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 they visit the Rice Museum. Some of the processes in the cultivation of rice are reviewed here. Next stop is a daytime visit to the ruins of Prince Fredericks' church and then a return visit that evening for a "ghost hunt."
The Reenactment: The opening scene is the Hot and Hot Fish Club at Waccamaw Neck, c.1850. Young Paul Weston is playing a game of billiards with Hugh Fraser and lamenting his father's recent death. They discuss plantation life, rice and slavery. Paul then leaves to check on some trucks at one of his plantations. There he visits two slaves, Tricia and John Judah, who describe for him the functional operation of the Trunk System. At the request of Mr Fraser, Paul then checks on the progress of work at Prince Fredericks and talks to Mr. Gunn.
Major locations for the reenactnrent were:
- Pawley's Island, South Carolina
- Annandale Plantation, Georgetown, South Carolina,
- Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, South Carolina.
Mr. Gunn was a real person. Whether or not he is a real ghost is left up to the individual. The other characters, while based on real people, were fictitious. The situations were representative of the situations that occurred.
- 3-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina.
- 3-2.0 The inhabitants of the early Carolina colony included native, immigrant, and enslaved peoples. To understand how these various groups interacted to form a new and unique culture, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the...
- 3-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the antebellum period, the causes and effects of the Civil War, and the impact of Reconstruction in South Carolina.
- 3-4.0 South Carolina played a key role in events that occurred before, during, and after the Civil War; and those events, in turn, greatly affected the state. To understand South Carolinas experiences during this tumultuous time, the student will utili...
- 4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the settlement and colonization of North America, including South Carolina, between 16001730.
- 4.1.CE Identify the effects of changing economic systems on the diverse populations in British North America.
- 4.1.CX Contextualize the experience of Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans in South Carolina.
- 4.1.E Analyze multiple perspectives on the economic, political, and social developments of British North America and South Carolina.
- 4.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the identity of a new nation, including the state of South Carolina between 17301800.
- 8-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the United States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
- 8-1.0 The human mosaic of the South Carolina colony was composed of indigenous, immigrant, and enslaved populations. To understand how these differing backgrounds melded into an entirely new and different culture, the student will utilize the knowledge...
- 8-4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War.
- 8-4.0 The outbreak of the Civil War was the culminating event in a decades-long series of regional issues that threatened American unity and South Carolinas identity as one of the United States. To understand how South Carolina came to be at the center...
- 8.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development of South Carolina during the settlement and colonization of North America in the period of 1500 1756.
- 8.1.CE Analyze the factors that contributed to the development of South Carolinas economic system and the subsequent impacts on different populations within the colony.
- 8.1.CO Compare the three British North American colonial regions economically, politically, socially, and in regard to labor development.
- 8.1.P Summarize major events in the development of South Carolina which impacted the economic, political, and social structure of the colony.