A visit to historic Dataw Island near Beaufort where developers have preserved the early history of the island. Includes interviews with Dr. Larry Lepionka, archaeologist from USC - Beaufort, concerning recent discoveries on the island. Also presents a history of the Sams family, which developed one of the wealthiest plantations in the Carolinas on Dataw.
The remains of the Sams' home, built in the 18th century, have been preserved and are an example of tabby architecture. This type of construction utilized shells, which were burned to make lime, then mixed with whole shells and sand, water was added, and the material was then poured into wooden forms and dried.
- 4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the settlement and colonization of North America, including South Carolina, between 16001730.
- 4.4 Demonstrate an understanding of economic, political, and social divisions during the United States Civil War, including the role of South Carolina between 18501870.
- 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.
- 8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 18161865.