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Animals and Plants

Wild Turkey

Discover the animals and plants that also call South Carolina home.

State Animals

Find out more about the animal state symbols here:

Art

face jugs

Learn about art styles and folk art that have been popular in South Carolina.

Be sure to also check out the South Carolina Artists page for more about painters, folk artists, and other artists.

Artists

Philip Simmons, nationally acclaimed blacksmith

Meet historical and contemporary painters, folk artists, architects, and other artists who have worked and lived in South Carolina.

Be sure to also check out the South Carolina Art page for more about art styles and folk art.

Early South Carolina Artists

These artists lived and worked in our state before the Civil War.

Authors

Betsy Byars

Meet historical and contemporary authors and illustrators who have worked and lived in South Carolina.

Learn about authors and illustrators who were born or have lived in South Carolina.

Citizenship and Economics

Taking the oath

Learn about the rights and responsibilities that come with being a South Carolina and United States citizen.

Civil Rights

freedom march on Russell Street in Orangeburg

Many South Carolinians participated in the struggle for equal rights, including Septima Poinsette Clark, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, and the participants in the landmark Briggs v. Elliott court case.

Civil War

bombardment of Fort Sumter

From the Battle of Fort Sumter to Sherman’s March and Robert Smalls, South Carolina played a significant role in the American Civil War.

Dance

square dance

From The Big Apple to the Carolina Shag and the Charleston, South Carolina has been influential in lots of dance styles.

South Carolina Symbols

More information on these symbols can be found at the SC State House Student Connection.

Expansion and Reform

Cotton Gin Patent Drawing

Learn more about the plantation system, politics, and culture of antebellum South Carolina.

Exploration and Colonization

Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Discover French, Spanish, and British colonies along the coast and find out how colonists explored, settled, and lived.

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston was completed in 1771 and has been called the “Independence Hall of South Carolina.” Explore the dungeon and find out who was jailed there during the Revolutionary War.

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