Civil Rights

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

Students will:

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 be able to analyze the effects of the civil rights movement on McKnight examining the impact she has had on her community.

The students will be able to explain the lives of ordinary men and women during the Civil Rights Movement. The students will be able to explain the stories of the famous and not so famous individuals of the Civil Rights Movement.

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

This activity enlightens eighth graders on the life of Bertie Herbert Bowman. They will have a better understanding of the term "the American Dream", and they will see how Bowman achieved his American dream.

 

This activity enlightens eighth graders on the life of Bertie Herbert Bowman. They will have a better understanding of the term "Exodusters," and they will see how exodusters affected Bowman's life.

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

The students will calculate the route Bowman took from Summerton, South Carolina to Washington, D.C. more than 60 years ago and compare and contrast it to the current day route from Summerton, South Carolina to Washington, D.C.

The students will be able to explain the contributions of individuals from South Carolina and how they influenced the history of United States.

Discuss the students' interpretation of the American dream. Analyze how Bertie Herbert Bowman achieved his American dream by overcoming obstacles of the Jim Crow era.

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

There are hundreds of historical photographs pertaining to Hobcaw Barony and the Baruch family, most of which are archived at the Georgetown County Digital Library (http://www.gcdigital.org/).

 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.

Students will be able to identify the pros and cons of affirmative action/equal opportunity employment.

The students will be able to explain the contributions of individuals from South Carolina and how they influenced the history of United States.

Students will define affirmative action.  Students will analyze the pros and cons of affirmative action.

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.

This lesson is based on the National Historic Landmark Nominations, Robert Russa Moton High School (with photographs), Sumner and Monroe Elementary Schools (with photographs), Howard High School(with photographs),and John Philip Sousa Middle Schoo

In this lesson, students will listen to three oral histories that shed light on political and personal reactions toward the 1954 Supreme Court ruling Brown versus Board of Education.

Students will compare and contrast "Civil Disobedience" and "Nonviolent resistance" during the Civil Rights era in N.C.

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

Students will:

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

These activities are related to digitized documents from the National Archives relating to Brown v. Board of Education.

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

This lesson focuses on cause and effect and the evaluation of multiple points of view or biases that create the perspectives and influences of individual experiences, societal values, and cultural traditions.

The students will be able to explain the contributions of individuals from South Carolina and how they influenced the history of United States.

Through collage, the student will create an image that conveys a message of social importance.

The students will be able to explain the contributions of individuals from South Carolina and how they influenced the history of United States.

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.

This lesson focuses on cause and effect and helping students understand responsible citizenship in relation to the state, national, and international communities in which they belong.

In this lesson, students will learn about how philanthropy and the Progressive Era improved education in the South.

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

This lesson is based on the National Register of Historic Places documentation for "Summerton High School" (with photos), "Florence C. Benson Elementary School" (with photos), "Mary H.

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

Students will act as historians researching, analyzing and evaluating the eight historically black colleges and universities (HBCU)'s in South Carolina.

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

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

ETV partnered with the Celebrate Freedom Foundation to provide coverage of the Tuskegee 60th reunion events in Camden, South Carolina. Watch captured clips from this historic event for Knowitall.org.

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

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

This unit focuses on explaining change and continuity over time and across cultures. The purpose of this unit is to engage 6th grade students in examining both historical and contemporary inequities that exist within social structures.