Citizenship and Economics

Just as the Revolutionary War prompted the Continental Congress to issue paper currency, the financing of the Civil War provided the catalyst for the continuing evolution of U.S. currency. In 1861, the U.S.

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

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

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

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.

GOAL: To introduce to students the connection of citizenship to ideals of the American Revolution and to demonstrate the importance of civic responsibility and participatory choices in American constitutional government.

Using primary sources from the Documenting the American South collection, students will engage in a brief simulation of inflation during the Civil War while learning about issues faced on the home front in North Carolina.

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.

Students will be introduced to, or given the opportunity to review, several basic economic concepts through the use of various thematic content maps and discussion questions.

In this lesson, students will examine Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council and learn about regulatory takings.

The students will study grassroots political campaigns, public service announcements, and activism. Students will discuss the merits of social media such as viral YouTube videos as a means communicating ideas of social and community issues.

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

Students will be able to explain the role of entrepreneurs in a market economy. Students will be able to determine how to choose the right business for them.

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

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.

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

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.

This lesson focuses on cause and effect, a Social Studies skill, and citing evidence, a literacy skill. Students will compare and contrast, take a stance, and support the stance with evidence.

The student will study the economic impact that the arts have in South Carolina and the United States.

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.

As a class, students will develop a portrait of the state of South Carolina similar to Nam June Paink's Electronic Superhighway.  Each student will be responsible for creating at least one representation of a South Carolina county.

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. .

This unit focuses on explaining change and continuity over time and across cultures.