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Pee Dee Explorer is part of Knowitall.org, SCETV's Educational Web portal featuring a collection of interactive sites. Many topics presented in the Pee Dee Explorer website are also touched upon in other areas of Knowitall. Use this page as a guide to help you learn more!


-----THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE-----

The natural landscape of the Pee Dee is defined by its watersheds, and the rivers of the Pee Dee have impacted the ecology and history of settlement in the region. RiverVenture is another website at Knowitall.org that talks about the natural and cultural histories that have been influenced by rivers in other parts of South Carolina.

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about the rivers of the Sandhills and the context of the Fall Zone in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• Learn more about canals, their structure, the canal era, and its contribution to hydroelectricity in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org.

• Learn more about settlement along the three rivers near Columbia at RiverVenture.org.

• The Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org focuses more on natural resources and how rivers have shaped communities.

• Learn more about trade between Native Americans and European settlers from the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org. Look for information about Congaree Town, Old Fort Congaree, the Cherokee Path, the Town of Granby, and the Saxa Gotha Township.

• Learn about the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity, or find out more about natural resources like bricks and how they are made by investigating the brick kilns and the clay quarry in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• In the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, look for an object relating to the city of Charleston to learn more about rice cultivation in the lowcountry.

• Look for the connection between the Cabbage Palmetto and Revolutionary War forts in the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org.

• Find more examples of animals of the estuary at Knowitall.org in the Estuary Module of RiverVenture!

• At the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and issues relating to pollution. Look for an object relating to DHEC to find out more about water quality and what factors help us measure it.

Like Pee Dee Explorer, the SC Life website explores a variety of natural habitats in South Carolina, examining the balance of their ecosystems.

Go to SC Life to read more about beneficial relationships between plant and animal species:

• Learn more about the plants and animals of the Cove Forest ecosystem or visit the Salt Marsh module in SC Life to find out more about the plants and animals of the estuary.

In addition to Pee Dee Explorer’s Map Overlays section, Knowitall.org has several websites with map resources and ways of looking at South Carolina’s landform regions.

Visit Web of Water to take a trip from the mountains to the sea through each of South Carolina's landform regions, or to view RiverVenture's Maps and Diagrams collection, where you'll find South Carolina maps.

Use the "Where Am I?" section of A Natural State to find out about the various regions of South Carolina. Discover the geology, vegetation, and agriculture found in each landform region.

Go to Knowitall.org and learn about South Carolina’s landform regions and about different types of maps at the following Web sites:

RiverVenture.org

A Natural State

Scoot,

Web of Water , or

The History of South Carolina Slide Collection

Both Pee Dee Explorer and A Natural State give examples of some of South Carolina’s natural resources.

Find out about natural resources used in art through Knowitall.org at A Natural State. Look for the "Workshop" section to view and print instructions for your own projects made from natural materials.

-----THE INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPE-----

Pee Dee Explorer showcases some videos about the history of Native Americans in South Carolina. Here are a few other Knowitall.org websites with information on Native Americans history in the area. Also included are resources on the archeological process and record.


View videos in the Piedmont section of A Natural State to learn more about Catawba pottery and how the archaeological process is used.

Learn more about the Cherokee and other Native American tribes in South Carolina through Knowitall.org at Periscope! Look for the back issue for Native American Heritage Month.

------THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE-----

Pee Dee Explorer presents much about South Carolina from its pre-history to colonialism, up through the Ages of Agriculture and Industrialism, to the present day. Here are some other Knowitall.org resources to help you learn about South Carolina history.


Embark on the Colonial Dorchester WebQuest to learn through analysis of archeological findings and primary resource documents about the people who inhabited this early South Carolina settlement and why they left.

Play Scoot at Knowitall.org to learn more about counties in South Carolina.

Go to Let's Go! for a virtual tour through York County's Historic Brattonsville, home to structures that range from a pre-Revolutionary War cabin to an antebellum plantation.

Learn more about West African cultural heritage through Knowitall.org at Gullah Net.

Visit the John Fox Farm through the Lexington County Museum WebQuest to find out more about colonial settlement, Antebellum farm life, and food traditions in early South Carolina’s backcountry.

Through the Lexington County Museum WebQuest, you can take the Agricultural Census Challenge or study primary source documents such as the 1857 slave list belonging to John Fox.

