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Standard 4-6

4-6 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes, the course, and the effects of the American Civil War.

Grade(s): 3, 4, 5

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Type
History Comes Alive
History Comes Alive

Lesson

This integrated unit will encompass three parts. Students will begin by selecting a historical key figure they have studied during their time in 4th grade. After selecting their key figure, students...

Woodrow Wilson Family Home | Let's Go!
Woodrow Wilson Family Home | Let's Go!

Video

The Woodrow Wilson House in Columbia is the only museum in the nation dedicated to telling the story of Reconstruction. Reconstruction - the period after the end of the Civil War - remains one of the...
3D VR - Woodrow Wilson Family Home  | Let's Go!
3D VR - Woodrow Wilson Family Home | Let's Go!

Interactive

Located on 1705 Hampton Street, in historic downtown Columbia, South Carolina, this is the home where President Woodrow Wilson spent four years of his childhood. The house was built in 1871, during...
Remembering the Real Meaning of  Memorial Day
Remembering the Real Meaning of Memorial Day

Lesson

After learning about the origin and customs of Memorial Day, the students can connect to various online sites showing the important memorials that have been constructed to honor soldiers who were...

The Impact of the Cotton Gin
The Impact of the Cotton Gin

Lesson

Around the world, people wear cotton clothing, and they have done so for thousands of years. However, cotton did not gain popularity in England until the 15th century, due to the prominence of wool in...

Secession, Part 1 | Palmetto Heritage
Secession, Part 1 | Palmetto Heritage

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The story begins in 1858 in South Carolina. William Taylor's cousin Allen is visiting from Connecticut. Secession "fever" is rapidly engulfing the state. The scene shifts to West Point where the...
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...
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...