This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into European motivations for exploration and settlement as a result of the closing of the Silk Road. This indicator was also written to foster inquiry into the development of the Atlantic World, and t...

Grade(s): 6

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2019

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Rice As Cash Crop | Gullah Roots
Rice As Cash Crop | Gullah Roots

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Rice is a staple food of Sierra Leone. Rice is not only a favorite dish of Sierra Leoneans and the Gullah-Geechee, but it is also a part of their history. A dike system for cultivating rice worked...
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony
Beyond Barbados, Part 4 - Colony Of A Colony

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Most of the colonists who settled in Carolina were wealthy English planters, with names such as Middleton, Drayton, Colleton, and Yeamans. The vast wealth accrued in Carolina was due to the success of...
Beyond Barbados, Part 1 - In The Beginning
Beyond Barbados, Part 1 - In The Beginning

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Most students today understand that the Carolinas were colonized by the English who had come to the Charleston area by way of Caribbean trade routes, primarily Barbados. The story of Barbados is as...
Christopher Columbus | Periscope
Christopher Columbus | Periscope

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Corn is the descendant of a wild grass called teosinte. Native Americans used special growing techniques to change teosinte into larger ears of corn. In 1492, Christopher Columbus brought corn back to...
Charlesfort | Project Discovery Revisited
Charlesfort | Project Discovery Revisited

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Archaeologists with the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology are working to uncover the site formerly known as Charlesfort, the settlement established by Huguenots seeking refuge...