Timeline of Lesson Plans and Primary Sources

Links to lessons below appear on a timeline under one of eight Historical Eras ranging from "Encounters in the New World (up to 1607)" to "Contemporary America (1945 to present)." To the left of the timeline are thumbnail images of local primary sources and virtual tours relating to South Carolina and American history.

A list of additional lesson plan ideas from participating teachers.

List of primary sources is available.

 

  • Encounters in the New World

  • Thibou Letter

    Early Explorer Time-Line
    Grade Level: 4th

    Exploration and Encounters
    Grade Level: 4th

    But Where Is It On This Modern Map?
    Grade Level: 4th

    Hernando De Soto's Trip through South Carolina
    Grade Level: 4th

    The Roanoke Mystery (1587)
    Grade Level: 4th

    Southeastern Native Americans' Lifestyles
    Grade Level: 4th

  • Colonization, Settlement, and Communities

  • Indenture contract
    Izard Inventory, page 1, click here to view the document in Flash.

    Rules, Rules, Rules (1620)
    Grade Level: 4th

    Lowcountry Rice Planting and Cooking (1700s)
    Grade Level: 8th

    The Role of African Slaves on South Carolina Rice Plantations Grade Level: 4th

    Gullah Contributions to South Carolina History
    Grade Level: 3rd/Special Education

    Comparing Two Colonial Plantations (1733 & 1763)
    Grade Level: 8th

    "The Trading Post with the Most: Colonial Dorchester's Settlement and Economy"
    (1735-1750)
    Grade Level: 4th

    "Effects of the Stono Rebellion"
    (1739)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Stono Rebellion (1739)
    Grade Level: 4th

    "An eye for an eye" (1740)
    Grade Level: 6th

    Early Colonial Labor Force
    (1740s)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Am I Really Free? (1740's)
    Grade Level: 4th

    Trade Trials Treaties (1761)
    Grade Level: 4th

  • The Revolution and the New Nation

  • Articles of Association 1775

    1776Constitution

    Wake Up King George (1765)
    Grade Level: 4th

    Natural Dyes
    Grade Level: 2nd

    Why War? Causes of the American Revolution and South Carolina's Role
    Grade Level: 8th

    Into the Wild: Settling the South Carolina Backcountry
    Grade Level: 8th

    South Carolina Responds (1775)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Battle of Fort Moultrie (1776)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Loyalist or Patriot (1780)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Battle of Huck's Defeat (1780)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Revolutionary Women of South Carolina (1780)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Henry Laurens in the Tower of London (1780-1781)
    Grade Level: 8th

    General Greene to General Marion: Your State is Invaded, Your All is At Stake
    Grade Level: 3rd

    Kate Fowler: Tory Spy             Grade Level: 3rd

    The Old Folks Will Bless You and the Girls Kiss You
    Grade Level: 4th

    "Doing History" The Crafting of a Christopher Gadsden Biography (1723-1805)
    Grade Level: 8th

    The Impact of the Cotton Gin Grade Level: 4th

  • Expansion and Reform

  • Page from James Carr's Journal
    1849Map

    Benjamin Hawkins and the Creek Indians (around 1800)
    Grade Level: 8th

    The Voices of Slavery
    (early 1800s)
    Grade Level: 4th

    Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd How Spirituals Helped Slaves...
    Grade Level: 5th

    Buying, Selling and Trading in Antebellum South Carolina
    (early 1800s)
    Grade Level: High School

    Interpreting History With Artifacts (1800s)
    Grade Level: 4th

    They're Only Children (1800s) Grade Level: 3rd

    African American Life in the Pee Dee Before the Civil War (mid 1800s)
    Grade Level: 3rd

    Jacksonian America
    Grade Level: High School

    The Charleston Railroad
    (mid 1800s)
    Grade Level: 3rd

    End of the Line: What Happened to the Blue Ridge Railroad? Grade Level: 5th

    The Wild, Wild West, or Was It? Grade Level: 5th

    Oktoberfest: Celebration Honoring the Founding Settlers of Walhalla
    Grade Level: 3rd

    Slavery, Manumission, and Freedom: Free Blacks in Charleston before the Civil War (pre 1860)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Black Slave Owners in Charleston
    Grade Level: 8th

    Slave Auctions (1858)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Examining Slave Auction Documents  (1859-1860)
    Grade Level: High School


    From Slave to Entrepreneur: The Life and Times of William Ellison Grade Level: 8th

