Public Information and Education
On this page, you will find links to websites and educational curricula that involve South Carolina's historic places. The South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office has begun placing greater emphasis on developing public education materials as mitigation through the Review and Compliance Program. More and more projects that involve public information are being developed and will be posted as they are completed.
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects.
The following lesson plans involving South Carolina resources can be found on the Teaching with Historic Places website:
The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism’s Discover Carolina educational initiative - Discover History Tract provides enlightening lesson plans and activities based on state academic standards that utilize visits to South Carolina’s State Parks, State House, and State Historic Sites.
The Society for American Archaeology provides resources for educators, archaeologists, and the public, including lesson plans and much more.
The SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) promotes an annual educational poster and list of educational events and programs held in conjunction with SC Archaeology Month.
Public Education Materials Developed as Mitigation
The Chicora Foundation offers a variety of curricula materials developed for the state's cultural resources. Benjamin Mazyck, The Mystery Man of Goose Creek curriculum was developed as partial mitigation for development activities in Berkeley County, South Carolina. It is a curriculum for the study of eighteenth century South Carolina Huguenots, rice plantations, and slavery.
Estates Tract, Ladys Island, Beaufort County
Stevens Creek and Neal Shoals Hydroelectric Projects,
Those Days: African-American Life Near the Savannah River, is
an oral history from elderly African Americans in Elbert Co., Georgia, and
Abbeville Co., South Carolina. The oral histories
were collected by researchers as part of the Richard B. Russell Dam construction
in the early 1980's.
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