Lesson details


Social Studies

English Language Arts



Creative Communicator

Early South Carolinians

Reading - Informational Text


English Colonization

Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations

Use proper resources to clearly and concisely communicate

Recommended Technology: 

Computer, smartboard, ipads or Chromebooks for student use.

Other instructional materials or notes: 

Students should have a basic understanding of the South Carolina Colony before beginning this activity.

The Exploration of South Carolina

2-3 hours
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Our nation is made up of many different kinds of people who come from all over the world for many different reasons.  Some may come for jobs, family, political reasons, or a fresh start somewhere new.  In this lesson, students will examine why people coming from England moved to the “New World.”  Students will answer specific questions to determine why people wanted to leave what they were familiar with for something that was unknown.  Students will also create a display to help persuade those living in England to come to settle in South Carolina.

Essential Question: 

What would cause you to leave your homeland for an unexplored world?

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