Lesson details

3, 7, 8

Visual & Performing Arts

Social Studies


Early South Carolinians

Global Trade After 1600


South Carolina's Role in the American Revolution

The American Revolution



Chronology of the American Revolution in South Carolina

Effects of the American Revolution

English Colonization

European Expansion

Mercantilism and Capitalism

Perspectives of the Various Groups in South Carolina

Political and Economic Aspects of Settlement Patterns

The Colonial Economy

The Colonial Government

The Road to Revolution

The War for Independence

Recommended Technology: 

None needed,  but access to technology and the internet, may aid in the lesson progression.

Other instructional materials or notes: 

Teacher lesson:

Group activity:

  • 5 handouts- “William Moultrie,” “Isaac Hayne,” “Christopher Gadsden,” “Peter Sinkler” “Charles Pinckney”
  • 5 large sheets of poster board (pre-titled, one for each of the four names)
  • 5 stacks of construction paper (variety of colors)
  • 5 pairs of scissors
  • 5 sets of markers (variety of colors)
  • 5 glue sticks


  • Crossword puzzle worksheet- “The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon” (one per student)
  • Rubric (one per student)

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will demonstrate their understanding of four historical, South Carolina figures and how their roles during the Revolution contributed to Charleston history, as well as make a connection between their four historical accounts and the history/role of the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon.

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