-----THE AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE-----

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Pee Dee region’s economic vitality. The history of agriculture in South Carolina is inseparable from that of slavery and plantation culture. Here are a few Knowitall.org websites with information about agriculture in South Carolina to supplement the Pee Dee Explorer website.


Visit The Last Auction to learn about what happened to the tobacco industry in the small town of Mullins, South Carolina.

Find resource materials about slavery, colonial plantations, or agriculture at Knowitall.org through the following Web sites:

Teacher Resources

Standards

Pee Dee Explorer Standards Correlations

South Carolina Science Curriculum Standards for Pee Dee Explorer videos: PDF | Word

Lessons and Activities

Drilling Down to Your Community PDF | Word
Have students use maps to help them understand their physical location in the natural environment on a local and global scale. This lesson introduces students to varieties and uses of different types of maps including world maps, state river system maps, and local or regional maps.

Getting to Know South Carolina PDF | Word
Use Pee Dee Explorer together with the “Where Am I” section of A Natural State to get an overview of the different regions of the state, starting with the “Landform Regions.” The activity asks students to think about where they live, while helping them to make observations that will enable them to differentiate between regions of South Carolina.

Write About or Discuss PDF | Word
Allow your students engage in a writing exercise or an open discussion of some ideas that are introduced through the Pee Dee Explorer website. As a prompt, use some suggested topics, or create some of your own.

Learn About Your Community PDF | Word
Give your students a week to interview an older person about their relationship to one or several natural, cultural, or historic landmarks in their community and to later share their findings with the class.

Create Your Own Appeal: Conservation and Preservation in South Carolina PDF | Word
Students will identify a place of significance in their community worthy of protection, while learning about the criteria and processes for nomination of places for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Sites.

S.C. U.S.G.S. G.I.S. Clearinghouse User Guide | PDF
A guide to access topographical maps and aerial photos available through the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Web site.

Teachers: Knowitall Web Resources

Pee Dee Explorer is part of Knowitall.org, SCETV's Educational Web portal featuring a collection of interactive sites for K-12 teachers, parents, and students. You'll find animated games and simulations, virtual tours, research resources, close-up investigations of the environment and much more! There are many South Carolina-related resources there, too. Many topics and concepts presented in the Pee Dee Explorer website are also touched upon elsewhere in Knowitall, and this page suggests ways of using these resources to reinforce ideas, or for extension and enrichment purposes.

-----THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE-----

The natural landscape of the Pee Dee is defined by its watersheds, and the rivers of the Pee Dee have impacted the ecology and history of settlement in the region. RiverVenture is another website at Knowitall.org that talks about the natural and cultural histories that have been influenced by rivers in other parts of South Carolina.

Use RiverVenture.org to learn about how rivers are connected, and how we are all connected to them:

• Learn more about the rivers of the Sandhills and the context of the Fall Zone in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• Learn more about canals, their structure, the canal era, and its contribution to hydroelectricity in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org.

• Learn more about settlement along the three rivers near Columbia at RiverVenture.org.

• The Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org focuses more on natural resources and how rivers have shaped communities.

• Learn more about trade between Native Americans and European settlers from the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.org. Look for information about Congaree Town, Old Fort Congaree, the Cherokee Path, the Town of Granby, and the Saxa Gotha Township.

• Learn about the canal era and its contribution to hydroelectricity, or find out more about natural resources like bricks and how they are made by investigating the brick kilns and the clay quarry in the Three Rivers module of RiverVenture.

• In the Estuary Module of RiverVenture, look for an object relating to the city of Charleston to learn more about rice cultivation in the lowcountry.

• Look for the connection between the Cabbage Palmetto and Revolutionary War forts in the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org.

• Find more examples of animals of the estuary at Knowitall.org in the Estuary Module of RiverVenture!

• At the Estuary module of RiverVenture.org, learn about the sensitive salt marsh ecosystem and issues relating to pollution. Look for an object relating to DHEC to find out more about water quality and what factors help us measure it.

Like Pee Dee Explorer, the SC Life website explores a variety of natural habitats in South Carolina, examining the balance of their ecosystems.

Go to SC Life to read more about beneficial relationships between plant and animal species:

• Learn more about the plants and animals of the Cove Forest ecosystem or visit the Salt Marsh module in SC Life to find out more about the plants and animals of the estuary.