    Between the Rivers
    Grade Level: 2nd

  • Crisis of the Union: Civil War and Reconstruction


  • Ordinance of Secession

    View from the Statehouse

    Secession: A Southern Perspective (1860-1866)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Robert Smalls: Warrior and Peacemaker (1862-1915)
    Grade Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th

    “Will I or Won’t I?” Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, 54th Massachusetts Regiment
    (1863-1865)
    Grade Level: High School

    SC Black Codes (1865)
    Grade Level: High School

    Where Do We Go From Here?
    (1865-1870)
    Grade Level: 8th

    Using Primary Sources to Discover Reconstruction
    Grade Level: 5th

    What Price Freedom! Civil War Reconstruction
    Grade Level: 5th

    Being There (1870s)
    Grade Level: 8th

    The World the Civil War Made!
    Grade Level: 8th

    Intimidation at Its Best
    Grade Level: 5th

  • The Development of Modern America

  • Suggested by Senator Tillman's Speech in the Senate, 19 March 1896
    Child Labor in the Carolinas, 1909

    Kensington Mansion: Plantation, Sharecroppers, Tenants (1865-1912)
    Grade Level: High School

    Turn of the Century Immigration
    Grade Level: High School

    History Mystery: The Case of Giovanni Baptista Sanguinetti
    Grade Level: High School

    Trial at the Turn of the Century: A Window on a World
    (1893-1903)
    Grade Level: High School

    John Gary Evans and the Politics of Race (1895-6)
    Grade Level: High School

    Ben Tillman and Political Reform in South Carolina(1890s)
    Grade Level: High School

    What Was South Carolina's Role in the Spanish American War?
    (1898)
    Grade Level: 7th

    Child Labor in the Carolinas
    Grade Level: 5th

    Goin' On Strike
    Grade Level: 5th

    Images from South Carolina Cotton Mills (1909)
    Grade Level: 5th

    Memories of a Mill Town
    Grade Level: 3rd

    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
    Grade Level: 6th

  • Modern America and the World Wars

  • Japan Attacks!
    War Bonds poster. Doing all you can, brother? Buy War Bonds.

    Segregated Soldiers (1917-1918)
    Grade Level: 5th

    Lines From Behind The Lines (1917-1918)
    Grade Level: 5th

    The 1920s - Not Roaring in South Carolina (1920s)
    Grade Level: 5th

    Great Depression in SC (1930s)
    Grade Level: 3rd

    What a Kind Santa Claus You Are (1930s)
    Grade Level: High School

    The Historical and Economic Impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps in South Carolina
    Grade Level: 8th

    Work and Play in South Carolina Grade Level: 3rd & 5th

    World War II
    Grade Level: 5th

    Social Effects of WWII on SC (1941)
    Grade Level: 5th

    Social Effects of WWII on SC (1941, Pt.2)
    Grade Level: 5th

    Social Effects of WWII on SC
    (1942, Pt. 3)
    Grade Level: 5th

    Social Effects of WWII on SC
    (1942, Pt. 4)
    Grade Level : 5th

    WACS, WAVES, & SPARS
    (1942)
    Grade Level: 8th

    "No Gold Stars For Me, Please!"
    (1942)
    Grade Level: 8th

    The Enemy in Our Own Backyard! (1943)
    Grade Level: High School

    "A Costly Prosperity" (1944)
    Grade Level: 8th

  • Contemporary America

  • From Cotton to Baseball: How Greenville Grew
    Grade Level: 8th

    Walking Down Main Street: The Changing Times of a Railroad Town (1900-1930s)
    Grade Level: 8th

    The Historical and Economic Impact of Military Bases in South Carolina
    Grade Level: 8th

    School Desegretation: Briggs v. Elliott (1940s)
    Grade Level: High School

    Desegregation of Public Schools in South Carolina
    Grade Level: 5th

    Busting Down the Doors of Segregation
    Grade Level: 3rd

    "Separate But Equal?" (1948s)
    Grade Level: 3rd

    Traveling Southern Style(1950s)
    Grade Level: 3rd

    Who is Sarah Fleming? (1954)
    Grade Level: 5th

    Civil Rights Through Photographs (1930-1960)
    Grade Level: 5th and 8th

    Why Jim Crow?
    Grade Level: 5th

    With All Deliberate Speed
    Grade Level: 8th

    Charleston Architectural Study
    Grade Level: 8th

    Too Large to be a Lunatic Asylum: South Carolina’s Mental Health (1828-1960s)
    Grade Level: 8th

    History, Artifacts, and Museums
    Grade Level: High School