This unit Between the Rivers is comprised of two lessons encompassing approximately fifteen days. Lesson One entitled Our Community focuses on the community in which we live and some of the many aspects of this community. During this lesson, the students will study our community and become familiar with a few of the geographic features. This lesson incorporates the natural resources that are in abundance in this area. The second lesson in the unit will examine the natural resources more closely.
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Technology is not necessary, but access to the internet may aid in the lesson progression.
Map of the United States of America
Sample of Tobacco
Visual Documents, see Placard-Passive Resistance, Placard-Field Work, Placard-Runaways, Placard -Slave Auction
- Slave Inventory
- Excerpts from slave children, see Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4
- Slave Work Schedule (activity)
- Slavery in South Carolina (article)
- Primary source pictures of Hewn Timber Cabins
- 2-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the local community as well as the fact that geography influences not only the development of communities but also the interactions between people and the environment.
- Geography influences the development of communities. To understand the connections between communities and the environment, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
- 2-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of cultural contributions made by people from the various regions in the United States.
- Diverse cultures have contributed to our nation’s heritage. To understand cultural differences and appreciate diverse ideals and values within his or her community, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following ind...