In addition to Pee Dee Explorer’s Map Overlays section, Knowitall.org has several websites with map resources and ways of looking at South Carolina’s landform regions.

Visit Web of Water to take a trip from the mountains to the sea through each of South Carolina's landform regions, or to view RiverVenture's Maps and Diagrams collection, where you'll find South Carolina maps.

Use the "Where Am I?" section of A Natural State to find out about the various regions of South Carolina. Discover the geology, vegetation, and agriculture found in each landform region.

Go to Knowitall.org and learn about South Carolina’s landform regions and about different types of maps at the following Web sites:

RiverVenture.org

A Natural State

Scoot,

Web of Water , or

The History of South Carolina Slide Collection

Both Pee Dee Explorer and A Natural State give examples of some of South Carolina’s natural resources.

Find out about natural resources used in art through Knowitall.org at A Natural State. Look for the "Workshop" section to view and print instructions for your own projects made from natural materials.

-----THE INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPE-----

Pee Dee Explorer showcases some videos about the history of Native Americans in South Carolina. Here are a few other Knowitall.org websites with information on Native Americans history in the area. Also included are resources on the archeological process and record.


View videos in the Piedmont section of A Natural State to learn more about Catawba pottery and how the archaeological process is used.

Learn more about the Cherokee and other Native American tribes in South Carolina through Knowitall.org at Periscope! Look for the back issue for Native American Heritage Month.

------THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE-----

Pee Dee Explorer presents much about South Carolina from its pre-history to colonialism, up through the Ages of Agriculture and Industrialism, to the present day. Here are some other Knowitall.org resources to help you learn about South Carolina history.


Embark on the Colonial Dorchester WebQuest to learn through analysis of archeological findings and primary resource documents about the people who inhabited this early South Carolina settlement and why they left.

Play Scoot at Knowitall.org to learn more about counties in South Carolina.

Go to Let's Go! for a virtual tour through York County's Historic Brattonsville, home to structures that range from a pre-Revolutionary War cabin to an antebellum plantation.

Learn more about West African cultural heritage through Knowitall.org at Gullah Net.

Visit the John Fox Farm through the Lexington County Museum WebQuest to find out more about colonial settlement, Antebellum farm life, and food traditions in early South Carolina’s backcountry.

Through the Lexington County Museum WebQuest, you can take the Agricultural Census Challenge or study primary source documents such as the 1857 slave list belonging to John Fox.

-----THE AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE-----

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Pee Dee region’s economic vitality. The history of agriculture in South Carolina is inseparable from that of slavery and plantation culture. Here are a few Knowitall.org websites with information about agriculture in South Carolina to supplement the Pee Dee Explorer website.


Visit The Last Auction to learn about what happened to the tobacco industry in the small town of Mullins, South Carolina.

Find resource materials about slavery, colonial plantations, or agriculture at Knowitall.org through the following Web sites:

History of South Carolina Slide Collection,

The Caroliniana Collections

Teaching American History in South Carolina

The Colonial Dorchester Website

The Lexington County Museum WebQuest

Gullah Net

The Last Auction , and

A Natural State

Web Links

-----THE PEE DEE: AN INTRODUCTION-----

Pee Dee Resources

This document from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission provides a general overview of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin and its major tributaries. Various aspects of the natural world and indigenous landscape are discussed as they relate to the Yadkin-Pee Dee watershed. Topics include the North Carolina gold rush, threatened or endangered species, and forested lands, as well as the geology of the Uwharries and their archeological sites. The document also covers the effects of agriculture and urban growth in the region, as well as plans to protect coastal waters and prevent erosion:
http://www.ee.enr.state.nc.us/public/ecoaddress/riverbasins/yadkin.pdf

A series of informational brochures about Horry County and other landmarks in the Pee Dee Region. Navigate each section using the text links across the top and to the side of the page. Under Gallivant’ s Ferry, you can look at pictures of agricultural landmarks, such as tenant housing and various barns in the area:
http://www.horrycounty.org/boards/bar/brochures.asp

An introduction to the ecology of South Carolina’s blackwater rivers from SC DNR:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/education/pdf/BlackwaterRivEdGuide.pdf

Read about the Little and Great Pee Dee Rivers as two of South Carolina’s designated Scenic Rivers:
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/water/envaff/river/scenicrivers.html

