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Sandlapper Magazine Lesson Plans

Teachers, these lesson plans have been extracted from past issues of Sandlapper magazine. Each plan includes a reprint of a Sandlapper article, lesson plan objectives, South Carolina Education Standards addressed, activities and a listing of additional resources to further explore each topic. Class levels are listed in each title.

Grades 1-3: Hub-bub in Hub City 

The Hub City Writers Project has a thriving program of arts, cultural events and outreach that's unlike anything in the region.
Subject Areas Addressed: Social Studies,
English Language Arts
SC Standards Addressed: Social Studies 1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 3-1; English Language Arts 1-1, 1-3, 1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 2-3, 2-5, 2-6, 3-1, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6

Grades 1-3: Boykin Spaniels

The dog that doesn't rock the boat: South Carolina's Boykin Spaniel
Subject Areas Addressed: Social Studies, English Language Arts
SC Standards Addressed: Social Studies 1-1, 1-6, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1; Science 2-2, 3-2; English Language Arts 1-1, 1-3, 1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 2-3, 2-5, 2-6, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6

Grades 1-3: City of Cayce

Major changes dead ahead are bringing this midlands community full circle to its past as the most important inland commercial town east of the Mississippi River.
Subject Areas Addressed: Social Studies,
English Language Arts
SC Standards Addressed: Social Studies K-1, K-6, 1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 3-1, 3-2, 3-5; English Language Arts 1-1, 1-3, 1-5, 1-6, 2-1, 2-3, 2-5, 2-6, 3-1, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6

Grades 2-3: Bladesmith

Harleyville native Jason Knight is South Carolina's first and only master bladesmith, of which there are only 110 in the United States.
Subject Areas Addressed: Social Studies, Science,
English Language Arts
SC Standards Addressed: Social Studies 2-1, 3-5; Science 2-1, 2-4, 3-1, 3-4; English Language Arts 2-1, 2-3, 2-5, 2-, 3-1, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6

Grades 3-4: Hatiola

At this hunt club, hunting is just one dreamy suggestion.
Subject Areas Addressed:  Social Studies, Science,
English Language Arts
SC Standards Addressed:  Social Studies 3-1, 3-2, 3-5, 4-2; Science 3-2, 4-2; English Language Arts 3-1, 3-3, 3-5, 3-6, 4-1, 4-3, 4-5, 4-6, 3-2, 4-2

Grade 8: Marsh Tackies

The independent spirit of this brave and stalwart breed of horse has stamped its mark in history— and in the hearts of South Carolinians.
Subject Area Addressed: History, Language Arts
History Standards 8-1, 8-1.3, 8-1.4; 8-2, 8-2.2; Language Arts Standards 8-6.2, 8-6.5

Grade 8: Friendship Nine

Fifty years ago, nine college students from Rock Hill went to jail for doing what millions of Americans have done billions of times— ordering a Coke™ and a hamburger.
Subject Area Addressed: History, Social Studies
SC Standards Addressed: 8-5, 8-5.1, 8-7, 8-7.4 

Grades 6-8: Highway 76    

The real South Carolina is still out there. You can find the state's true face along forgotten byways and back roads. Among those less-traveled routes rolls U.S. 76, once upon a time a cross-state thoroughfare.
Subject Areas Addressed: Language Arts, Social Studies
SC Standards Addressed: 3-1 (3-1.1, 3-1.2, 3-1.3, 3-1.4), 8-7 (8-7.1, 8-7.2), 8-5 (8-5.1), 8-2.2, 8-2.4, 8-2.6, 8-1.1, 8-1.5, 8-2.4, 8-3.3, 8-3.4, 8-5.2, 8-5.3, 8-5.4

Grade 8: Gullah Culture

Chef Dye Scott-Rhodan keeps Gullah culture on the front burner.
Subject Areas Addressed: Social Studies
SC Standards Addressed: 8-1, 8-1.4

Grade 8: College Match

Using several issues of Sandlapper, students find facts about SC five colleges/universities to help a sibling decide on a college.
Addressed: Standards 8-7 and 8-7.4

Grade 8: SC Secession 

On December 20, 1860, the delegates of a special South Carolina state convention voted unanimously to secede from the Union.
Subject Area Addressed: History 
SC Standards Addressed: 8-3, 8-4

Grade 8: Earthquakes

The words "earthquake" and "South Carolina" are not usually strung together, but they should be, as our state has an earthquake past, present and future.
Subject Areas Addressed: History, Science
SC Standards Addressed: 8-5, 8-5.5, 8-3, 8-3.2, 8-3.3, 8-3.7, 8-3.8

Grade 8: Byrnes Legacy

A former school drop-out's compassion fueled a college scholarship program for orphans and half-orphans.
Subject Areas Addressed: History
SC Standards Addressed: 8-6, 8-7

Grade 8: College Legends

A spine-tingling tour of college campuses.
Subject Areas Addressed: History, Language Arts, Social Studies
SC Standards Addressed: 8-1

Grade 8: Preservation 

Historic Charleston plays host to those who save history.
Subject Areas Addressed: History
SC Standards Addressed: 8-3, 8-1.2, 8-1.3, 8-1.4, 8-1.5, 8-1.6

Grade 8: An Unlikely Friendship

At 88, judges Sol Blatt Jr. and Matthew Perry Jr. are still holding court. And they're still holding onto a valued friendship with each other.
Subject Areas Addressed: Social Studies, History
SC Standards Addressed: 8-5, 8-5.1, 8-7, 8-7.4

Grade 8: Visit South Carolina

A creative writing and thinking assignment examining South Carolina tourism and its effect on the state's economics.
Subject Areas Addressed: History, Social Studies
SC Standards Addressed:  8-7, 8-7.5

Grade 8: I've Got an App for That!

Students are to take the role of software designers, creating a concept for a travel application for an Android, Smart, or i-Phone that would allow a user to explore various destinations in South Carolina.
Subject Areas Addressed: History, Geography
SC Standards Addressed:  8-7, 8-7.2; 8-5, 8-5.1

Grade 8: Geocaching Through the Pages of Sandlapper Magazine

This activity is based on geocaching where individuals search for “treasure” using a GPS and specified latitude/longitude points.   Subject Areas Addressed: History, Geography, Earth Science
SC Standards Addressed:  8-3, 8-3.9; 8-7, 8-7.1

Grade 8: Army Basic Training

Columbia's Fort Jackson is the largest basic training facility in the nation.
Subject Areas Addressed: History
SC Standards Addressed:  8-2, 8-2.5; 8-3, 8-3.4; 8-5, 8-5.3; 8-6, 8-6.1, 8-6.5; 8-7, 8-7.1

 

 

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