Lesson Plans

The students will be able to explain the contributions of individuals from South Carolina and how they influenced the history of United States. The students will be able to explain how personal actions are constrained by larger social or historical conditions.

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/). Many of these photographs can also be found throughout the Between the Waters website. They provide a rich visual record of life at Hobcaw during the first half of the 20th century, and an opportunity for students to increase their literacy skills. Photographs contain a great deal of information but they can also contain misinformation. In this lesson students learn how to analyze or “read” a photograph, an important aspect of visual literacy.

 Students will conduct research through the use of the internet or by means of an interview of a relative, neighbor, or community member that was in elementary school during the 1960’s. The student will gather information to create a school schedule from the 1880’s, 1930’s, 1950’s 1960’s to compare and contrast the timeline of school schedules.  

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

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

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.

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.

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