Lesson

Prosperity for South Carolina

Lesson Overview

In this series of learning experiences, students will gather information from primary source documents and media in order to develop an understanding of how early South Carolinians used their natural, human and political resources to gain economic prosperity. Students will explore and gather evidence in order to explain how the cultivation of rice and indigo, and the connections with the people of Barbados and West Africa produced economic success for South Carolina. 
 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

In what ways did the cultivation of rice and indigo and the connections to Barbados and West Africa create a prosperous economy for South Carolina?
 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

8

Social Studies

  • Sentence strips or adding machine paper 
  • Chart paper
  • Chart markers
  • Highlighters

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Lesson Created By: Cherlyn Anderson

Lesson Partners: ETV Education, Knowitall.org, S2TEM Centers SC