Industrialization

In this lesson, students will learn about what life was like for a child worker: how much money the workers earned, how many hours they worked each day, what their homes were like, and what they did for fun.

In this lesson, students will read two primary source documents from Documenting the American South, a digital library collection sponsored by the UNC Libraries.

Students will compare and contrast the educational philosophies of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois for African-Americans.

In this lesson, students will learn about the labor union movement in the U.S., specifically the union influence on the cotton mills of North and South Carolina.

Since the establishment of the first textile mills in South Carolina in the early 1840s, mill towns have been a part of our state's landscape.

Students will:

  • Explore the past through firsthand accounts
  • Learn about oral histories
  • Investigate their family history

Objectives:  For students to understand the connection between the textile industry and baseball in Upstate South Carolina.

Students will gain knowledge about the importance of technology in the cotton mills and why it was developed.  They should also be able to discuss how the technology affected children and families in South Carolina. 

In this lesson students analyze the workings of South Carolina’s textile industry using photographic evidence. Students then work as museum curators to create exhibits that help record history.

Students will act as historians researching, analyzing and evaluating the eight historically black colleges and universities (HBCU)'s in South Carolina.

This lesson is designed to help deepen 3rd grade students' understanding of what the textile industry is and how it became so important to Greenville's development.

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.

This lesson focuses on cause and effect, a Social Studies skill, and synthesizing, a literacy skill. Students will analyze three different tragedies and determine the effects of each.

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