Lesson Plans

This online exhibition and educator resource series focuses on the complex history of emancipation and the period of Reconstruction that followed the American Civil War. After Slavery showcases a rich collection of source materials organized for high school and college/university classroom use. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Judges Sol Blatt Jr. and Matthew Perry Jr.

Students will be able to recognize and describe patterns of rock distribution in the state.

This lesson utilizes a primary source and provides students with insight of some of artillery types used during the Civil War. Students will be able to analyze a photograph for content and describe different elements in a photograph.

This activity enlightens first graders on the lives of Helen Nelson Grant and Anthony Grant. Then, they make brochures about laws citizens follow.

This activity enlightens high school students on the lives of Helen Nelson Grant and Anthony Grant. They should be aware of the Grants’ accomplishments, and brainstorm how to start a new business. They may be asked to contact members of chambers of commerce about starting a business.