8.4.CE Extender

Grade(s): 8

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2019

Textile Capital of the World | Let's Go!

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The textile industry was the dominant industry in South Carolina for many years, but it became so successful that Greenville was even known as the "Textile Capital of the World." Greenville became so...
Working in the Textile Mills | Let's Go!

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Upcountry History Museum volunteer, Charles Blakely, shares his experience working in a textile mill. Blakely, who worked in a mill in Laurens, S.C. for one summer, says working in a textile mill was...
Hartsville, Part 1
Episode 1

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Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Hartsville, South Carolina, and its founder, Thomas Edwards Hart. In addition to being a farmer, Thomas Hart was also a merchant, peace-keeper, the first...
Greenwood, Part 1
Episode 1

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Greenwood County is known as “The Railroad Center for Western South Carolina.” Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Greenwood County, and talks about one of Greenwood’s most well known...
Edgefield
Episode 1

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The name “Edgefield” derives from its location at the edge of Indian battlefields. Edgefield’s reputation for being a political hot bed was enhanced by events that occurred in the home called Oakley...
Robert Smalls, Part 1 | The Big Picture
Episode 1

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In this episode, host Alex Sanders, takes a look at a South Carolina Civil War hero, Robert Smalls. Smalls was born as an enslaved person in 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina. In 1851, Smalls was hired...