When Rice Was King

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.

Objectives for students

1) To describe the complexity of large-scale, slave-worked agricultural enterprises.

2) To examine the origins of rice production and the role it played in the economy of the antebellum South.

3) To explain the steps involved in rice cultivation.

4) To analyze historic plantation sites for what they tell us about daily life in a particular era.

5) To discover the relationship of the economic and cultural origins of their own community.

Organization Affiliation
National Park Service