The UNC School of Education website for K-12 educators has an entire section of lessons geared to the region, including several for teaching about the history of Americans Indians, African Americans, slavery, colonialism and archaeology:
http://www.learnnc.org/

The following article, called “River of Battles and Baptisms,” talks about the natural, cultural and historical value of South Carolina’s first designated scenic river, the Lynches:
http://www.ecsc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=570&Itemid=252

-----THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE-----

Water Cycle, Watersheds, and Water Science

A 70-page .pdf from the Environmental Protection Agency containing an in-depth examination of water resources, the water cycle, and more that includes lessons, conservation tips, worksheets, etc:
http://www.epa.gov/region01/students/pdfs/gndw_712.pdf

Water Source Books for grades k-12 from the Environmental Protection Agency:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/index.html

Lessons and activities relating to groundwater:
http://www.groundwater.org/kc/kc.html

This “Models of the Water Cycle” set contains background information with activities and links to an interactive demo of the water cycle for grades 6-8:
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=11&DocID=8

This “Models of the Water Cycle” set contains background information with activities and links to an interactive demo of the water cycle for grades 3-5:
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=4&DocID=393

Lessons on hydrology surrounding Bryce Canyon National Park:
http://www.nps.gov/brca/forteachers/hydrology.htm

United States Geological Survey (USGS) site on “Water Science for Schools:”
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Create a model of a watershed with the following lesson:
http://sf-rocks.sfsu.edu/SFROCKS_Website/For_Teachers_files/WhenItRains.doc

Lesson dealing with issues relating to water conservation:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/waste-not-want-not/

Lesson materials to help teachers get students to start thinking about water usage; this can be used as a collaborative project in which students can share their results on the Web:
http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/drainproj/index.html

Posters for United States Geological Survey (USGS) outreach, including ones on watersheds, water quality and water use:
http://water.usgs.gov/outreach/OutReach.html

A Discover Carolina lesson about drainage divides and watersheds that involves use of topographic maps:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s05nature09d01.pdf

A series of questions testing knowledge of watersheds:
http://www.bellmuseum.org/distancelearning/watershed/watershed2.html

Resources about ecosystems, including climate, food webs, biogeochemical cycles:
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/102/ecosystem.html

In-depth explanations of Earth’s cycles, including the water cycle:
http://www.visionlearning.com/library/cat_view.php?c3=&cid=22&l=&let1=

A grade 4 “Land and Water Unit Template” from the Delaware Department of Education:
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/content_areas/files/science/4%20Land%20and%20Water%20Unit%20Template.pdf

An 11-part resource and curricula called “Adventures in Water” with a lot of activities and experiments for students:
http://www.louisvilleky.gov/LWC/ProvidingEducation/Teaching+Booklet+-+Adventures+in+Water/

South Carolina Landform Evolution

Lesson materials on “Sea Level Rise: Adapting to a Changing Coast” from the SC Sea Grant Consortium about South Carolina’s changing coastline, addressing present day issues and its dynamic history:
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=408

A series of questions and activities to help build a general understanding about the geologic evolution of South Carolina’s landforms:
http://www.trailguides.org/cswr/three.htm

Through a statewide partnership, StudySC provides some research resources for learning about South Carolina’s landform regions:
http://studysc.org/middle-school/sc-regions

A PowerPoint about South Carolina’s landform regions:
http://www.union.k12.sc.us/ems/Science--South%20Carolina%20Landforms%20PowerPoint.ppt

SC Naturally provides general information about each of South Carolina’s landform regions:
http://sciway2.net/2001/sc-geology/index.htm

This short PowerPoint presentation provides examples of landform characteristics within each landform region of the South Carolina:
http://www.lexington1.net/Technology/instruct/lessons/elementary/sc/pgscregions/pgscrregions.ppt

Geologic Landforms in South Carolina

The Five themes of Geography by SC Maps include 1.Location, 2.Place, 3.Human-Environment Interaction, 4.Movement, and 5.Regions. They are introduced by how the physical and cultural characteristics of a place define it:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Five%20Themes.pdf

Lessons from SC Maps for teaching about South Carolina’s physical landscape based on its historical themes, including, the Underground Railroad, the Palmetto Trail, and the American Revolution:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/CDFiles/Physical1.pdf

A presentation about South Carolina’s Inner Coastal Plain from SC Maps:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Inner%20Coastal%20Plain.pdf

A presentation about South Carolina’s Outer Coastal Plain from SC Maps:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Outer%20Coastal%20Plain.pdf

This site from SC Naturally, provides some background information about the state’s landforms, and this page is specifically about the Sandhills region:
http://sciway2.net/2001/sc-geology/sandhills.htm.

