Lesson Outcomes

Tell Them We Are Rising: Successes and Failures of Reconstruction for People of Color

Tell Them We Are Rising: Successes and Failures of Reconstruction for People of Color

School: Lakeview Middle School

Grade(s): 10

Mr. Joseph combined traditional lecture with media from PBS Learning Media and documentary to enhance student learning.  Students recorded their responses during the lesson on their laptops.

Critically Analyze and Understand Primary/ Secondary Resources using FDR’s 1933 Inauguration

Critically Analyze and Understand Primary/ Secondary Resources using FDR’s 1933 Inauguration

School: North Charleston High School

Grade(s): Higher Education

Students successfully used the first inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt to critically analyze primary and secondary sources. The students were able to critically analyze sources for bias and objectivity and to understand the strengths and weaknesses of primary and secondary sources. Through the use of personalized learning, students were able to create either a chart, visual presentation, or audio narrative to analyze their findings.

LEGO Storytelling

LEGO Storytelling

School: Forts Pond Elementary School

Grade(s): 5

Students work on retelling a story from the book Something Beautiful

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Catesby Onstage

Catesby Onstage

School: North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary

Grade(s): 5

The lesson was a dance performance project created by Erin Leigh, Choreographer and Dance Educator at the College of Charleston.  It features the drawings of Mark Catesby. An English naturalist who came to S.C. to record the plants and animals in their natural habitat. The drawings were used as a jumping off place for students to learn dance movements that correlate to animal movements and habitat.  
The performance and class were presented at the North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School.

To learn more about Mark Catesby visit, PBS LearningMedia

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A PBL to Connect the Battles of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

A PBL to Connect the Battles of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

School: ETV Education

Grade(s): 10

Behind the Scenes clip, William Richardson talks about the new offering. The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as Brattonsville, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens expelled the British invaders and defeated their loyalist friends, leading to the surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (North Carolina) and the siege of Ninety Six are also featured in the series.

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Bird Survival Through Adaptations

Bird Survival Through Adaptations

Grade(s): 5 7 8

The Project-based Lesson results in a scientific exploration of bird adaptations to environmental habitats as students journey through activities to represent the work of a naturalist from the 18th century.

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