Between 1820 and 1830, Charleston was feeling threatened by perceived economic disaster. During the Colonial period, trading and shipping with other cities had gained importance.Imports, as well as exports, were down. In DeBow’s Review, August 1849, it was reported that cotton exports from South Carolina were not keeping up with other states.This lesson explores why transportation was needed in Charleston, and the history of the "Best Friend of Charleston".
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Smart Board/LCD Projector - computers/individual devices - student access to the internet
- Smart Board/LCD Projector /Computers/personal devices
- If you have access to a Smart Board and the Education Gallery, pictures of the modes of transportation can be found along with a blank timeline. If you don't have access to a Smart Board, you can draw a time line on a chart and allow students to attach pictures of the modes of transportation in sequence of invention.
- A blank timeline
- Pictures of various modes of transportation from Native American canoes through the steam engine
- Completed SC map and blank maps of SC
- Chart paper and construction (or newsprint) paper
- Markers, pencils, and colored pencils
- 3-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of places and regions in South Carolina and the role of human systems in the state.
- People utilize, adapt to, and modify the physical environment to meet their needs. They also identify regions based on geographic and human characteristics to help them interpret Earth’s complexity. To understand how people interact with the phy...
- 3-5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and the twentieth century.
- South Carolina experienced major economic, political, and social changes during the late nineteenth and the twentieth century. To understand the effects of these changes, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following ind...