Carolina Bays

SC Naturally provides some general information about each of South Carolina’s landforms, and talks specifically about the Carolina Bays here:
http://sciway2.net/2001/sc-geology/coastal_plain.htm

An inquiry-based lesson about pitcher plants from the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge:
http://www.trailguides.org/cswr/twelve.htm

An article from Smithsonian magazine about the Venus flytrap:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/The-Venus-Flytraps-Lethal-Allure.html

This NatureScene segment at Teacher’s Domain is called Carnivorous Plants of Cartwheel Bay and is accompanied by a background essay and discussion questions:
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/etv08.sci.life.evo.carnplt/

Long Leaf Pine Forest Ecosystems

A series of questions and activities surrounding the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge about the decline of long leaf pine forest ecosystems:
http://www.trailguides.org/cswr/four.htm

“A Guide to Learning about the Longleaf Pine Forest” is a collection of lessons about the ecology, history and use of this ecosystem by Native Americans and settlers until the present day. Lessons are quite detailed and the overall website provides a thorough context:
http://www.auburn.edu/academic/forestry_wildlife/longleafalliance/teachers/teacherkit/guide.htm

A page from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about longleaf pine and wiregrass ecosystems:
http://www.fws.gov/carolinasandhills/longleaf.html

Information about prescribed burning at the Sandhills NWR from The US Fish and Wildlife Service:
http://www.fws.gov/carolinasandhills/burning.html

Red-cockaded Woodpeckers

A series of questions and activities surrounding the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge about the decline and re-introduction of the red cockaded woodpecker:
http://www.trailguides.org/cswr/nine.htm

Questions and activities about how rangers at the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge are using artificial nesting cavities to help re-establish populations of the red cockaded woodpecker:
http://www.trailguides.org/cswr/ten.htm

General information about the red cockaded woodpecker from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-cockaded_Woodpecker/id

Read about the US Fish and Wildlife Service and their recovery program for the red cockaded woodpecker, with links to a 32-page brochure about these endangered birds and the ecology surrounding them:
http://www.fws.gov/rcwrecovery/

A page from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about the Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge and the red cockaded woodpecker:
http://www.fws.gov/carolinasandhills/rcw.html

A Google e-book called “The Red-cockaded Woodpecker: Surviving in a Fire-maintained Ecosystem” By Richard N. Conner, D. Craig Rudolph, Jeffrey Ray Walters:
http://books.google.com/books?id=wmAPzS4D3AwC&lpg=PP1&ots=V4K8hzGhPc&dq=red%20cockaded%20woodpecker&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false

Sedimentary Rock, Sandstone, Lithification, and Rock Layers

This site talks about layering of sedimentary rock, types of sedimentary rock and related geologic processes:
http://www.backyardnature.net/g/rox-sed.htm

Chapter 7 of this Google book is about the lithification process, followed by information about compaction and types of sedimentary rock, including sandstone:
http://books.google.com/books?id=w-9eMe5tuwcC&pg=PT144&lpg=PT144&dq=sandstone+lithification&source=bl&ots=OLkya88e7H&sig=dhcHPUe5xziQb7Nn6xDJ2VvaFWc&hl=en&ei=_aU0TYLELYaglAf-2bzmCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwADg8#v=onepage&q=sandstone%20lithification&f=false

A PowerPoint presentation with helpful graphics about sedimentary rock:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=57&ved=0CDwQFjAGODI&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffc.yesnet.yk.ca%2F~michael.toews%2FS00DFD793.7%2F6%2520Sedimentary%2520Rocks-1.ppt&rct=j&q=sandstone%20lithification&ei=q6E0TfzTKML6lwfOs_C7Cg&usg=AFQjCNGxtDrGS6KDP8V4RPJbrePZGBr6Dw&cad=rja

Sugarloaf Mountain

Maps of Sugarloaf Mountain from SC Maps:
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/scmaps/Pages/4/Sugar.htm

A technical, academic account of the geology of Sugarloaf Mountain and its formation:
http://www.carolinageologicalsociety.org/CGS/2000s_files/gb%202001.pdf

