Social Studies

How do we make a "sound judgment" in a culturally diverse society? How do we know the best path to follow in an interdependent world? These stories, based on social-studies, help us to understand that personal and environmental relationships impact our lives and our world.

Social Studies Chapters

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes

South Carolina History Standard 8-5.1 The impact of Reconstruction, Industrialization, and Progressivism

Social Studies Story Briefs

This photo depicts the Watergate Complex. Burglars, looking for negative information from the Democratic National Committee, broke into the DNC office...

The political campaigns, leading-up to the presidential election of 1884, included lots of arguing politicians.

The Golden Gate Strait separates the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco Bay. Today, the Golden Gate Bridge spans this narrow water passage.

After South Carolina rejoined the Union, African-American males could vote. More blacks were involved in government in South Carolina than in any othe...

Six days after the United States elected Abraham Lincoln to serve as America''s 16th President, South Carolina held a meeting to endorse a call from t...

Social Studies Learning Tasks

Examining Primary Source Images for Author's Purpose

Identifying Key Ideas

Integrate Visual Information

Fact, Opinion, and Judgement

Analyzing the Impact of Word Choice

Social Studies Audios

Chapter 40, of Little Women, is one of the saddest chapters in the story.

Do you know the background of "Little Women?" Meet Louisa May Alcott and learn how she based her still-famous story on her real-life family.

Three days after Anne Frank told "Kitty" about an unsettling conversation with her father - that the Frank family may have to go into hiding somewhere...

Anne Frank, a Jewish girl living with her family in Amsterdam, was thirteen years old during the summer of 1942.  At the time, German forces were...

During the Great Depression, Americans were starving.

Social Studies Questions to Ponder

Is there anything about the story of Odysseus and the Sirens which matters to 21st-century people?

In his Nobel Lecture, Elie Wiesel explained why Holocaust survivors told their stories during, and after, the war. As a corollary, he related how hard...

In his Nobel Lecture, given on 11 December 1986, Elie Wiesel says that it was important for him (and others) to talk about the bad things which had ha...

In his 1986 Nobel Lecture, Elie Wiesel says: It is incumbent upon us to remember the good we have received, and the evil we have suffered. But h...

In the Nobel Lecture which Elie Wiesel gave on the 11th of December, 1986, he makes this observation about the Holocaust years: Fear dominated the ...

Social Studies Audio Narrations

It's June 13, 1935 and Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stuns boxing fans everywhere when he defeats the reigning champion, Max Baer.

Making her point by breaking bottles of alcoholic beverages, Carry Nation becomes a temperance leader.

Gone with the Wind became one of the best-selling novels and movies of all time.

Margaret Mitchell named Scarlett O'Hara after looking through books of Irish literature.

Margaret Mitchell found the title for her new book in the lines of an 1891 poem.

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