Southern Campaign

The Southern Campaign was critical in determining the outcome of the American Revolutionary War, yet the South’s importance has been downplayed in most historical accounts to date.  

Grades 6-12

Eight online educational lessons are based around short video segments produced in a documentary style, consisting of historical reenactments, demonstrations, interviews with historians, period artifacts and music, artistic renderings, and maps. 

South Carolina ETV, The National Park Service, The Self Family FoundationThe George Washington Endowment Fund of the National Society of the Sons of the American RevolutionThe South Carolina State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and The ETV Endowment of South Carolina (a contribution from Dr. Charles B. Hanna) collaborated to tell the stories of The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

 

Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six
Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko | Ninety Six

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Colonel Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a Polish–Lithuanian military engineer and a military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States. During the Siege of Ninety...
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six
The British "Star Fort" | Ninety Six

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The British fort, or "redoubt" at Ninety Six was nick-named "The Star Fort," due to the shape of the stronghold. The "star fort" provided an effective defensive position, built adjacent to the town of...
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six
General Nathanael Greene | Ninety Six

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Even though General Nathaniel Greene's army suffered a defeat at the hands of General Cornwallis at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Greene's army was largely still intact. Cornwallis moved his army...
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse

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The fife and drum played a crucial role during the American Revolution. They were used as tools for commanders to communicate with their troops. Fifes and drums were much easier to use for relaying...

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National Parks Service

National Parks Service

Teaching with Historic Places through the National Parks Service offers a series of more than 160 classroom-ready lesson plans (7 specifically for SC) that use historic sites as a means for exploring...