activities related to the song "Little Johnny Brown" and the Sea Island musical culture.

Each county, city, and town in South Carolina have their own government and responsibilities.

Students will locate on a map the starting location of the different lines at the Battle of Cowpens.

In this lesson plan, students read a primary source document to learn about the life of Lunsford Lane, a slave who worked in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina.

When selecting wood for your project, consider native red cedar, oak or hickory for the long supports and cross pieces using the more pliable willow for the curving parts. Use vines to help fill in the design.

Explore physical, political, historical, and thematic maps of South Carolina.

Physical Maps

Take a look at these maps that show physical features of South Carolina, such as mountains, rivers, elevation, and more.

Focus Question: What types of equipment is needed on a marine research ship? Objectives: The students will be able to: 1. Understand the types of equipment necessary for a marine research vessel. 2.

Students will study pattern and composition in quilt work. Students will look at family photographs and create a "quilt square" that will communicate a story of their heritage.

Understand how individuals, families, and communities live and work together in America and around the world.

Students will select one quilt pattern to make into a quilt square. Students will create a quilt square by cutting and fitting wallpaper samples into a pattern.

GOAL: To introduce to students material culture and music related to the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To introduce to students material culture related to the Battle of Cowpens.

Students will discuss and understand measurement of a single event and measurement over time.

Explore our state's participation in modern wars, increased infrastructure, and economic development in the "New South."

Students will learn: 1) to look carefully at shells and observe the differences between species; and 2) the names of common shells.

Students will learn: 1) to research a specific mollusk; and 2) present their mollusk to the class.

The student will study the role of the director and the audition process.   The student will work with an ensemble to create, rehearse and perform theatre pieces based on how to work with a director.  

The students will create a brochure about laws that we follow as citizens.  

This lesson focuses on the creation and use of isoline maps. Students will practice reading four different climatic isoline maps and then become cartographers as they use monochromatic colors to paint their own maps.

South Carolina is home to a wide variety of musical styles and traditions.

The students will research the town/city in which they live to find out facts and identify geographical features and places of their community.

Some loggerhead turtles hatch on the east coast of the United States into the Atlantic Ocean. The baby turtles are known to swim directly into the waves and spend their juvenile years growing in the vegetative waters known as the Sargasso Sea.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about the first meal of the day: BREAKFAST. Our goal for this lesson is to encourage children to start the day right with a healthy breakfast.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades K-2 about the first meal of the day: BREAKFAST. Our goal for this lesson is to encourage children to start the day right with a healthy breakfast.

The United States has changed in size and shape greatly from our founding in 1776 to the present day.

The United States has changed in size and shape greatly from our founding in 1776 to the present day.

GOAL: To introduce students to Catawba and Cherokee culture in the Revolutionary Era Carolinas and have them access the role of each in the American Revolution.

Learn about Native American culture both before European contact and today.

Guessing games were common among Native American groups all over the country. These games could be played with a wide variety of materials, including sticks, buttons, stones, bones, or pieces of fired clay.

Students will explore various Native American tribes of South Carolina. They will make a brochure to share information on Native Americans location, population, clothing, homes, and food.

Students often learn about the history's major events, but sometimes lack the understanding of local experiences.

This is the third lesson in a series of three in which students are creating art based on their observations: Lesson 3 Observing connections - North Carolina pottery and face jugs.

Students will be able to...

  • Critically analyze informational texts to deduct important facts;

  • Examine images for information;

  • Gather information from a variety of resources;

The students will: Identify animals and habitats found along coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

Students will recognize, consider, analyze, and discuss the following:

Students will:

  • Explore the past through firsthand accounts
  • Learn about oral histories
  • Investigate their family history

Included in the kit are images from and educational materials based on the exhibition Our Time, Our Place: Photographs of the Black South by Richard Samuel Roberts, which depicts the rise of African American middle class across the South

Students will learn about our country's patriotic music in this music activity. At the picnic shelter, students can practice their fluency and analyze Yankee Doodle. Students can then sing the song chorally.

