Lesson Plans

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Students will learn about SC African American History Calendar honoree Beatrice McKnight and the historical timeline associated with her life and work. Students will use knowledge from several subject areas to answer the questions in a quiz format.

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.

The students will be able to explain the lives of ordinary men and women during the Civil Rights Movement. The students will be able to explain the stories of the famous and not so famous individuals of the Civil Rights Movement.

Students will be able to define community activism and engage in a group activity that demonstrates community activism.

Students will be able to define community activism and engage in a group activity that demonstrates community activism.

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