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Standard 8-4.1

8-4.1 Explain the importance of agriculture in antebellum South Carolina, including the plantation system and the impact of the cotton gin on all social classes.

Grade(s): 6, 7, 8

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Type
Denmark Vesey | Palmetto Heritage
Denmark Vesey | Palmetto Heritage

Video

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...
Forces of Unity and Division
Forces of Unity and Division

Lesson

Students will read letters written in history and see how they tell the story of the past and what society and the culture was like at the time. After learning more about sectionalism and the division...

Rice Cultivation | Palmetto Special
Rice Cultivation | Palmetto Special

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Three students take a field trip in "The Palmetto Special" as it travels from Columbia to Georgetown. After a brief stop at Poinsett State Park in Sumter County, the van arrives in Georgetown where...
William Gregg | S.C. Hall of Fame
William Gregg | S.C. Hall of Fame

Video

William Gregg (1800-1867) was born in Charleston and was a leading advocate of Southern industrialization. He founded a successful cotton mill in Graniteville, South Carolina and brought the concept...
Joel Poinsett | S.C. Hall of Fame
Joel Poinsett | S.C. Hall of Fame

Video

Joel Roberts Poinsett wore many hats in his lifetime, but is mostly known for bringing the Poinsettia Christmas Flower to the United States. He has been labeled Diplomat, Botanist and Statesman.