The students will relate the events preceding and at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island, will analyze two primary documents describing the battle and then compare and contrast the descriptions, and will locate the major components in the battle on a

This lesson allows students an opportunity to examine the critical role of tourism in our state, which is the second leading industry. Students will discuss why South Carolina is a popular tourism destination.

Students will examine the principle of stratigraphy by building an edible archaeological site.  Follows watching the Fort Frederick Archaeology documentary.

Students will examine the principle of stratigraphy and site formation by creating an edible habitation site.

The Pendleton Historic Foundation has created a series of activities including quizzes, letter writing, review, and crossword puzzles that relate to 19th century plantation life. 

This unit is the advancement of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

GOAL:To have students learn about the personal effects carried by soldiers during the American Revolution.

Discover the mountains, lakes & rivers, geology, and climate of South Carolina.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building.  Students will create a newspaper article that summarizes the story of either Stede Bonnet or Blackbeard, and their interaction with the city of Charleston.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. The students will research the story of either, Stede Bonnet, Richard Worley, Anne Bonny, or Blackbeard, and create a visual display that depicts the contributio

This is a Teachers Resource Guide about Historic Latta Plantation about farming and plantation life.

This activity is designed to help students learn about techniques used by archaeologists in the lab. Students decorate small ceramic pots and then break them into pieces. Using glue and the students' puzzle power they reassemble their pots.

Meet black legislators, sharecroppers, and white farm owners who rebuilt the South after the Civil War.

In this lesson students work in cooperative learning groups to study pictures and determine the physical and human characteristics for one of the six geographic regions.

Explore the 5 regions of South Carolina and find out what makes each of them unique.

Explore the 5 regions of South Carolina and find out what makes each of them unique.

Explore the 5 regions of South Carolina and find out what makes each of them unique.

Explore the 5 regions of South Carolina and find out what makes each of them unique.

Explore the 5 regions of South Carolina and find out what makes each of them unique.

Soldiers, leaders, and statesmen from South Carolina were pivotal in our nation’s fight for independence.

Timeline activity to accompany the Ed Bearss battlefield tour video of the Battle of Cowpens.

Students will learn about the life and exploits of Robert Smalls, a slave in Charleston during the Civil War who gained his freedom by stealing a Confederate ship.

Students will learn about different types of rock art and how the geology of South Carolina determines where we find both prehistoric and historic petroglyphs

Students will learn about the natural materials used by Paleolithic people to create rock art, use similar materials to create paint, and use paint to replicate paleolithic rock art.

Students will learn how rock art is a valuable cultural artifact and must be protected from natural degradation and human destruction, while also remaining open and available to the public.

Students will learn how rock art was created, and the potential meanings behind this art form.

Several activities based on Lowcountry cuisine and food.  

This activity book can be used in the classroom to learn about fruits and vegetables

Barbecue has been a South Carolina tradition for hundreds of years. Today, the state can be divided into four regions depending on which type sauce (tomato, ketchup, mustard, or vinegar & pepper) is preferred.

Learn more about the places of South Carolina and discover images of our state, from its earliest settlers to modern day.

This activity helps students understand how the Union's "March to the Sea" was one of the more controversial aspects of the later phases of the Civil War. Sent by Ulysses S.

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to: - summarize the course of the American Revolution in South Carolina. - Compare the perspectives of South Carolinians during the American Revolution.

See what you can discover about slavery by studying the documents. Make a list of any words or phrases that you do not know and look them up in a dictionary. Understanding the words will help you understand the document. 

Historians learn about the past by studying objects. See what you can learn about life on a rice plantation by studying photographs of three objects and trying to figure out how they were used.

Slavery in South Carolina originally existed along the coastal area. Slaves were needed to work the large plantations in the area, and they were brought to South Carolina on ships from the West Indies.

