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

One of numerous relocation centers, during WWII, the Tule Lake internment camp was also known as a segregation center.

Tom Tanaka was living at Camp Poston when he created this painting of the place on May 17, 1942.

Phosphate mining, in South Carolina, was once the most-dominant in the world. This twenty-year position of prominence ended due to a variety of factor...

American children held jobs in many industries, including the cotton industry during the early 20th century. This girl was a spinner at a South Caroli...

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

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 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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