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Third graders identify the counties of South Carolina. They identify physical and human characteristics of a county in South Carolina. They create and publish a digital travel brochure. They present information orally to peers,
Third graders investigate different counties in South Carolina. In this geography lesson, 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.
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.
Learners research the role of general stores in the development of communities. In this South Carolina history lesson, students study the economic development of early U.S. communities. Learners 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, 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.
Young scholars research The Great Depression in South Carolina. In this Great Depression lesson plan, students read and discuss the information given to them, along with analyzing photographs from the time.
In this South Carolina location word search worksheet, students review, study and discuss twenty one various locations found within the state of South Carolina. Students complete a word search puzzle as well.
Third graders explore the Charleston Railroad. In this South Carolina history instructional activity, 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.
Ninth graders gather samples of different tree leaves in their neighborhoods, and on school grounds, and identify several species of common South Carolina trees using leaf and growth characteristics with aid of dichotomous key.
Learners gain an introduction to meteorology, land management, and environmental science. Additionally, this lesson can be used to integrate math, science, English, South Carolina history, and the use of technology.
Students study the Orangeburg Massacre. In this social studies lesson, students discuss the Civil Rights Movement and the protest movements that took place. Students 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.
Students discover the potential dangers of weather in their hometown. In this environmental lesson, 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.
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.
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 complete activities in which they discover powder magazines and the history of South Carolina. They practice using new vocabulary and complete a worksheet after visiting the museum. They examine how families and communities worked together in the past.
Students examine the population among the interstates in South Carolina. Using the internet, they identify the counties and roads and compare it with their own drawing.
Students identify the major landforms, regions and rivers on a map of South Carolina. They compare the locations of the major Native American groups in the state as well. They chart where barbecue restaurants are located and write letters to businesses.
Young scholars study how laws are different in other states and how some of the laws are the same. They examine the steps that must be taken to get a divorce in Connecticut, North Carolina, and South Carolina. They take a look at the laws governing divorces in the early 1900's.
Fifth graders explore how Africans built South Carolina into an economic giant. They write an expository paper explaining how Africans and their descendants built the rice empire along the Carolina coastline. They write a persuasive paper expressing why the local, state, and federal government should step in and assist sweetgrass basket weavers.