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Students will learn about South Carolina’s six regions and four main river systems. They will locate the regions and rivers on a map.,
Students will learn about the American Indians of South Carolina, including how they interacted with their physical environment to find food and shelter., ,
Students will learn about the Spanish and French explorers and their attempts to settle South Carolina. They will discuss some ways exploration affected American Indians.,
Students will learn about the new colony of South Carolina, including the Lords Proprietors and its relationship to the island of Barbados., , , ,
Students will learn about the pirates who sailed the seas off the coast of South Carolina, including Anne Bonny, Stede Bonnet and Blackbeard.
Students will learn about life in colonial South Carolina, including Charles Town and the Backcountry. They will discuss how the colony affected the Cherokee and the condition of slaves., , ,
Students will learn about events leading up to the American Revolutionary War, including the desire for representation, unfair taxes and the Boston Tea Party., ,
Students will learn about the American Revolutionary War and its effect on the people of South Carolina. They will read about Francis Marion, known as the “Swamp Fox"., ,
Students will learn about the creation of the state after the Revolutionary War. They will read about the three branches of the national and state governments. Students will discuss the problems the new state encountered., , ,
Students will learn about the economy and the lives of plantation owners during the antebellum period., , , ,
Students will learn about the life of slaves on South Carolina plantations. They will read about how the increasing demand for cotton also increased the number of slaves., , ,
Students will learn about some of the differences in life in the North and South in the United States and how these differences eventually led to the Civil War., , ,
Students will learn about the Civil War and its effect on South Carolina., ,
Students will learn about the story of the Confederate submarine the H.L. Hunley and its role in the Civil War., ,
Students will learn about life during Reconstruction in South Carolina, including the new government and what life was like for the newly freed slaves., ,
Students will learn about the state’s growing textile industry. They will discuss child labor and subsequent child labor laws.
Students will learn about World War I and its effect on South Carolina. They will discuss the discrimination that African American soldiers encountered.
Students will learn about the Great Depression and how it affected the people of our state and the U.S. They will discuss the migration of many people from South Carolina to other parts of the country.,
Students will learn about World War II and how it affected the people of South Carolina. They will discuss changes in agriculture, industry and home life following the war., , ,
Students will learn about racial discrimination in South Carolina and the U.S. They will read about the fight for civil rights, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Act of the mid-1960s.
Students will learn about state and local branches of government in South Carolina. They will discuss civic responsibility.,
Students will learn about the different kinds of resources in their lives (i.e., natural, human, and capital). They will read about Mary McLeod Bethune.,
Students will learn about the roles transportation and communication have played in South Carolina’s past and present.
Students will read about the many fun festivals that are celebrated in South Carolina.,
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