EOC Hosts Martin's Math Club Teacher Appreciation Night

By Bette Jamison

Education Overnight Committee's Martin's Math Club logo

Martin's Math Club, Season 3 is rolling along with many SC teachers and students participating in the program!

The contest provides the opportunity for teachers and students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade to win two free tickets to a University of South Carolina Men’s Basketball team home game.

With assistance from South Carolina math educators, the EOC has published 27 standards-based lessons for K-8th grade that incorporate math and basketball. 

SC African American History Calendar - February Honoree: David "Dave the Potter" Drake

By Bette Jamison

Image of David "Dave the Potter" Drake  - February Honoree SC African American History Calendar

David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter” and “Dave the Slave,” (c.1801-c.1870) was an American potter who lived in Edgefield, S.C. Dave produced alkaline-glazed stoneware jugs between the 1820s and 1860s. As an enslaved African, he often signed his works “Dave,” and is recognized as the first enslaved potter to inscribe his work. 

Let’s Go! | S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

By Tabitha Safdi

S.C. Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

Founded in 1896, the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museumis the third oldest museum in the state. The museum focuses on South Carolina’s military history from the Revolutionary War to the present.

“History is about people,” says Joe Long, Curator of Education with the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. “Military history is about understanding people under stress.”

Let’s Go! | H. L. Hunley

By Tabitha Safdi

H. L. Hunley

The Civil War-era was one of industrious innovation and sweeping economic and cultural change.

On February 17th, 1864, the H. L. Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in world history with the sinking of the USS Housatonic. After completing her mission, she mysteriously vanished and remained lost at sea for over a century. For decades, adventurers searched for the legendary submarine.