The lesson begins with a young man making an "economic decision" concerning the purchase of a pair of running shoes. The host defines economics beginning with, "Economics is that branch of the social studies which deals with how people use productive resources to satisfy their wants--it deals with land, labor, capital goods and management and entrepreneurship. "
Following this are a number of clips from manner with economics. Each is introduced by a student. These include:
- Student at Palisade at Charles Towne landing introducing "Charles Town" clip.
- Student near marshes at Charles Towne landing introducing "Rice Cultivation"
- Student at Keowee-Toxaway State Park in Pickens county introducing "The Legend of Isaqueena"
- Student at a farm location introducing clip from "Agricultural Depression of the 1920's. "
- Student at farm introducing clip from "Pitchfork Ben Tillman."
- Student at the Lowenstein Mill in Lyman introducing "Industrialization in South Carolina" clip.
These clips are followed by interviews with Mr. Jim Futrell of the Farm Credit Bureau, on a farm in Richland County, Mr Bob Leake of the State Development Board in his office in Columbia, and with Mr. Bob Liming of the Division of Tourism of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, at the Columbia Airport.
The host concludes the program pointing out the impact of state government and the military on the state's economy. Locations for these segments are the south grounds of the State House and Fort Jackson.
- 3-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina.
- 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 follo...
- 3-5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and the twentieth century.
- South Carolina experienced major economic, political, and social changes during the late nineteenth and the twentieth century. To understand the effects of these changes, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following ind...
- This indicator was written to promote inquiry into the unique development of ethnic, political, and religious identities in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the process which led to the formation of the U.S. government, including the convening of the Continental Congresses, the passage of the Articles of Confederation, and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
- 8-1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the United States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
- 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 and ...
- 8-5 The student will understand the impact of Reconstruction, industrialization, and Progressivism on society and politics in South Carolina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
- During the periods of Reconstruction, industrial expansion, and the Progressive movement, South Carolina searched for ways to revitalize its economy while maintaining its traditional society. To understand South Carolina’s experience as represen...
- 8-7 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the impact on South Carolina of significant events of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
- Changes that took place in the United States during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries revitalized the economy and challenged traditional society and politics in South Carolina. To understand the response of South Carolina to these ch...
- This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into the geographic and human factors that contributed to the development of South Carolina’s economic system. This indicator was also written to encourage inquiry into South Carolina’s distinct social and economic system as influenced by British Barbados.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the significant causes of World War I and the factors leading to U.S. involvement. This indicator was also developed to promote inquiry into the effects of the war, to include its impact on the homefront, migration patterns, and continued foreign policy debates.