Expansion and Reform

In this lesson, students will read a primary source document from Documenting the American South and examine a painting by Jacob Lawrence to understand the conditions of the underground railroad before the Civil War.

In this lesson students analyze documents that explore the untold lives of Free Blacks in Antebellum South Carolina.

The purpose of this lesson is to show that through primarily peaceful means people from different parts of society found ways to make a difference in the movement to abolish slavery.

Charleston, South Carolina provides an excellent setting to teach students about several key concepts in the study of slavery and freedom in the United States.

In this lesson, students will learn about the life experiences of slaves in the United States during the 1800s by reading the story of a North Carolina slave woman who eventually escaped.

The students will be able to explain the contributions of individuals from South Carolina and how they influenced the history of United States.

Students will be able to: 1. describe important events in the life of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne; 2. identify three key aspects of the educational opportunities available to African Americans living in the south in the 1800s; and 3.

The student will (TSW) compare and contrast teacher characteristics on a Venn diagram.  

Compare the economic conditions for various classes of people in SC, including elite, middle class, lower class, and independent farmers, enslaved and free African Americans.

This lesson introduces students to historic primary and secondary source documents and geospatial technology to explore nineteenth-century slavery and trade between the Caribbean and United States.

Students will compare and contrast military recruitment posters to analyze various perspectives regarding the role of African Americans during the Civil War.

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.

This unit focuses on resistance to slavery. Social Studies and literacy skills of comparison and analysis are used. The historical connection of the Emanuel A.M.E.

This lesson will introduce the regions of the United States according to the United States Landform Regions in the South Carolina: an Atlas.

Students explore the Documenting the American South Collection titled, the "Church in the Southern Black Community. Beginning with a historian's interpretation of the primary sources that make up the collection, students search the collection for

In this activity, students will examine sequential primary sources relating to the events that led to this change and write eight short descriptions explaining the relationships between the historical events.

Students face the critical issue of the Fugitive Slave Law that gave Southerners the right to regain their runaway slaves and return them to bondage. It is also considered by many to have contributed to growing sectionalism in the U.S.

Students will analyze historical newspaper articles regarding European expansionist policy during the Nineteenth century, explain the concept of European imperialism during the nineteenth century, and provide specific examples of European expansio

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

The students will be introduced to two episodes in 19th-century American history, around the time of the Great Awakening, that show glimpses of some positive and negative consequences of interracial interaction in a religious context.

In this lesson, students create a political cartoon after reading about John C. Calhoun’s “Strange Dream”.

King Charles to King Cotton: South Carolina 1670-1860 is a South Carolina 3rd and 8th Grade program designed by educators affiliated with the following museum properties:

In this lesson plan, students read a primary source document to learn about the life of Lunsford Lane, a slave who worked in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina.

The United States has changed in size and shape greatly from our founding in 1776 to the present day.

The Pendleton Historic Foundation has created a series of activities including quizzes, letter writing, review, and crossword puzzles that relate to 19th century plantation life. 

The Pendleton Historic Foundation has created a series of activities including questions, Venn Diagram exercise, crossword puzzle, and timeline that relate to 19th century plantation life. 

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

This lesson introduces students to a description of life on the plantation and the cultivation of cotton from the perspective of a slave.

This is a Teachers Resource Guide about Historic Latta Plantation about farming and plantation life.

This lesson describes the significance of slave badges, which were used exclusively in Charleston, SC. Student will be able to explore the use of slave badges in Charleston and describe the impact from using slave badges.

See what you can discover about slavery by studying the documents. Make a list of any words or phrases that you do not know and look them up in a dictionary. Understanding the words will help you understand the document. 

Historians learn about the past by studying objects. See what you can learn about life on a rice plantation by studying photographs of three objects and trying to figure out how they were used.

Slavery in South Carolina originally existed along the coastal area. Slaves were needed to work the large plantations in the area, and they were brought to South Carolina on ships from the West Indies.

In this lesson, students will read selected excerpts from slave narratives, determining common characteristics of the genre.

In this lesson, students learn more about the religious observances of slaves in the United States by presenting hymns from Slave Songs in the US digitized in the Documenting the American South Collection.

This lesson is designed to extend student understanding of the experiences of slaves living in the American, antebellum south.

This is a lesson plan from The Powder House, South Carolina's oldest public building. 1. Students will demonstrate a realistic understanding of slavery as it pertains to Charleston, SC. 2.

This learning activity engages students in an analysis of multiple primary sources relating to slavery in the antebellum South from the Library of Congress.

Students will learn about the Transcontinental Railroad, its importance in settling the west, and its impact on immigration and Native Americans. 

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.

In this lesson, students will evaluate and critique authors' perspectives. Students will read two first-person narratives and analyze how each text is influenced by its author's cultural background.

This unit focuses on the causation of sectional conflict along with the comparison of historical events with those that take place in other periods of U.S. History.

This lesson focuses on the students’ ability to analyze, interpret, and synthesize social studies resources to make inferences and draw conclusions.