The cash crop economy of South Carolina relied on the slavery of African-Americans.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. 1. Students will demonstrate a realistic understanding of slavery as it pertains to Charleston, SC. 2.

This lesson contains information & hands on activities for teaching grades 3-5 about the benefits of Smart Food Choices.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities for teaching grades K-2 about the benefits of Smart Food Choices.

In the classroom, students will investigate the use of solar power and the effects of solar power on art. Students will create a design using the sun. This lesson will explain the importance of solar energy as it pertains to art.

This activity is for students to become familiar with foods common to 18th century soldiers and the quantities needed to sustain an army of the time.

 You have just enlisted in the Army to fight as a soldier in the Civil War. You get a uniform and equipment that you are responsible for. But what is your daily life like? If you go out on campaign what do you have to take with you?

Students in this lesson work to explain the effects of the Civil War on South Carolina’s economy. This lesson involves a pre-assessment, guided inquiry, and a formative post-assessment.

The Blue Ridge, which includes portions of Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, is the smallest of the five landform regions being studied in this series.

The Coastal Zone is the region of the state where creeks and rivers are affected by the ebb and flow of ocean tides.

The word "piedmont" means "foot of the mountain." This region is hilly and comprises approximately one third of the state.

This lesson is designed to help students gain a better understanding of the many opportunities that South Carolina offers.

This lesson is a discovery lesson designed to introduce third-grade students to thermometers and enhance their understanding of the climate regions in South Carolina.

Students will understand that there is a relationship between habitats and the organisms within those habitats in South Carolina.

In this lesson, students will learn about the importance of music in the lives of slaves by reading slave narratives and listening to recordings.

At the end of this activity, the student will be able to list the reasons for fighting for both the British and the Americans.

The South Carolina government and its three branches govern the state and its citizens.

This is an online storewater pollution workbook with online and offline activities. 

During this activity, you and your child will listen to some freedom songs on the Internet, and then make your own version of one of the songs.

During this activity, you and your child will look at a historical newspaper and compare it to the book Freedom on the Menu and the school's social studies textbook.

During this activity, you and your child will look at examples of protest signs from the civil rights movement, and then create your own expressive chalk art or poster. Children can use what they learn about protest signs to change the world aroun

Objectives:  For students to understand the connection between the textile industry and baseball in Upstate South Carolina.

Students will gain knowledge about the importance of technology in the cotton mills and why it was developed.  They should also be able to discuss how the technology affected children and families in South Carolina. 

In this lesson students analyze the workings of South Carolina’s textile industry using photographic evidence. Students then work as museum curators to create exhibits that help record history.

GOAL: To have students abstract information relevant to the battle, its participants and geography through the use of an original source.

GOAL: To show students how Carolina backcountry geography affected the course of the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To help students gain skills in understanding a primary (original) historical source, i.e., a journal as it relates to the Battle of Cowpens.

This lesson addresses the problematic existence of one Freedman college in South Carolina established during the reconstruction era.

GOAL: To demonstrate to students how exotic and invasive species are changing the Cowpens National Battlefield landscape in the context of comparative changes nationwide.

Developed in conjunction with the Pee Dee Heritage Center, this package focuses on the Native American use of tobacco, colonial and antebellum cultivation of tobacco, and the development of the bright leaf tobacco industry in the Pee Dee region af

Compilation of facts, short stories, and activities from 5 southeastern states bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico that focuses on the growing problem marine debris.

The recent discovery and raising of the lost submarine, the CSS Hunley, has answered many historical questions. The subsequent opening of the boat and examination of the artifacts within has answered more.

This lesson looks at the activities of the Hunley in Charleston, South Carolina and the impact the Hunley had on the Civil War.

These nine lesson plans are designed for students to understand the story of the Hunley, from its beginnings in New Orleans to the fateful night of the sinking of the Housatonic.

