ERIC Number: ED182215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Ethnic History of South Carolina. American History, South Carolina History. Grade 8.
Charleston County School District, North Charleston, SC. Div. of Instruction.
This guide for eighth grade teachers was the product of a Title IX ethnic studies project. The guide was designed to supplement the regular South Carolina state history textbooks and place in a more positive frame of reference the ethnic contributions that specific ethnic groups have made to South Carolina history. Written by teachers, the guide is a model of the fusion of U.S. history and South Carolina state history. It contains 18 historical essays. Presented in chronological order, each essay contains a description of the national scene followed by a description of events as they happened in South Carolina during the same period. Ethnic contributions of Black Americans, French Americans, German Americans, Greek Americans, Scotch-Irish Americans, Jewish Americans, and American Indians are presented in each essay when appropriate. Biographical sketches are interspersed throughout the work. At the end of each essay or chapter, numerous activities are listed for students with a wide range of abilities. Students make models of a plantation, write poems, role play, participate in ethnic dances, debate topics, prepare ethnic food, write biographical sketches, and do library research. Also provided at the end of each essay are student and teacher bibliographies. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Charleston County School District, North Charleston, SC. Div. of Instruction.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program; South Carolina