Allendale: Altered Geography

Students will be introduced to Allendale, SC, as they learn about its prosperity in the 1950s and its economic loss in the 1990s. Students will determine how the transportation routes between the northern United States through South Carolina to Florida impacted this area causing it to become one of the poorest sections of the South Carolina. Information will then be examined to determine ways to improve the prosperity of the area today. The lesson concept can be modified to be taught in such a way as to focus on any South Carolina County.

Organization Affiliation
South Carolina Geographic Alliance
2 90-minute classes
Grade Level