Lesson Plans

Available are descriptions of lesson plans created by schools, educators, museums, state and federal parks, and other educational organizations.

This guide was prepared to accompany the S.C. State Museum Traveling Exhibit by the same name, but also provides great stand-alone curricula materials for teaching about Native Americans.

After this program students will be able to: 

  • Exhibit how Civil War soldiers lived on a daily basis.
  • Identify and interpret the items that were taken with a soldier on campaign.

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.

Objective: To enlighten students about the development, culture, history, geography, and achievements of Mitchelville, the USA’s first planned town for recently enslaved Americans of African descent on Hilton Head Island,

In this lesson, students will contrast and compare de facto and de jure segregation, listening to oral history examples of each from residents of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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

Fortifications are the result of adaptations over centuries of use.

In this lesson, students will take their knowledge about the hydrosphere and apply it to the issue of population growth and development.

GOAL: To present to students a brief history of the Cowpens National Battlefield and of facts pertaining to the park.

Students will analyze historic texts and mediums and describe the different types of economy of separate regions of the United States.