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Top 10 Lessons (2022) Top 10 Lessons

2022 Annual Report

January 1 - December 31, 2022

All lessons on have been created and vetted to address the South Carolina State Department of Education's academic standards and include cross-curricular activities, lesson progressions, assessments, and all the media and content links needed to teach the standards down to their indicators. Educators, we encourage you to submit your lesson plan.

Here are the top 10 lesson plans this month.

1. Absolute Monarch: The Reign of Louis XIV in France 

This Social Studies lesson asks the essential question, "How can we explain Louis XIV’s policies in ruling France as an absolute monarchy and characterize the style of his court?"

2. Gullah Gourmet 

Educators can invite their students to create and eat foods made from healthy Gullah ingredients that give a real “taste” of the culture. This lesson goes along great with our Gullah Net series.

You will notice the next three lessons also address Gullah! 

3. The 1920s - Not Roaring in South Carolina 

This lesson divulges on how the Great Depression of the 1920's and 1930's affected the economic and social lives of rural families in South Carolina.

4. Gullah Storybook

The goal of this multiple day lesson is to create an electronic storybook to teach younger students about Gullah. 

5. African Americans in South Carolina: Gullah 

In this lesson, students can read maps, use charts, and go to various sites to discover facts about the Gullah culture.

6. Catch the Gullah Beat: Rhythm and Percussion

With this lesson, students can design and play unique, student-made versions of traditional Gullah musical instruments. 

7. Creating Hidden Pictures®

Students can learn how things hide in nature, and apply those techniques to create their own Hidden Picture illustrations.

8. Mo Willems Author Study 

This two week English Language Arts unit uncovers the craft of writing with author Mo Willems. The first week is about Mo Willems's pigeon books and the second week includes his Knuffle Bunny, Piggie and Elephant books. 

9. Animal Behavior: How Animals Respond to Their Environment

Students will learn about how animals use behavior to respond to environmental stimuli that allow them to survive and reproduce.

10. LET'S PROTEST KING GEORGE! Creating Rebellion Posters Against the Stamp Act and Other Taxes

This lesson will help students understand the conflict between the American colonists and England, as they learn about the anger of the colonists over new British laws - The Sugar Act, The Stamp Act, The Tea Act, and The Intolerable Acts.

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