Land Use

This lesson contains information & hands on activities where 3-5 grade students will be learning about farmers, agriculture, and agribusiness.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where 6-8 grade students will be learning about careers in agriculture. Our goal for this lesson is to help students explore the vast array of agricultural careers.

This lesson contains information & hands-on activities where K-2 students will be learning about farmers, agriculture, and agribusiness.

Composting: A Guide for South Carolina Schools provides recommendations for collecting organic material at school, selecting and placing bins as well as actually composting.

Fortifications are the result of adaptations over centuries of use. When military technology changed, such as the invention of the cannon, fortifications adapted. During the Civil War military technology changed drastically.

Students will be introduced to, or given the opportunity to review, several basic economic concepts through the use of various thematic content maps and discussion questions.

Produced for pre-kindergarten through third grade students. This fun book uses coloring pages, word jumbles, and other simple games to teach students about energy.

"Environmental Clubs: A Guide for South Carolina Schools," developed by the S.C.

This teacher's guide to sixth grade Forest Science is designed to help you teach a basic overview of South Carolina forestry.

This teacher's guide to seventh grade Forest Science is designed to help you present the basic tenets of managing the forest resource in South Carolina.

This Teacher's Guide is designed as an informative tool for South Carolina educators.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Hatiola, a hunt club in Barnwell County.

Students will examine the subject of heritage tourism by developing cultural heritage promotional materials (i.e. brochure, postcard, website, film). 

This curricula package was originally developed for use by Charleston County Park and Recreation at its new Tea Farm Park.

The lesson will explore the greenhouse effect through a simple demonstration. Students will gain an understanding of the greenhouse effect, climate change, and global warming.

This is a Teachers Resource Guide about Historic Latta Plantation about life as a Yeoman farmer.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about author Tom Poland and Highway 76.

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

Covers energy production, distribution and consumption in South Carolina, and is targeted to middle and high school students.

Students will be introduced to the Old Santee Canal and the Santee Cooper Project. They will become familiar with the two topics, map specific locations, and weigh the positive and negative aspects of the project. 


Students act as advertising agents in this lesson. They use photographic evidence and Google Maps to track the existence of rail lines throughout South Carolina towns.

Classroom activities and lesson plans as well as timelines about the Great Depression and the New Deal.

South Carolina consists of urban, suburban, and rural communities. Students will utilize maps to label and describe the different land use classifications. 

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.

Students will determine key uses of the land in the watershed and infer the impact of land uses on the estuary's water quality and its inhabitants.

The histories of local rivers provide insight into the effect of population growth on a natural resource and the cumulative impact of individual actions. Students will be able to:

During the 1930s, many tenant farmers experienced a number of years of hardship due to the Great Depression. In addition, many black farmers moved out of the South to try to find better lives for themselves in Northern cities.