Southern Campaign

Grades 6-12

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.  

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.

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. Media for the series is on the web at SCETV’s KnowItAll.org (see below) where lesson plans are also available.

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About The Southern Campaign
About The Southern Campaign

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The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as...
Brattonsville - Choosing Sides | The Southern Campaign
Brattonsville - Choosing Sides | The Southern Campaign

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After the crushing defeat at Waxhaws, the people of the South Carolina back country had a decision to make. Were they “Tories”—loyal to the crown; or would they become “Whigs” or “partisans” and fight...
Continental Congress
Continental Congress

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"The Continental Congress, also known as the Philadelphia Congress, was a convention of delegates called together from the Thirteen Colonies which became the governing body of the United States during...
Revolutionary War Names | Southern Campaign
Revolutionary War Names | Southern Campaign

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Americans opposed to the British were known as “patriots,” “Whigs” “rebels,” or “partisans.” Americans on the British side were called “loyalists,” “royalists,” “Tories,” “the King’s men,” or “Crown...

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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...