Lesson Plans

Available are descriptions of lesson plans created by schools, educators, museums, state and federal parks, and other educational organizations.

People wrote lots of letters during the 1800s, but those letters would sometimes take very long time to arrive at their destinations.

This activity enlightens eighth graders on the life of Bertie Herbert Bowman. They will have a better understanding of the term "the American Dream", and they will see how Bowman achieved his American dream.

 

This activity enlightens eighth graders on the life of Bertie Herbert Bowman. They will have a better understanding of the term "Exodusters," and they will see how exodusters affected Bowman's life.

This activity allows students to look at Bowman's book Step by Step, and to understand the Jim Crow Laws. 

The students will calculate the route Bowman took from Summerton, South Carolina to Washington, D.C.

The students will be able to explain the contributions of individuals from South Carolina and how they influenced the history of United States.

Discuss the students' interpretation of the American dream. Analyze how Bertie Herbert Bowman achieved his American dream by overcoming obstacles of the Jim Crow era.

Students will identify the formal and informal responsibilities/qualifications of U.S. representatives and senators.

Students will read Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. They will also hear about Bertie Herbert Bowman's American dream. 

There are hundreds of historical photographs pertaining to Hobcaw Barony and the Baruch family, most of which are archived at the Georgetown County Digital Library (http://www.gcdigital.org/).