Native American Culture

This set of materials is intended to help teachers use history to educate children.

Students will research the lifestyles of the Native Americans living in South Carolina during the explorations of Dr. Henry Woodward, the first English explorer to visit this area.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. The student will identify the three major Native American tribes that existed during colonization.

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.

This lesson is based on South Carolina: An Atlas. Students will use the atlas to compare the regions in which the three principal nations of Native Americans in South Carolina lived.

Developed with the assistance of Roche Carolina, Inc., this curricula material explores the history and archaeology of a section of Florence County.

This activity is designed to help the students express themselves through visual symbolism. Each student will use air-drying clay to make a clay gorget to take home that says something about them.

GOAL: To introduce students to Catawba and Cherokee culture in the Revolutionary Era Carolinas and have them access the role of each in the American Revolution.

Guessing games were common among Native American groups all over the country. These games could be played with a wide variety of materials, including sticks, buttons, stones, bones, or pieces of fired clay.

Students will explore various Native American tribes of South Carolina. They will make a brochure to share information on Native Americans location, population, clothing, homes, and food.

The unit is the social and economic effects of westward expansion on Native Americans.

These questions will help to guide students' reading of 'Cherokee Women' and encourage them to think critically about the text.

Students will learn about different types of rock art and how the geology of South Carolina determines where we find both prehistoric and historic petroglyphs

Students will learn about the natural materials used by Paleolithic people to create rock art, use similar materials to create paint, and use paint to replicate paleolithic rock art.

Students will learn how rock art is a valuable cultural artifact and must be protected from natural degradation and human destruction, while also remaining open and available to the public.

Students will learn how rock art was created, and the potential meanings behind this art form.

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 af

Native Americans have been inhabitants of South Carolina for more than 15,000 years. These people contributed in countless ways to the state we call home.