Swainson’s Warblers

General information about the Swainson’s warbler from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Swainsons_Warbler/lifehistory

A page from the Audobon Society about the Swainson’s Warbler:
http://audubon2.org/watchlist/viewSpecies.jsp?id=200

Frequently asked questions and answers about bird migration from Texas Parks and Wildlife:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/birding/migration/faq/

Conservation, Preservation, and Land Management

Read Audubon Magazine’s article “The Enchanted Forest,” about the Francis Beidler Forest the role of local land trusts in conservation of this sanctuary of the South Carolina Lowcountry:
http://audubonmagazine.org/features1101/auduboncenter.html

What is a refuge? An introduction to South Carolina’s protected lands from the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, including questions and activities:
http://www.trailguides.org/cswr/one.htm

Characteristics of the Sandhills region, from SC Maps:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Sandhills.pdf

A series of questions and activities surrounding the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge about prescribed burning:
http://www.trailguides.org/cswr/seven.htm

USDA and other instructional resources for environmental education, about natural resources, soil conservation, etc:
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/education/

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Rare, Threatened, & Endangered Species Inventory:
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/pls/heritage/county_species.select_county_map

South Carolina Heritage Preserves, organized alphabetically:
https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/heritage

Summaries about “Extinct and Endangered Birds,” including the Carolina Parakeet, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Passenger Pigeon and more:
http://www.marcschlossman.com/downloads/EXTINCTION_captions.pdf

South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “Exploring Early Carolina’s Natural Riches,” about early colonial naturalists and the theory of natural selection:
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=373

Backyard conservation tips on a number of topics, including water conservation, cultivating a backyard habitat, creating a backyard pond or wetland, pest management, tree planting, and more:
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/index.html

The Urban Forestry website has some classroom activities and lesson plans, including a “Youth Action Guide,” especially for students:
http://www.urbanforestrysouth.org/resources/collections/classroom-activities/

A Mark Trail coloring book called “Fish, Wildlife, and People” from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teaches kids to care for public lands:
http://library.fws.gov/pubs/mark_trail_colbk.pdf

Fossils

SC Maps lesson relating to “Coastal Plain Fossils and Mineral Resources:”
http://www.ces.clemson.edu/geolk12/SCStudies/unit5/SCunit5Day3.doc

United States Geological Survey (USGS) activities teaching "Schoolyard Geology" with resources about fossils:
http://education.usgs.gov/schoolyard/index.html

-----THE INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPE-----

This document, called “Indians, Slaves, and FreedMen in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina” presents some curricular materials from the Chicora Foundation:
http://www.chicora.org/pdfs/PeeDee.pdf

A 95-page document in .PDF format from the Chicora Foundation on "The First South Carolinians." Archeology in the classroom is also discussed:
http://www.chicora.org/curricula-materials.html

Lessons from SC Maps to help explore South Carolina’s indigenous landscape:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/CDFiles/Indigenous.pdf

An article from Smithsonian magazine about the indigenous origins of South Carolina, followed by settlement, colonization and slavery:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/destination-hunter/north-america/united-states/south/south-carolina/south-carolina-history-heritage.html?c=y&page=1

An illuminating account from Smithsonian magazine entitled “Native Intelligence” about the famed first encounter, as well as Native American life and politics prior to European settlement and colonization. A good deal of detail is provided on early agriculture and its contribution to the transition from nomadic to permanent communities:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/squanto.html

View the National Park Service’s resources for Teaching with Archaeology:
http://www.cr.nps.gov/archeology/PUBLIC/teach.htm

An article called “Ancient Tools: Searching for the First Americans” from Coastal Heritage about the significance of South Carolina’s Topper Site based on archaeological finds:
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=139

A lesson plan from Teaching American History in South Carolina with supplementary resources called Southeastern Native American Lifestyles:
http://www.teachingushistory.org/lessons/pdfs_and_docs/documents/LessonPlanSoutheasternNativeAmericansLifestyles.html

View this 57-page .PDF document called “Circle of Inheritance: A History of Colonial South Carolina.” It covers pre-history and settlement, complete with student activity suggestions, brought to you by ETV and ITV: http://www.linkpdf.com/ebook-viewer.php?url=http://www.itv.scetv.org/guides/CircleofInheritance.pdf

The UNC School of Education website for K-12 educators has an entire section of lessons geared to the region, including several for teaching about the history of Americans Indians, African Americans, slavery, colonialism and archeology:
http://www.learnnc.org/

The Archeological Process and Record

Read archeological reports from South Carolina’s Historic Preservation Office:
http://www.palmettohistory.org/archaeology/archreport.htm

See the research being done through the Center for the Study of the First Americans or view the gallery of images from various archeological sites:
http://www.centerfirstamericans.com/research.php

Archeological Resources on the web from the Center for the Study of the First Americans
http://www.centerfirstamericans.com/resources.php.

