Lesson Plans

Political leaders and parties in the tense time after the Civil War proposed various plans for Reconstruction. By observing artwork of this period, students will learn how these plans affected the South (and North) and relationships between people of different races and geographic regions.

Students will analyze photographs taken in Charleston, SC, during the Civil War years, 1861-1865. The photographs are from the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress. 

Students will be able to analyze data in a rose plot and determine preferred orientations.

Students will be able to interpret census data to statistically describe population trends.

Students will be able to construct an algebraic profile of slope from a topographic map.

This activity is designed to accompany Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007. Students have the opportunity to analyze historical photographs associated with Black Americans who served in Congress and with the history of civil rights in the United States. Students are encouraged to think more about the role historical photographs can play in the study of past events and people.

Students will be able to explain customs and codes of conduct on board a pirate ship.

Students will be able to communicate what life on a pirate ship was probably like.

Students will be able to name some famous local pirates and summarize their exploits in and around South Carolina.

Action for a cleaner tomorrow: A South Carolina Environmental Curriculum Supplement is an activity-based interdisciplinary curriculum supplement that can serve as a starting place for introducing basic environmental education in the classroom. In this lesson, students will examine how some waste can be recycled by composting.