Lesson

The King’s Highway - Places as Cultural Artifacts

Lesson Overview

Places are cultural artifacts that reflect a particular times or culture. They are central to our understanding of individual cultures and their histories. In this lesson students will examine how different cultures and time periods have shaped the natural habitat of the King’s Highway in Hobcaw Barony. Students will answer specific questions to determine who interacted with the natural environment on King’s Highway as well as how that interaction may have affected both people and the environment. They will also examine how cultural beliefs and practices contributed to changes in the natural environment, as well as patterns of migration, and economic development. Finally, students will answer an essential question that is applicable to the historical periods examined as well as to our present time.

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How do cultural beliefs, past experiences, personal backgrounds and aspirations change the ways people interact with their environment?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

3, 8

Social Studies

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Lesson Created By: Kelly Hogan Kinard - Edited by Lisa Ray and Lewis Huffman

Lesson Partners: The Belle W. Baruch Foundation, ETV Education