This lesson not only teaches the topic of Spanish exploration of the Carolinas, but it also teaches map reading while allowing development of research and critical thinking skills through use of Internet search engines:
http://www.richlandone.org/resources/teacher_resources/connections/grade8/desoto.htm

The UNC School of Education website for K-12 educators has an entire section of lessons geared to the region, including several for teaching about the history of Americans Indians, African Americans, slavery, colonialism and archeaolgy:
http://www.learnnc.org/

An article called “Ancient Tools: Searching for the First Americans” from Coastal Heritage about the significance of South Carolina’s Topper Site based on archaeological finds:
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=139

This article is called “50,000 Years Ago in South Carolina” and highlights some of the archaeological digs happening at sites around the state:
http://www.ecsc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=513&Itemid=252

Find out about archeological programs conducted in South Carolina schools by the Chicora Foundation:
http://www.chicora.org/classroom-programs.html

Curricula Materials Developed Especially for South Carolina Archaeology and History by The Chicora Foundation:
http://www.chicora.org/curricula-materials.html

-----THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE-----

Colonization, Settlement, and Growth

The National Park Service has teacher resources for “Teaching With Historic Places,” as well as “Resources for Archaeology,” and more:
http://www.nps.gov/history/teachers.htm

Lessons from SC Maps about the Colonial landscape of South Carolina:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/CDFiles/Colonial.pdf

Learn about Colonial Life and Trade in this series of Discover Carolina lessons From Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history102.html

A lesson from Edsitement about “American Colonial Life in the Late 1700’s: Distant Cousins:”
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=411

A .pdf of resources about colonial life in America:
http://msdadmin.scican.net/tah/handouts/may/Colonial_Life_Websites.pdf

Lessons from the Library of Congress about life in the colonies, based on primary resources from the American Memory collections:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/01/tinker/overview.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “The First South Carolinians: The Life and Times of Native Peoples in the Palmetto State,” meant to accompany a traveling exhibit from the South Carolina State Museum:
http://chicora.org/pdfs/The%20First%20South%20Carolinians.pdf

An informative poster about Native American history of South Carolina that was used for South Carolina Archaeology Month:
http://coscapa.org/SC_2008_Poster.pdf

The UNC School of Education website for K-12 educators has an entire section of lessons geared to the region, including several for teaching about the history of Americans Indians, African Americans, slavery, colonialism and archeaolgy:
http://www.learnnc.org/

-----THE AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPE-----

Slavery and Plantation Culture

This document, called “Indians, Slaves, and FreedMen in the Pee Dee Region of South Carolina” presents some curricular materials from the Chicora Foundation:
http://www.chicora.org/pdfs/PeeDee.pdf

Lessons from SC Maps about the Antebellum landscape in South Carolina, about slave migration, canals, railroads, and Sherman’s march:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/CDFiles/Antebellum.pdf

Lessons from SC Maps about the Postbellum landscape in South Carolina, about change in population and land use:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/CDFiles/Postbellum.pdf

An article about the Underground Railroad by the Smithsonian Magazine:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/free.html?c=y&page=5

A lesson plan with a background essay about the origins of Carolina rice plantations:
http://www.teachingushistory.org/lessons/LowcountryRice.htm

A presentation about the evolution of agriculture by SC Maps called “From Plantations to Rural Residential Ribbons:” http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Plantation%20Ribbons.pdf

Details about rice cultivation tools, techniques and processes from SC Maps:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Rice%20Cultivation.pdf

The UNC School of Education website for K-12 educators has an entire section of lessons geared to the region, including several for teaching about the history of Americans Indians, African Americans, slavery, colonialism and archeaology:
http://www.learnnc.org/

