This lesson addresses the problematic existence of one Freedman college in South Carolina established during the reconstruction era. Students pose as history detectives trying to unlock the clues behind the mystery of The Missing Freedman College.
This field trip focuses on the maritime forest at Edisto Beach State Park located on Edisto Island, SC. The maritime forest is bordered by salt marsh and contains plant species typically found in most local maritime forest ecosystem. The field trip is structured so that it can be teacher-led and focuses on the food web and nutrient recycling in the maritime forest. To help illustrate this point, students will view the maritime forest through the eyes of early settlers. A set of field guides will be available at Edisto Beach State Park's Nature Center for the teacher to use.
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 after the Civil War.
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. Learn more on types, sources, and solutions for marine debris.
Covers energy production, distribution and consumption in South Carolina, and is targeted to middle and high school students.
This is a set of activities about the beach for middle school teachers and their students.
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. Many questions still remain unanswered and new puzzles beg to be analyzed. How do we determine if questions are accurately answered with facts or if the answers are merely interpretations of events, physical evidence, or artifacts.
Students will act as historians researching, analyzing and evaluating the eight historically black colleges and universities (HBCU)'s in South Carolina. The focus of this lesson will be a historical investigation to determine the type of educational opportunities available to a young African-American student living in the 1900s. Also, evidence will be gathered to evaluate the present status of these institutions and their future.
This lesson looks at the activities of the Hunley in Charleston, South Carolina and the impact the Hunley had on the Civil War. Make it Three: The Story of the CSS H.L. Hunley Civil War Submarine, a book authored by Margie Willis Clary, and the TNT movie The Hunley will be utilized throughout the lesson.
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.
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. His vivid retelling of his trip onboard a slave ship bound for the New World illustrates the horrific and dehumanizing experience.
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.
Property: Penn School / Penn Center Historic District, 16 Penn Center Circle W., St. Helena Island, SC 29920
The purpose of this lesson is for the student to understand that that the original writers of the United States Constitution did not necessarily encompass everyone when including the statement, “All Men are Created Equal.” Despite this, each group of people, African Americans, Native Americans, and women, persevered through adversity and continued to fight for these same rights as the men who created this exceptional document for our country.
At the end of the activity, students will be able to:
This lesson is designed to give students a better understanding of the recruitment of the final Hunley crew and the training the men underwent. Students will use information compiled from primary sources to create a recruitment advertisement and pictures of training on a paper plate.