ERIC Number: ED469399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Silent Cities: Cemeteries and Classrooms.
Helsley, Alexia Jones
Cemeteries dot the U.S. urban and rural landscape. They hold genealogical information and more. This guide suggests using cemeteries as an informative resource for classroom study. The guide outlines research strategies, provides additional information for interpreting and understanding cemeteries in rural and urban South Carolina, and contains illustrations. The guide is divided into 14 sections: (1) "Background" (Early Graveyards; Mid- and Late-Eighteenth-Century Graveyards; The Rural Cemetery; Summary); (2) "African American Burial Grounds"; (3) "Locating and Plotting Cemeteries"; (4) "Inscriptions"; (5) "Iconography" (Popular Symbols and Their Meaning); (6) "Gravestone Materials"; (7) "Form"; (8) "Classroom Activities"; (9) "Notes"; (10) "Word Search"; (11) "Parts of a Tombstone"; (12) "Documents"; (13) "Final Resting Places of the Great and Near-Great in South Carolina: A Selection"; and (14) "Published Cemetery Inscriptions in SC: A Selected Bibliography". (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Family History, Field Trips, Local History, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, State History, Student Research
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223-4905 ($15.75). Tel: 803-896-6100; Fax: 803-896-6198; Web site: http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/homepage.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Archives and History, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina