SC School Standards


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The Beaufort History Museum: Correlation to SC Social Studies Standards for Grade 3

The Beaufort History Museum traces its history back more than 500 years.  The exhibit covers many aspects of the history of Beaufort County to include past and present history (1970’s forward). An activity pamphlet is also available for students. A more complete description of the exhibit is also available for teachers. 

Click here for a copy of our Family Activity Guide: Uniforms of the Beaufort History Museum.

Early History

Students will learn about:

  • ·       The Geography of Beaufort County
  • ·       The arrival of Native American People and their settlement in the Lowcountry area
  • ·       The European Arrivals (Spanish, French, English and the Scots) and Early Settlements

 Standards:     3-1.1, 3-1.2, 3-1.3; and 3-2.1, 3-2.2

Permanent Settlement

This part of the exhibit will concentrate on the following:

  • ·       Beaufort Township and its evolution into a thriving town and parish district
  • ·       The Yemassee War
  • ·       The Plantation Economy

Standards:      3-2.3, 3-2.4

The Revolutionary War Period

This period covers from around 1770’s to around 1786:

  • ·       The War
  • ·       Thomas Heyward, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • ·       The National Militia Act and the Arsenal

Standards:      3-3.1, 3-3.2, 3-3.3, 3-3.4

Antebellum and the Civil War

  • ·       Students will learn about:
  • ·       King Cotton and other crops
  • ·       Slavery and the Gullah Heritage
  • ·       The Creation of the College and Library
  • ·       Nullification Crisis
  • ·       Secession
  • ·       Battle of Port Royal Sound
  • ·       Union Occupation
  • ·       The SC 1st Colored Troops

Standards: 3-4.1, 3-4.2, 3-4.3, 3-4.4, 3-4.5

Reconstruction Era

  • ·       The Beaufort District experience was very different than other areas of the state and the South
  • ·       Port Royal Experiment
  • ·       Northern Missionaries and Rehearsal for Reconstruction
  • ·       Robert Smalls, and other African American Leadership of the Reconstruction Era
  • ·       Mather School and other Educational Endeavors

Standards: 3-4.5, 3-4.6

The 19th and 20th Century

This period will cover the economic Impact, civil rights and military presence in Beaufort County

  • ·       Industry
  • ·       Changes in Beaufort
  • ·       Growing Jewish Community
  • ·       Devastation caused by Hurricanes and Fires
  • ·       Disenfranchisement and Jim Crow Era
  • ·       Ku Klux Klan
  • ·       School Integration

Standards: 3-5-1, 3-5.2, 3-5.3, 3-5.4, 3-5.5, 3-5.6

7/25/2016

The Beaufort History Museum: Correlation to SC Social Studies Standards for Grade 5

Reconstruction

The Beaufort History Museum has a special exhibit on the Reconstruction Period in Beaufort entitled, Reconstruction Beaufort: Islands of Hope in a Sea of Distress

It is recognized that while this was a period in history that was devastating in many ways – loss of lives during the civil war, loss of southern industry, agricultural pursuits and a new way of life for thousands of freed slaves. Yet in the Beaufort County area it was a period of hope and prosperity to many.  The exhibit covers four main areas: Education, Politics Agriculture and Industry.

Standards: 5-1, 5-1.2, 5-1.4

From 1880’s through the world War II Beaufort experienced many changes and similarities reflected in other areas of the country.  The museum will give one a peek into how Beaufort was affected by: Practice of Discrimination and the passage of discriminatory laws; Industry in Beaufort County such as Phosphate Mining and Oyster Canning, the extension of the railroad   and the presence of the Parris Island Marine Deport.

Standards: 5-3.1, 5-3.2, 5-3.6

9/5/2016

The Beaufort History Museum: Correlation to SC Social Studies Standards for Grade 8

Early Settlement in Beaufort County

The Native American Indian were the first residents of the Beaufort district which encompassed some or all of the counties of Beaufort, Jasper and Colleton. During the 1500’s the Spanish, English, French, and Scots arrived. By the 1700’s the English had control of the area and established a Port on the Port Royal River and established the town called Beaufort Town. Africans were brought to the area as slaves to tend the various plantations growing rice, indigo and later cotton.

Standards: 8-1.1, 8-1.4, 8-1.5

American Revolution and Establishing a New Government

While there was little military disruption to Beaufort; the local population was greatly divided among loyalty to the crown and the revolutionary movement. The museum highlights some of the differences and honors Thomas Heyward as one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Standards: 8-2.2, 8-2.3, 8-2.6 and 8-3.2

The Antebellum Period through the Civil War

This Period covers the plantation life and cotton becoming the primary crop. Beaufort’s role in the secession from the Union.  The military strategies in South Carolina including, the Union blockade of Charleston and other ports, the early capture of Port Royal, the exploits of Robert Smalls.  The impact of the Civil War on the Beaufort Area in each of the various social classes, including those groups defined by race, gender, and age.

Standards: 8-4.1, 8-4.3, 8-4.4, 8-4.5, 8-4.6 

Reconstruction

The Beaufort History Museum has a special exhibit on the Reconstruction Period in Beaufort entitled, Reconstruction Beaufort: Islands of Hope in a Sea of Distress

It is recognized that while this was a period in history that was devasting in many ways – loss of lives during the civil war, loss of southern industry, agricultural pursuits and a new way of life for thousands of freed slaves. Yet in the Beaufort County area it was a period of hope and prosperity to many.  The exhibit covers four main areas: Education, Politics Agriculture and Industry.

Standards: 8-5.1,8-5.2, 8-5.3, 8-5.4, 8-5.5

9/5/2016




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