All Lesson Plans

Adaptations

Students will learn: 1) what an adaptation is; and 2) to research a specific mollusk.

Adaptations to the Environment: A Living Fossil – the American Horseshoe Crab

Students will learn the anatomy and natural history of the horseshoe crab, recognize and explain adaptations used by horseshoe crabs to interact successfully with their environments, and investigate the evolutionary history of the horseshoe crab. They will also examine ecological issues concerning the horseshoe crab and its harvest for medicinal uses.

Adaptations to the Environment: A Living Fossil – the American Horseshoe Crab

Students will learn the anatomy and natural history of the horseshoe crab, recognize and explain adaptations used by horseshoe crabs to interact successfully with their environments, and investigate the evolutionary history of the horseshoe crab. They will also examine ecological issues concerning the horseshoe crab and its harvest for medicinal uses.

African American English

In this activity, students learn about the history of African American English and the meaning of dialect and linguistic patterns. Students watch a video about African American English and analyze the dialect's linguistic patterns.

African American Leaders in the U.S. Military

Students will:

• Discuss and define what it means to have an impact on society

• Discuss and demonstrate how the Tuskegee Airmen overcame discrimination and made an impact on society

• Determine if any members of their family are/were in the military

• Research African Americans in the U.S. Military

• Develop questions and responses about military leaders, using an historical context. Non-Fiction (read, listen & view) History & Citizenship (social studies) Public Speaking (write & speak) 

African Passages

African Passages is an online exhibit consisting of 49 image resources (photographs, maps, and documents) and 35 extended captions that commemorate the Ashley River Corridor in Charleston, South Carolina, as a unique site of memory in the history of slavery in the United States. This teaching guide offers suggestions for how teachers might use this website in their classes. It is structured so that teachers can use as much or as little of the suggested activities and questions as fits their needs.

Air, Air Is Everywhere

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. This lesson will have students naming and describing the characteristics of air.

Allendale: Altered Geography

Students will be introduced to Allendale, SC, as they learn about its prosperity in the 1950s and its economic loss in the 1990s. Students will determine how the transportation routes between the northern United States through South Carolina to Florida impacted this area causing it to become one of the poorest sections of the South Carolina. Information will then be examined to determine ways to improve the prosperity of the area today. The lesson concept can be modified to be taught in such a way as to focus on any South Carolina County. 

An Educator's Guide to Folly Beach

This site was designed to offer basic information on South Carolina's barrier islands for both educators and non-educators alike. It offers background content and images for educators to use in teaching marine science. 

An introduction to slave narratives: Harriet Jacobs' Life of a Slave Girl

In this lesson, students will learn about the life experiences of slaves in the United States during the 1800s by reading the story of a North Carolina slave woman who eventually escaped.

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