Teacher Lesson Ideas

Why is Anderson, SC called the Electric City?

Students look at newspapers and visual resources from the Anderson County Museum to understand how Anderson came to be known as the "Electric City." They look at how electricity shaped the growth of the town. These fifth grade students then write a reflective journal entry, in which they image how they would have felt to get electricity in their home for the first time.

Sarah Maney
Buena Vista Elementary
2004 Upstate Institute

Delisa H. McCall
Starr Elementary
2004 Upstate Institute

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