Civil War Traveling Trunk
3-2.7 Explain the transfer of the institution of slavery into South Carolina from the West Indies, including the slave trade and the role of African Americans in the developing plantation economy; the daily lives of African American slaves and their contributions to South Carolina, such as the Gullah culture and the introduction of new foods; and African American acts of resistance against white authority.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the antebellum period,
the causes and effects of the Civil War, and the impact of Reconstruction in South Carolina.
Compare the economic conditions for various classes of people in South Carolina,
including the elite, the middle class, the lower class, the independent farmers, and the enslaved
and free African Americans.
3-4.7 Summarize the effects of Reconstruction in South Carolina, including the development of public education, racial advancements and tensions, and economic changes.
3-5.2 Summarize the effects of the state and local laws that are commonly known as the Jim Crow laws on African Americans in particular and on South Carolinians as a whole.
3-5.6 Summarize the key events and effects of the civil rights movement in South Carolina, including the desegregation of schools (Briggs v. Elliot) and other public facilities and the acceptance of African Americans' right to vote.
Reconstruction Traveling Trunk
Explain the social, economic, and political effects of the Civil War on the United States.
Summarize the aims and course of Reconstruction, including the effects of Abraham
Lincoln's assassination, Southern resistance to the rights of freedmen, and the agenda of the
Explain the effects of Reconstruction, including new rights under the thirteenth, fourteenth,
and fifteenth amendments; the actions of the Freedmenís Bureau; and the move from a
plantation system to sharecropping.
Explain the purpose and motivations of subversive groups during Reconstruction and their
rise to power after the withdrawal of federal troops from the South.
Compare the political, economic, and social effects of Reconstruction on different
populations in the South and in other regions of the United States.
8-4.1 Explain the purposes of Reconstruction with attention to the economic, social, political, and geographical problems facing the South, including reconstruction of towns, factories, farms, and transportation systems; the effects of emancipation; racial tension; tension between social classes; and disagreement over voting rights.
8-4.2 Summarize Reconstruction in South Carolina and its effects on daily life in South Carolina, including the experiences of plantation owners, small farmers, freedmen, women, and northern immigrants.
8-4.5 Summarize the successes and failures that occurred in South Carolina during Reconstruction, including the bribery of legislators, corruption in political parties, the development of public education, and violence during the election of 1876.
World War II Traveling Trunk
USHC 8.3 Summarize the impact of World War II and war mobilization on the home front, including war bond drives, rationing, the role of women and minorities in the workforce, and racial and ethnic tensions such as those caused by the internment of Japanese Americans.