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Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne

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

Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne

The student will (TSW) compare and contrast teacher characteristics on a Venn diagram.  

Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne

Compare the economic conditions for various classes of people in SC, including elite, middle class, lower class, and independent farmers, enslaved and free African Americans.

Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne

Students will be able to: 1. describe important events in the life of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne; 2. identify three key aspects of the educational opportunities available to African Americans living in the south in the 1800s; and 3. create a reflective journal entry in which they identify at least two contributions made by Bishop Alexander Payne.

Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne

The students will: Be introduced to the life of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne. Be introduced to stain glass painting, its history and purposes. Create a “stain glass” painting on canvas using the media of acrylic paint.  Theme of the painting will relate to events of SC during the time Bishop Payne lived (approximately 1811 to 1893, focusing in on the events of the Civil War and reconstruction using the SC History curriculum and standards. 

Bivalve Biology

Students will learn: 1) both inside and outside structures of a bivalve; and 2) how these structures help each animal live in a different habitat.

Bivalve or Univalve?

Students will learn: 1) to look carefully at shells and observe differences between species; 2) the names of common shells; 3) to sort through shells or pictures of shells to determine similarities and differences; 4) to group species according to specific criteria; and 5) to communicate to the class what their shell is by listing it on a chart.

Black Americans in Congress Speak Their Mind

This activity is designed to accompany Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007.  Students have the opportunity to analyze a series of statements made by Black Americans who served in Congress. Students are encouraged to think about the role that quotations can play in the study of history.

Black Soldiers in the Civil War

In this activity students will analyze a two-page poster that the Government used to recruit recently freed slaves to fight for the Union Army during the Civil War. The poster refers to the Emancipation Proclamation and to President Lincoln's General Order 233 to provide equal pay for black soldiers and equal protection if they were captured by the Confederacy and became prisoners of war (POWs). They will learn how the U.S. Government tried to appeal to black soldiers and consider the importance of enlisting black soldiers to the Union's victory.


A lesson plan using an article from the Sandlapper Magazine about Jason Knight, South Carolina's Master Bladesmith.