All Lesson Plans

An Unlikely Friendship

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

Analyze Patterns and Distribution of Gold Mines

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

Anthony and Helen Grant

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

Anthony and Helen Grant

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.

Anthony and Helen Grant

This activity enlightens high school students on the lives of Helen Nelson Grant and Anthony Grant. Students will take the role of entrepreneurs and try to open new businesses in their communities.

Aquatic Insects found in Mountain Streams and their Adaptations

Students will recognize, characterize, and describe three microhabitats of a mountain stream: riffle, run, and pool. They will also identify the abiotic factors that might affect the insects that live in different habitats within the stream and in what way, and then discuss morphological adaptations that insects would need in order to prosper in that habitat. The students will then go out into the field, identify the microhabitats, and collect insects from those areas. The students will take the insects back to the lab, examine the insects under a microscope, identify them in order, and observe the adaptations they see in the insects they collected. They will then graphically represent their findings and write a paragraph explaining their graphs.

Archaeology Acrostic

In this lesson students write free-verse acrostic poems about archaeology using the letters of the word “archaeology” to begin each line. After proofreading the poems are recopied or typed and illustrated and then mounted on construction paper for display. 

Attack of the Hunley

Students, who are already familiar with the overall story of the H.L. Hunley, will use class discussion to arrive at a deeper understanding of the hardships and dangers faced by the crew, and especially the effects of weather factors on the little submarine’s mission.

Note: Lesson starts on page 59.

Battling Through the Revolutionary War

Students will learn about the major battles of the Revolutionary war through the Internet and streaming videos. Each student will research a battle from the Revolutionary War and write a newspaper article describing who, what, when, where, and why the battle occurred. 

Beatrice Taylor McKnight

The student will be able to analyze the effects of the civil rights movement on McKnight examining the impact she has had on her community.

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