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Bird adaptations
Bird adaptations

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Students will engage in a project-based learning lesson to discover how beak adaptations affect what birds eat.

Fort Hill Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
Fort Hill Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

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Fort Hill, the antebellum plantation of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman, started as a four-room Clergy Hall. Through a succession of Calhoun-Clemson women, Fort...
Beyond Barbados Glossary | Carolina Stories
Beyond Barbados Glossary | Carolina Stories

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Part 1: In the Beginning (CLICK FOR VIDEO) Amalgam – A mixture or blend Amerindians – A member of the indigenous peoples of the Americas Barbados – An island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West...
Beyond Barbados, Part 6 - From Whence They Came
Beyond Barbados, Part 6 - From Whence They Came

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Gullah is the blending of all the cultures that came together during that horrible time in human history called the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The connection between Barbados and South Carolina is...
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony

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Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of...
Beyond Barbados, Part 5 - A Cultural Hearth
Beyond Barbados, Part 5 - A Cultural Hearth

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The success of Barbados, Carolina, America, the New World for that matter is coterminous with slavery. The labor, the technology, the ingenuity, and the culture that supported this global economy is...
Beyond Barbados, Part 3 - The Barbados Adventurers
Beyond Barbados, Part 3 - The Barbados Adventurers

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With the success of the sugarcane crop, Barbados quickly became the wealthiest colony in the New World, and the most densely populated place on the planet. Successful colonists lived lavish lifestyles...
Emancipation of Slavery And Barbadian Architecture
Emancipation of Slavery And Barbadian Architecture

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The end of slavery in Barbados was a much more peaceful transition compared to how slavery ended in South Carolina. In Barbados, the slave system was traded in favor of a wage labor system. Each freed...
Settlement In Carolina
Settlement In Carolina

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By 1655, Barbados would become the most densely populated place on Earth. Once there was no more room for expansion on Barbados, the decision was made to fund a settlement in North America, between...
Origins Of The Gullah Language
Origins Of The Gullah Language

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The institution of slavery also made its way to South Carolina from Barbados. With the ever-growing demand for slave labor in South Carolina, colonists needed more workers from Africa to tend...
Barbados' Origins
Barbados' Origins

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Barbados is a coral island, which was already known to the Spanish by 1500. A Portuguese mariner named Pedro Campos landed on the island in 1536, but the first English colonist to land on the island...
Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina
Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina

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The Barbadian heritage lives on in Charleston today - descendants of the slaves brought over from Barbados, and descendants of plantation owners, still currently reside in Charleston. How does...
Introduction
Introduction

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The art of sweetgrass basket-weaving is a cherished tradition passed down from generation to generation, kept alive today by African Americans living in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. The first wave of...
"Tuk" Music
"Tuk" Music

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“Tuk” music is a uniquely Barbadian form of music that developed as a result of severe restrictions placed on the African slaves by their plantation owners. “Tuk” music lives on today, thanks to the...