In this lesson, students will read a primary source document from Documenting the American South and examine a painting by Jacob Lawrence to understand the conditions of the underground railroad before the Civil War.

In this lesson plan, students read an article about the slave trade in West Africa, which caused the kidnapping of millions of free West Africans by slave traders.

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.

In this activity, students learn about the history of African American English and the meaning of dialect and linguistic patterns. Students watch a video about African American English and analyze the dialect's linguistic patterns.

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.

Questions discussed in this lesson plan are: *What were duties and responsibilities of African-American soldiers in the American Revolution? *How did African Americans make significant contributions during the American Revolution?

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

In this lesson, students will learn about the life experiences of slaves in the United States during the 1800s by reading the story of a North Carolina slave woman who eventually escaped.

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

This lesson introduces students to historic primary and secondary source documents and geospatial technology to explore nineteenth-century slavery and trade between the Caribbean and United States.

In this activity students will analyze a two-page poster that the Government used to recruit recently freed slaves to fight for the Union Army during the Civil War.

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

Students will compare and contrast military recruitment posters to analyze various perspectives regarding the role of African Americans during the Civil War.

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.

This unit focuses on resistance to slavery. Social Studies and literacy skills of comparison and analysis are used. The historical connection of the Emanuel A.M.E.

Students explore the Documenting the American South Collection titled, the "Church in the Southern Black Community. Beginning with a historian's interpretation of the primary sources that make up the collection, students search the collection for

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

In this activity, students will examine sequential primary sources relating to the events that led to this change and write eight short descriptions explaining the relationships between the historical events.

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 face the critical issue of the Fugitive Slave Law that gave Southerners the right to regain their runaway slaves and return them to bondage. It is also considered by many to have contributed to growing sectionalism in the U.S.

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

The students will be introduced to two episodes in 19th-century American history, around the time of the Great Awakening, that show glimpses of some positive and negative consequences of interracial interaction in a religious context.

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:

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.

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

This lesson introduces students to a description of life on the plantation and the cultivation of cotton from the perspective of a slave.

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

In this lesson plan, students consult a variety of primary sources from the Documenting the American South Collection to uncover the varied impacts of religion on the lives of slaves in the American South.

This lesson describes the significance of slave badges, which were used exclusively in Charleston, SC. Student will be able to explore the use of slave badges in Charleston and describe the impact from using slave badges.

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. 

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.

In this lesson, students will read selected excerpts from slave narratives, determining common characteristics of the genre.

This lesson is designed to extend student understanding of the experiences of slaves living in the American, antebellum south.

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 learning activity engages students in an analysis of multiple primary sources relating to slavery in the antebellum South from the Library of Congress.

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

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.

Olaudah Equiano is perhaps one of the most well-known abolitionist writers and former slaves to live in America. His narrative has been digitized as a part of the Documenting the American South North American Slave Narratives collection.

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

In this lesson, students will evaluate and critique authors' perspectives. Students will read two first-person narratives and analyze how each text is influenced by its author's cultural background.

This unit focuses on the causation of sectional conflict along with the comparison of historical events with those that take place in other periods of U.S. History.

This lesson focuses on the students’ ability to analyze, interpret, and synthesize social studies resources to make inferences and draw conclusions.

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.

This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places registration files "Georgetown County Rice Culture, c. 1750-c. 1910" and "Chicora Wood Plantation" as well as other source materials on the rice culture of Georgetown County.