The Agricultural Landscape and Rise of Communities

USDA resources specific to Agriculture in the classroom:
http://www.agclassroom.org/

A fact sheet about South Carolina’s agriculture:
http://www.agclassroom.org/kids/stats/southcarolina.pdf

A link to the South Carolina commodities map online, showing commodities by county:
http://www.scfb.org/UserFiles/scfb/Documents/commoditymap.pdf

The South Carolina Farmer’s Bureau website for agriculture in the classroom:
http://www.scfb.org/getinvolved/agintheclassroom.aspx

The following article, “A Rare Breed,” examines the significance of South Carolina’s state horse, The Marsh Tacky:
http://www.ecsc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=561&Itemid=252

More educational resources about agriculture:
http://www.agday.org/education/index.php

Discover Carolina lesson from Kings Mountain State Park about farm life in the 1850’s that includes map reading exercises involving analysis of transportation systems and population trends:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history04a01.pdf

A series of informational brochures about Horry County and other landmarks in the Pee Dee Region. Navigate each section using the text links across the top and to the side of the page. Under Gallivant’ s Ferry, you can look at pictures of agricultural landmarks, such as tenant housing and various barns in the area:
http://www.horrycounty.org/boards/bar/brochures.asp

A .pdf of the South Carolina Commodities map from the South Carolina Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom program:
http://www.scfb.org/UserFiles/scfb/Documents/commoditymap.pdf

Information about the “History of SC Agriculture” from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture:
https://agriculture.sc.gov/content.aspx?ContentID=735

A book about the Piedmont of South Carolina called “The Habits of Industry:”
http://books.google.com/books?id=tIJsQhud6D8C&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=agriculture+in+the+piedmont+of+south+carolina&source=bl&ots=vEytxtYN3_&sig=WfRYU6FsyLCd_kXmWNHj0aXSc7k&hl=en&ei=EuXoSdrEKKDFtgfMkpjEBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=20#PPP1,M1

A South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium lesson based on the article “African Roots, Carolina Gold:”
http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=136

A Discover Carolina series of lessons on rice culture in South Carolina from Hampton Plantation State Historic Site:
http://www.discovercarolina.com/html/s04history103.html

A .pdf including lesson plans from the Chicora Foundation called “The Economic and Social History of Tobacco Production in South Carolina:”
http://chicora.org/pdfs/Tobacco.pdf

The background essay for this lesson plan on Kensington Mansion in South Carolina is about the transition from slavery to tenant farming or sharecropping, and its impact on agriculture:
http://www.teachingushistory.org/lessons/KensingtonMansion.htm

Here is some information out of Clemson University about local efforts to promote sustainable agriculture:
http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/friends.shtml

A report called “The Rise and predictable Fall of Industrialized Agriculture,” with reference to old and new agricultural methods:
http://www.livingeconomies.org/sites/default/files/file/Ag%20Report.pdf

A Teacher’s Guide of activity and lesson-planning suggestions meant to accompany a documentary called “When Rice Was King,” produced by South Carolina Instructional Television and SCETV:
http://www.itv.scetv.org/guides/When%20Rice%20Was%20King.PDF

Another educational resource called “When Rice Was King,” from the National Park Service:
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/3rice/3rice.htm

A lesson plan with a background essay about the origins of Carolina rice plantations:
http://www.teachingushistory.org/lessons/LowcountryRice.htm

Evolution of Agriculture by SC Maps: “From Plantations to Rural Residential Ribbons:”
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Plantation%20Ribbons.pdf

Details about rice cultivation tools, techniques and processes from SC Maps:
http://www.cas.sc.edu/cege/resources/atlas/Atlas%20CD/FieldTrips/Rice%20Cultivation.pdf

Teacher Resources on “The Economic and Social History of Tobacco Production in South Carolina” from the Chicora Foundation:
http://www.chicora.org/pdfs/Tobacco.pdf

Lesson materials on “Benjamin Mazyck, The Mystery Man of Goose Creek: A curriculum for the study of Eighteenth Century South Carolina Low Country Hugenots, Rice Plantations, and Slavery” from the Chicora Foundation:
http://www.chicora.org/pdfs/Mazyck.pdf

The UNC School of Education website for K-12 educators has an entire section of lessons geared to the region, including several for teaching about the history of Americans Indians, African Americans, slavery, colonialism and archeaolgy:
http://www.learnnc.org/





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