  • Students will be able to identify several military bases in and around South Carolina, which trained soldiers for World War II.
  • Students will be able to discuss the daily lives of World War II soldiers in training and at war.

GOAL: To help students understand the importance of the musket and rifle to the early settlers, and identify the difference between the two weapons.

Students will be given the opportunity to become familiar with the landform regions of South Carolina through their exploration of the Palmetto Trail. They will map the trail and produce a booklet designed to help those who use the trail. 

At the end of the activity, students will be able to:

  • Interpret why poor medical practices killed many soldiers.
  • Demonstrate and describe how care was given to wounded soldiers in Civil War hospitals.

This lesson is designed to give students a better understanding of the recruitment of the final Hunley crew and the training the men underwent.

This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Covers "The Rosenwald School Building Fund and Associated Buildings (Alabama)," "Rosenwald Schools in Georgia, 1912-1937," "Rosenwald Schools of Anne Arundel County

Students will learn about the ecology of coastal salt marshes and how the location of Fort Lamar near these marshes affected the outcome of the Battle of Secessionville.

Students will be introduced to the Old Santee Canal and the Santee Cooper Project. They will become familiar with the two topics, map specific locations, and weigh the positive and negative aspects of the project. 

 

Have students identify the Scots-Irish and explain their role in the Carolina Backcountry during the American Revolution.

In 1905, when Bernard Baruch bought Hobcaw Barony,there were many African Americans living there.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. 1. The student will identify three reasons for the location of the defense wall. 2. The student will illustrate the location of the defense wall.

Students will learn about the Transcontinental Railroad, its importance in settling the west, and its impact on immigration and Native Americans. 

South Carolina has a long tradition of theatrical arts, from Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, to community theater and filmmaking in towns across the state.

Using replicas of common items, students try to identify the objects and determine the purpose.

Students act as advertising agents in this lesson. They use photographic evidence and Google Maps to track the existence of rail lines throughout South Carolina towns.

This Land is Your Land is an interesting and aggressive lesson that incorporates research, hands-on activities and on-site learning to illustrate and reinforce how the geographic features of Upstate South Carolina contributed to the Patriot strate

Barbecue has been a southern tradition for a long time and has become a very profitable business. In South Carolina, there are four types of barbecue (tomato, ketchup, mustard, and vinegar and pepper) which seem to be regionally located. .

In this activity, students will identify and analyze the historical data found within two newspapers reporting on Robert Smalls and the CSS Planter. 

Classroom activities and lesson plans as well as timelines about the Great Depression and the New Deal.

The Battle of Kings Mountain is an excellent example of how landscape and geography can affect the outcome of events.

Students will use a South Carolina County map found in SC: An Atlas to determine the location of tornadoes and/or hurricanes from 1985 to 1995.

GOAL: The goal of this lesson is for students to become familiar with the healing and patient care required for returning soldiers to battle.

This is a family activity guide about uniforms found at the Beaufort History Museum.

GOAL: To introduce to students the role of African-Americans at the Battle of Cowpens in context of the Revolutionary struggle against England and the African-American struggle for freedom.

To have students define what kind of habitat an animal would have needed to survive in the upper Piedmont of the Carolinas prior to the Battle of Cowpens.

GOAL: To have students work with primary sources related to the Battle of Cowpens.

This activity is designed to help students learn about the types of items from the culture under study that would be preserved in the archaeological record.

Reference skills, maps and the atlas are important reference sources.

During the 1930s, many tenant farmers experienced a number of years of hardship due to the Great Depression. In addition, many black farmers moved out of the South to try to find better lives for themselves in Northern cities. 

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources published the Wildlife Management Activity book with coloring pages and games relating to animals that live in the state. 

From hometown soldiers and nurses to Camp Sevier in Greenville, South Carolina was deeply invested in World War I.

Teacher leads the students in a rousing march to Cowpens National Battlefield! Teacher follows script provided and students echo.