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Eleventh graders examine the political reform movement in South Carolina spearheaded by "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman. In this South Carolina history lesson, 11th graders examine primary and secondary sources regarding Tillman and his vision. Students take tests over the material.
Third graders investigate different counties in South Carolina. In this geography instructional activity, 3rd graders are assigned a county in South Carolina to research and identify important facts about the county. Students create a PowerPoint presentation using their research as an outline.
Students research the role of general stores in the development of communities. In this South Carolina history activity, students study the economic development of early U.S. communities. Students write essays and create advertisements that reveal the significance of the general store in the 1800's.
Fourth graders investigate the role of African American slaves in rice plantations. In this slave life lesson plan, 4th graders discuss the products produced in the 13 colonies. Students discuss the importance of rice to South Carolina's economy. Students complete a Venn Diagram, two group projects, write a paragraph about life during the period, and complete a think-pair-share activity.
Ninth graders research burial practices that originated in West Africa and then migrated to the South Carolina and Ohio. They compare and contrast burial practices in both places. As students collect information and data, they organize and create graphs, plot points, find percents. Students discuss and answer the question of the day.
Third graders explore the Charleston Railroad. In this South Carolina history lesson, 3rd graders examine the impact of the rail line on economy and citizens of the state. Students create posters to advertising the railroad line that include cargo, prices, and time schedules.
Students discover the potential dangers of weather in their hometown. In this environmental activity, students research Hurricane Hugo and the devastation it caused South Carolina in 1989. Students record weather data from their city and create charts and graphs based on the information.
Young scholars study the Orangeburg Massacre. In this social studies lesson, students discuss the Civil Rights Movement and the protest movements that took place. Young scholars examine the events that led up to the Orangeburg Massacre at South Carolina State University.
Fourth graders study the American Revolution and several key aspects and people involved in it. In this American Revolution lesson, 4th graders study the land grant for British colonists. Students read the 'The Legend of Kate Fowler' and summarize the major events of the legend in a flow chart. Students read quotes from Nathanael Greene's memoirs and study a map of South Carolina. Students discuss the idea of colonists as Tories. Students complete Venn Diagrams as assessment for the lesson.
Tenth graders analyze voter trends in South Carolina and discover techniques canddidates and their parties use to convince us to vote their way. They are able to locate voting statistics for their county; compare the number of registered voters and active voters; and identify techniques used by candidates to solicit votes.
Third graders listen as the teacher reads a book about quilts, before they discuss the craftsmanship used in making quilts. They study the regions and symbols associated with their state. They make a quilt square using one of the facts by typing the fact into a word processing template. They complete a quilt square to be added a class quilt.