A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina, 2015 Edition

A Teacher’s Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina, was created as a standards-based resource that can be readily used in the classroom, encouraging the incorporation of local African American historic places into the social studies and arts curriculum. Doing so will prepare students to become more engaged and better-informed citizens who respect, understand, and are equipped to function in our multicultural society. — Leah E. Brown, Editor, 2008 Edition

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Produced by South Carolina teachers and faculty representing grades K-12, this Guide and Supplements are provided by the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation (SCAAHF) which supports the efforts of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC). The SCAAHC, established in 1993 as the SC African American Heritage Council was changed in 2001 to the SC African American Heritage Commission by the South Carolina General Assembly by Executive Order. The Commission's mission is "To identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings, and culture of the African American experience in South Carolina."  Free training on how to use these publications is available for educators by contacting Jannie Harriot at the SCAAHC.

  • Correlation of Standard Indicators (SI) As in the previous versions of African American Historic Places in South Carolina, this edition of A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina correlates the sites to the 2011 South Carolina Social Studies Academic Standard Indicators. The standard indicators are listed below each site summary. ​

The Guide and Supplements support the 1984 state's mandate that states: By the 1989-1990 school year, each public school of the State must instruct students in the history of the black people [African Americans] as a regular part of its history and social studies courses. The State Board of Education shall establish regulations for the adoption of history and social studies textbooks, which incorporate black [African American] history and shall, through the State Department of Education, assist the school districts in developing and locating suitable printed materials and other aids for instruction in black [African American] history. (S.C. Code Ann. § 59-29-55).  It is an outreach tool "to assist educators with incorporating the information... into their classroom instruction."

  • ​Correlation of South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Standards for English Language Arts (ELA SI) These standards, published in 2015, are the result of a process designed to identify, evaluate, synthesize, and create the most high-quality, rigorous academic criteria for South Carolina students. They are designed to ensure that South Carolina students are prepared to enter and succeed in economically viable career opportunities or post-secondary education and ensuing careers.

  • Correlation of South Carolina Visual and Performing Arts Academic Standards (ARTS) The 2010   South Carolina Academic Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts is presented as a series of seven documents that individually address the arts areas of dance, choral music, general music, instrumental music, media arts, theatre, and visual arts from kindergarten through high school.

A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina and Integrating Art Into the Classroom were made possible through generous grants and assistance from the South Carolina Department of Education; The Humanities Council SC, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Teaching American History in South Carolina; and the Terence L. Mills Memorial Endowed Preservation Services Fund for North and South Carolina of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Excerpts and information on this page taken from the FORWARD and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (pages 2-5) of A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina, 2015 Edition with express permission of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation.
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