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)

Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 3 | Palmetto Heritage

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Thomas Sumter was determined to drive the British out from South Carolina. “The Fighting Gamecock” earned his moniker due to his tenacity in battle. A band of British assassins attempted to sneak into...
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage
Pickens, Marion, Sumter, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage

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While the British tangled with Andrew Pickens in South Carolina’s upstate, Francis Marion’s patriots fought the British in the Pee Dee region. Marion was known as “The Swamp Fox” due to his effective...
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...
Secession, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage
Secession, Part 2 | Palmetto Heritage

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Back in South Carolina in December 1860 for a short Christmas break, Allen finds the Secession convention in session at the First Baptist Church in Columbia. He then accompanies his father, who is a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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