All Lesson Plans

Finding Buried Treasure

Students will be able to decipher coded messages to locate place where treasure is buried.

Floating and Sinking Litter

In this lesson, students observe which types of litter float and which types sink, leading to a discussion of what happens to litter as it decomposes at the bottom of lakes, ponds, and oceans. This subject is then expanded into a discussion of how litter could harm animals.

Folklore Represented in Folk Art

Students will be able to comprehend and analyze information from non-print sources.

Genocide and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This document is a unit plan designed to follow a unit on the Holocaust. The unit plan focuses on genocides around the world and their influences on the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The unit discusses the effectiveness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the connections among the Holocaust, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the creation of the declaration, as well as its influence. The unit covers history and human rights. The unit plan includes five lesson plans, each with a description of purpose, a pre-assessment strategy, a list of needed materials, an explanation of teaching strategy, and a summary. The document contains pre-assessment student worksheets, a classroom debate rubric, an oral report rubric, a list of resources, and a list of South Carolina teaching standards to which the unit applies.

Geological History of South Carolina

Students will be able to summarize the major tectonic events that shaped South Carolina.

Getting Around South Carolina: Now and Then

Students will be able to compare and contrast transportation in the 19th and 21st centuries.

Grip of the Anaconda

Charleston Harbor was an important site to both the North and the South during the Civil War. The Union was determined to close it down with its ironclad blockade, while the Confederacy counterattacked with the use of blockade-runners. Students will make and record observations about the physical and human characteristics of places and construct maps, graphs, tables, and diagrams to display social studies information.

Historic Earthquakes of South Carolina

Students will be able to describe societal impacts of earthquakes using the Mercalli Scale.

HL Hunley Enrichment Program, Middle School Level: Week Two, Day One

Students identify the finder of the H.L. Hunley through silent reading, partner reading and story question completion.

Holocaust Poetry Curriculum Guide

This is a curriculum guide for using poetry to teach 6th-grade students about the Holocaust. Goals indicate that students will be able to understand the characteristics of poetry and interpret devices of figurative language. In the unit, students will read and interact with literature such as poems, short stories, song lyrics, and resources from various web sites. The curriculum guide includes a reading list, organized by genre: memoirs/diaries, poetry, historical fiction, and non-fiction.