Lesson

Create Your Own Appeal: Conservation and Preservation in South Carolina

Lesson Overview

Part 1: Create Your Own Appeal – 45 minutes

Students will begin to think critically about issues relating to the conservation and preservation of places that have natural, cultural, or historic value. In completion of the Proposal Template provided, they will identify a place of significance in their community worthy of protection, while learning about the criteria and processes for the nomination of places for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Sites.

Part 2: Share Your Proposal - 2-4 class periods

After allowing preparation time, let students talk to the rest of the class about what they learned about their targeted places of significance in the completion of their proposal templates. Give them 3-5 minutes each for presentations.

Duration
Less than 1 hour
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Social Studies

Background

Pee Dee Explorer is a website that provides a look at the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the region in South Carolina that is called the Pee Dee. Named for its rivers, the Pee Dee region remains largely undeveloped. Rural, industrial, and agricultural lands are what mainly lie outside of a few small town centers. While struggling to maintain a vital economy, residents in some parts of the Pee Dee are finding value in the region’s natural areas and historic sites. This lesson aims to help students to think critically about conservation and preservation, while cultivating appreciation for the natural, cultural, and historic resources that remain hidden in plain sight all around us.

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