South Carolina’s role in the Revolutionary War comes to the classroom in new online resources produced by South Carolina ETV in conjunction with the National Park Service, The Self Foundation, and both the local and national chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution.
In this clip, William Richardson talks about the new offering. The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as Brattonsville, Musgrove Mill, Kings Mountain, and Cowpens expelled the British invaders and defeated their loyalist friends, leading to the surrender at Yorktown, Virginia. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse (North Carolina) and the siege of Ninety Six are also featured in the series.
The series is aimed at educating 8th-graders and provides lesson plans with curriculum standards to assist teachers.