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The Constitutional Convention was a gathering of state delegates to rewrite the Articles of Confederation and create the Constitution. Nine of the Thirteen colonies were needed to ratify the Constitution in order for the Constitution to be in effect. The nation began to divide into two parties,...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, The New Nation
Subtopic:
Explore, collaborate, analyze, Formulate questions, Meaning and Context-Articulate ideas logically from credible sources, Meaning and Context-Consider viewpoints of others, Meaning and Context-Present ideas through multimedia/modalities, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Synthesize information, The New Nation and State, Transact with text
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin and in turn changed the path of America and its fortune. 

Read this excerpt from his obituary:  Judge Johnson, of South Carolina, speaking of this invention, in 1807, says, “The whole interior of the southern states was languishing. and...more

Grade:
7, 8
Subject:
Social Studies, Math, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Ratios and percentages using proportional reasoning, The New Nation
Subtopic:
Cotton Becomes King, Explore, collaborate, analyze, Formulate questions, Language, Craft and Structure-Employ craft techniques, Language, Craft and Structure-Select/employ craft techniques, Meaning and Context-Actively participate in discussions, Meaning and Context-Gather relevant information from diverse sources, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase data/conclusions, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Synthesize information, Transact with text
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

As sectionalism arose from racial/societal tension many events occurred that led  to South Carolina’s secession from the Union. Students will create an interactive timeline of the Road to Civil War. 

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Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, The Civil War
Subtopic:
Formulate questions, Language, Craft and Structure-Incoporate craft techniques, Meaning and Context-Actively participate in discussions, Meaning and Context-Engage in a range of collaborative discussions, Meaning and Context-Present ideas through multimedia/modalities, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Meaning and Context-Research through different medians and modalities, Meaning and Context-Utilize multimedia, Organize/categorize information, The Crisis of the 1850s
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Students will read letters written in history and see how they tell the story of the past and what society and the culture was like at the time.  After learning more about sectionalism and the division occurring during Antebellum Era, each student group will create infographs that analyze their...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Reading - Informational Text, The Civil War
Subtopic:
Forces of Unity and Division, Meaning and Context-Articulate ideas logically from credible sources, Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations, Meaning and Context-Maintain collaborative conversations, Meaning and Context-Present ideas through multimedia/modalities, Meaning and Context-Research through different medians and modalities, Meaning and Context-Summarize details to support central ideas
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

In these lessons, students will investigate the points of view of colonists who supported remaining loyal to Britain and those of colonists who supported breaking ties with Britain. 
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Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, The American Revolution
Subtopic:
Explore, collaborate, analyze, Formulate questions, Meaning and Context-Actively participate in discussions, Meaning and Context-Consider viewpoints of others, Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations, Meaning and Context-Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different medium, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Meaning and Context-Summarize details to support central ideas, Meaning and Context-Utilize multimedia, Reflect to comprehend, Synthesize information, The War for Independence, Transact with text
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

During Reconstruction and the years following the end of Reconstruction, segregation and redemptive southern policies greatly affected the lives of African Americans. Use the background information and the imaginative scenario to gain knowledge and experience how segregation and segregation...more

Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Reading - Informational Text, Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism, Writing
Subtopic:
Explore, collaborate, analyze, Formulate questions, Language, Craft and Structure-Select/employ craft techniques, Meaning and Context-Analyze/evaluate credibility/accuracy of information, Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations, Meaning and Context-Gather relevant information from diverse sources, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Meaning and Context-Research through different medians and modalities, Meaning and Context-Utilize multimedia, Meaning, Context, and Craft-Write argument text, Reconstruction Ends, Reflect to comprehend, Synthesize information, Transact with text
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

The Holocaust lessons were created to help students learn about the Holocaust from the testimonies of Holocaust survivors. Lesson 4 gives first hand accounts of the fear experienced by Jews living in German controlled territories and countries.By 1939, the schools were closed for Jewish children...more

Grade:
7, 10, 11
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
Causes and Effects of World Conflicts, Characteristics of Culture, Impact of World War II
Subtopic:
Economic, Humanitarian, and Diplomatic Effects of WWII, The Impact of the Holocaust, The impact of cultural factors on cooperation and conflict
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

Places are cultural artifacts that reflect a particular times or culture. They are central to our understanding of individual cultures and their histories. In this lesson students will examine how different cultures and time periods have shaped the natural habitat of the King’s Highway in Hobcaw...more

Grade:
3, 8
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
Early South Carolinians, Places and Regions in South Carolina, Settlement
Subtopic:
Early European Colonies, Interaction Between People and the Physical Landscape, Native American Tribal Groups, The First People
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Students will explore information regarding the Orangeburg Massacre and research other Civil Rights Era movements as they focus on the Essential Question. See below.
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Grade:
8
Subject:
Social Studies, English Language Arts
Topic:
Communication, Inquiry-Based Literacy, Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries, Reading - Informational Text
Subtopic:
Explore, collaborate, analyze, Formulate questions, Meaning and Context-Analyze/evaluate credibility/accuracy of information, Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations, Meaning and Context-Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different medium, Meaning and Context-Gather relevant information from diverse sources, Meaning and Context-Provide objective summary, Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing, Meaning and Context-Utilize multimedia, Reflect to comprehend, Synthesize information, The Civil Rights Movement, Transact with text
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

How free were the free blacks? Life for free blacks was not all peaches and cream. Although some were able to prosper they were not counted as citizens.  A few questions to consider are: Where did free Blacks live? What, if any, restrictions did they have?more

Grade:
3
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
South Carolina's Role in the American Revolution
Subtopic:
Perspectives of the Various Groups in South Carolina
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.

Students will be led in a discussion of how pleasing behaviors contribute to a happy family, classroom, job situation, and even a happier country.  Life Skills posters will be visible for a discussion on friendships, families, and job situations that might require a  person to have caring,...more

Grade:
1
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
Role of Citizens
Subtopic:
Principles of American Democracy
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson

Engaging complex question, problem or challenge. Student-centered investigating and responding, acquiring a deeper knowledge through active exploration and addressing real world issues over an extended period of time. Teacher's role is one of coach, facilitator, guide, advisor, or mentor.

Students will analyze primary sources to discern the beliefs of Ben Tillman and his “Tillmanites” and how those beliefs and values affected Progressive era reforms.more

Grade:
8, 11
Subject:
Social Studies
Topic:
Industrial Development, Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism
Subtopic:
Accomplishments and Limitations of Women’s Suffrage and the Progressive Movement, The Tilman Era
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson

Have an objective, time & materials required, a procedure for the lesson, a guided practice, an independent practice, closure and evaluation. Teacher-guided learning. Focus on what is being taught.