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SOCIAL STUDIES Courses

January 14, 2015 - Posted in Education
Social Studies Professional Development Courses

+ETV Teacher Recertification offers a variety of courses to meet your certificate renewal needs as a South Carolina educator. Find our offerings for the Social Studies below or RETURN TO ETV TEACHER RECERTIFICATION

* NOTE: The “Register Now” links only work during valid registration periods as listed on our FAQ page.

Women Vision SC: Changes, Careers and Leadership, Series I ~ NEW!

6-8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00 

The 19th Amendment granting women the right tovote was ratified in August 1920. As our nation neared the mark of the 100th anniversary, SCETV launched the Women Vision SC initiative to focus on issues affecting women throughout the state and nation and serve as a platform to highlight trailblazing South Carolina women who have made an impact. This ETV Teacher Recertification online course features Women Vision SC muntimedia resources, additional discussions with women leaders and special programs about the lives and careers of other South Carolina women, to examine the changing role of women from our past to today, provide insights into career pathways as well as relate helpful career advice, and inspire as we learn about the character, leadership and achievements of thses outstanding women.

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Between the Waters: History Across the Curriculum at Hobcaw Barony, Series I (Grades 3-12) 

6-8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00 

This innovative course provides engaging ways to integrate history using SCETV’s immersive website Between the Waters.  Series I walks participants through the site, guiding an exploration of Hobcaw Barony’s history from Native American life through slavery, Reconstruction and both World Wars by examining focus sites on topics including food, hunting, sports, architecture, religion, art, and nature. Interviews with well-known scholars, archival film and photographs, nature footage, and classroom lesson plans provide a picture of this preserved area of our coast near Georgetown, a true South Carolina treasure (Recommended for teachers of grades 3-12). (SCETV produced)

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Between the Waters: History Across the Curriculum at Hobcaw Barony, Series II  
(must take BTW I before enrolling in this course)

(Recommended for teachers of grades 3-12)

6-8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00

The second innovative course provides engaging content to integrate history using SCETV’s immersive website Between the Waters.  Educators MUST complete the first course before taking this second course. The first course - BTW Series I - walks participants through the site, guiding an exploration of Hobcaw Barony’s history from Native American life through slavery, Reconstruction and both World Wars by examining focus sites on topics including food, hunting, sports, architecture, religion, art, and nature. The second course - Series II - continues the exploration of this SC treasure near Georgetown, examining other focus sites with a concentration on African-American life in the low country area of our state. “Hobcaw Witness” interviews and historical footage provide a rich history. (SCETV produced)

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Take on the South with Dr. Walter Edgar (Grades 6-12)

(Recommended for teachers of grades 6 -12)

6-8 week session
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits
Cost: $75.00 

Take on the South with Dr. Walter Edgar (Grades 6-12) is self-paced, one-hour (20 renewal credits) course consisting  of eight one-hour video lessons about the South, which were produced by SCETV in a debate format for USC’s Institute for Southern Studies and moderated by Dr. Walter Edgar, historian and author.  Each program restores the time-honored tradition of true debate, providing thought-provoking positions, which are relevant and substantive.  Two distinguished scholars each present positions on interesting topics about the South, which include “What Was the Most Influential 20th Century Southern Novel?,” “What is the Most Important Southern Sport, NASCAR or Football?,” “What is Real Southern Cooking?,” “ Would Slavery Have Survived the Civil War?” and “How Has the South Shaped American Music?”  After each debate, Dr. Edgar joins in the discussion.  These programs are recommended to support the National Social Studies Standards for High School and components are also suitable for viewing in middle grades.

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SC Chronicles Series I: Geography, Native Americans and Colonial Period

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This course showcases resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history, geography, people, and culture. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar will discuss key issues in early SC History. Experience an archeological adventure at the Topper dig site in Allendale County, learn about the rise and fall of rice-growing in South Carolina, and find out the true tales of treachery and villainy that occurred off the coast of South Carolina during the Golden Age of Piracy (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series II: The Winds of Discontent

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This course showcases eMedia and ETV produced resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar will discuss three key issues in early SC History: The winds of discontent in SC, The American Revolution in the Low Country and The American Revolution in the Up Country (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series III: Post Revolutionary

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This course showcases eMedia and ETV produced resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar will discuss key issues in early SC History: Life and Culture in the New States 1786-1808, The Antebellum Period 1793-1822 and Southern Discontent 1830-1860. Participants will learn about Charles Pinckney, the Forgotten Founder who contributed to the birth of our nation and the construction of the Santee Canal. Participants will also view a program about the Grimke Sisters who spoke out at an early age against slavery (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series IV: Civil War

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This one-hour recertification course showcases eMedia and ETV produced resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history. Noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses key issues in SC History. South Carolina and the Civil War are discussed in three lessons: 1) Secession from the Union, 2) Beginning of the Civil War, and 3) Civil War in South Carolina. Participants will learn about political events, personalities, military campaigns, participation of African Americans, and the upheaval of this period in SC. We will visit the SC State Museum as they focus on the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, featuring the museum’s exhibit and program plans marking the historic events that led to the firing on Fort Sumter. The course also includes The Story of Mary Boykin Chestnut and her writings, which became "A Diary from Dixie." We will also virtually visit sites around the Palmetto State and learn about their historic and special relevance to South Carolina today (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles Series V: Art and Culture

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

This course is designed for all teachers who want to learn more about the art and culture aspects of our state’s history. In SC Chronicles V, noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar discusses key issues in SC History as we focus on a variety of information on the art, culture and history of South Carolina from the earliest settlement to the 21st century.  The lessons will enhance knowledge of South Carolina artists who creatively preserve the culture of our state and allow you to virtually visit many interesting destinations, including the South Carolina State Museum, Brookgreen Gardens and Huntington Beach State Park. One of the beauties of our state’s history is that it is so easy to relate South Carolina history to United States history. The way we experience and understand our lives in the present is directly related to our understanding of the past. (SCETV Produced)

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SC Chronicles Series VI: Reconstruction Era

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

SC Chronicles VI: Reconstruction Era is the sixth edition in the SC Chronicles series. This self-paced, one hour (20 renewal credits) course showcases SCETV-produced video resources about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history, geography, people, and culture. This sixth series looks at the period after the Civil War beginning in 1865 that was a time of major crisis for a battle-worn nation and also highlights the great changes in the economy and society that took place when the Reconstruction era ended, the period right up until almost the end of the 19th century. These lessons, including some with noted South Carolina historian Dr. Walter Edgar, examine this important period of our South Carolina history, showing how it relates to what came before and after.  We’ll also learn about the Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886, hear about the founding of schools for women and African Americans, and meet some important men and women born in our state during this era (SCETV produced).

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SC Chronicles VII: Entering the 20th Century

(Recommended for teachers of all grade levels)

6-8 week session 
Recertification: 20 Renewal Credits 
Cost: $75.00 

SC Chronicles VII: Entering the 20th Century is the seventh edition in the SC Chronicles series. This course uses videos about this period in our nation’s history and SCETV-produced programs about South Carolina to assist educators in learning about our state’s history, geography, people, and culture. The seventh series looks at the period from just before the turn of the century to around 1940.  In this series, we’ll also meet some important men and women of the period who called South Carolina home (SCETV produced).

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