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Coastal Plain Fossils and Mineral Resources

Students will be able to use fossil and mineral resource data to interpret geologic history.

Coastal Survivor Game

The students will:  Role play an organism within a coastal habitat. React to various scenarios affecting the organism

Colonial Arts and Crafts

Students will be able to discuss the importance of arts and crafts in defining culture.

Complete Upgrade for an Elementary Source Book

Students will be able to re-write and re-format resource booklet pages at a higher level.

Compound Words and Earthquakes

Students will be able to build their vocabulary by constructing compound words. Examples include geography terms such as earthquake, seismology, and epicenter.

Conduct Your Own Oral History Project

In this unit for grade 8, students will research the experience of going to the movies by conducting background research on the moviegoing experience in the early 20th century and then conducting oral history interviews with contemporary student peers and with family and/or friends representative of older generations.

Cove Forest Student Worksheet

This document is a student worksheet designed to supplement the SC LIFE Program’s Virtual Field Trips into South Carolina’s Ecosystems. The virtual field trip is an interactive presentation covering cove forests in  South Carolina, including information about cove forests’ physical features, the species and varieties of animals and plants living within them, ecological issues, and environmental threats to cove forests. The student worksheet is a list of questions based on the virtual fieldtrip which recalls students’ retention of the concepts covered in the presentation. This resource also includes a teacher answer key for the student worksheet.

Cowpens National Battlefield (Unit One)

This is Unit 1 of an eight-unit curriculum guide that the National Park Service has developed for teachers and students in 3rd through 8th grades, as part of the Parks as Classrooms Program initiated in 1993. This unit is designed to accompany visits to and study of the Cowpens National Battlefield in South Carolina. In this unit, students will describe characteristics of a national park, discuss some of the problems and critical issues facing national parks, and analyze acquired information to write a persuasive proposal for setting aside an area as a national park.  Students will explain the concept of national parks and their roles as defined by Congress. Students will differentiate between national parks and state parks. Students will create an imaginary park and design management and interpretive goals. Students will explain the relationship between cooperating associations and national parks and solve math problems related to cooperating association job descriptions. Students will construct a budget and explain priorities in spending. Finally, students will analyze problems and perform basic addition and subtraction as well as figure percentages.

Design an Upgrade for an Elementary Source Book

Students will be able to generate a series of research questions as part of a book upgrade.

Detecting Bias in Oral Presentation

Students will be able to recognize bias in presentations during oral town meeting format.

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