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Aug
25

Lifestyles During the Civil War 3-4.1

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This lesson is designed to give students an introduction and an understanding of the conditions of the different social classes in the Antebellum South. Students will identify the various social classes and compare them. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts. Lifestyles During the Civil War Historical Background “There are different social …

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Aug
25

Regions and Places in South Carolina 3-1.3

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In this lesson students work in cooperative learning groups to study pictures and determine the physical and human characteristics for one of the six geographic regions. They become experts‖ on their region and create a visual product to teach others. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts. Regions and Places in South …

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Aug
25

There’s a Railroad in My Town 8-5.3

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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. With additional research, students explore the history and necessity for rail lines in South Carolina.  With research and photography, students develop ads that promote this once-booming industry. Click here …

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Aug
25

The Case of the Missing Freedman College 8-4.4

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This lesson addresses the problematic existence of one Freedman college in South Carolina established during the reconstruction era.  Students pose as history detectives trying to unlock the clues behind the mystery of The Missing Freedman College. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts. The Case of the Missing Freedman College Historical Background …

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Aug
25

Textiles on the Rise 8-5.3

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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. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts. Textiles on the Rise

Aug
19

A Soldier’s Tale of WWI 7-5.2

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In this lesson, students take on the work of a historian by analyzing political cartoons create from the perspective of a local WWI soldier. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts. A Soldier’s Tale of WWI

Aug
19

After The Storm 8-5.5

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In this lesson students evaluate the damage caused by the Charleston Earthquake of 1886 through photographic evidence.  From the point of view of a South Carolina farmer, students devise a plan of action allowing them to participate in history instead of just listening to it. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts.  …

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Aug
19

A Very Public Secret 8-1.4

In this lesson students analyze documents that explore the untold lives of Free Blacks in Antebellum South Carolina. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts. A Very Public Secret Historical Background Contrary to what many students believe and to what many teachers teach, Black life in South Carolina before the Civil War …

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Jul
25

20th C. Tourism 8-7.2

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In this lesson, students will create a web design to chart the effects of tourism on South Carolina. Click here to download the full lesson with attached handouts. 20th C. Tourism

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