Palmetto Heritage

Grades 6-12

The Palmetto Heritage programs have been created using the dramatizations produced as part of The Palmetto Special series.  Events, people and places that shaped our state’s history are shared through updated introduction segments with two young-adult hosts interwoven with re-purposed dramatizations that tell many of South Carolina’s important stories.

Produced by South Carolina Department of Education and ETV, these can be used as a resource in the study of South Carolina history on middle and high school grade levels. Please make sure your 8th grade South Carolina  History teachers know about this resource!  Some segments can also support elementary-grade level social studies curriculum. (From our Streamline collection)

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Battle of King's Mountain | Palmetto Heritage
Battle of King's Mountain | Palmetto Heritage

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In this program, Lord Cornwallis has ordered Major Patrick Ferguson, a Scotsman, to form the Loyalists into a strong royal militia. In late September 1780, Ferguson took up post near present day...
Brooks-Sumner Affair | Palmetto Heritage
Brooks-Sumner Affair | Palmetto Heritage

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In 1857 during the heated debate on Kansas in the Senate, Charles Sumner delivered a two-day speech entitled "The Crime Against Kansas," which contained an insulting denunciation of Senator Andrew...
Burning of Columbia | Palmetto Heritage
Burning of Columbia | Palmetto Heritage

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This reenactment is based on excerpts from Emma LeConte’s diary. Emma, then seventeen years old, kept a diary for several months in 1865 chronicling the approach, occupation and burning of the city of...
Charlesfort | Palmetto Heritage
Charlesfort | Palmetto Heritage

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In this story, in the year 1562, Jacques and Rouffi have sailed to the new world on an expedition to establish a colony for French Protestants (Huguenots). The Huguenot colony was settled on what is...
Charleston Tea Party | Palmetto Heritage
Charleston Tea Party | Palmetto Heritage

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Following the Tea Act of 1773 many colonial citizens refused to pay the duty and boycotted British tea. This video portrays actions taken by some citizens of Charleston in November and December, 1774...
Cherokees | Palmetto Heritage
Cherokees | Palmetto Heritage

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The story of the Cherokees is told through scenes from "lJnto These Hills" the outdoor drama in Cherokee, North Carolina that depicts the story of the Cherokees. The video centers around an Indian...
Denmark Vesey | Palmetto Heritage
Denmark Vesey | Palmetto Heritage

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The program begins with Vesey discussing the condition of slavery with an acquaintance who is a slave. Later, at a meeting, details of a plot are worked out with co-conspirators. Some are concerned...
John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Heritage
John C. Calhoun | Palmetto Heritage

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It is the summer of 1829 and Vice-President Calhoun is spending the Congressional recess at his home near Pendleton, South Carolina. His youngest daughter, Cornelia is helping her father with his...
Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Heritage
Legend of Isaqueena | Palmetto Heritage

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The Legend of Isaqueena blends fact with fantasy. An Indian trade based out of Ninety Six in the early 1750's grew to become the largest business operating outside of Charleston. Alan assisted with...
Palmetto Heritage - Teacher Resources
Palmetto Heritage - Teacher Resources

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The Palmetto Heritage programs have been created using the dramatizations produced as part of The Palmetto Special series. Events, people and places that shaped our state’s history are shared through...

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