Program Description: As the state’s oldest historical society and its largest private manuscript repository, the South Carolina Historical Society serves as an invaluable and unique asset to historians and genealogists who seek information concerning the history of our state, and the role of their families in that history.
We are a research library with rich archives covering all regions and time periods of our state’s history, and we would be happy to work with teachers to provide materials and an arts-integrated lesson plan for any subject area. We are flexible and can work with you in a number of ways. Visit the Historical Society website for more information.
3rd Grade Social Studies and Visual Arts: What was life like in Antebellum South Carolina? Students will gain understanding of the Antebellum time period by exploring a historic building (100 Meeting St.), learning about the different people who constructed the building, and then designing their own buildings.
4th Grade Social Studies and Visual Arts: What do our nation’s earliest buildings have in common? By visiting a historic building designed by America’s first native-born professional architect, students will explore common themes in historic architecture that they will use to design their own buildings.
6th Grade Social Studies and Visual Arts: Students learning about ancient Greek and Roman architecture will see those ideals in a new way through a field trip to the classically designed Fireproof Building. Students will then use concepts of classical architecture to design their own buildings.
8th Grade Social Studies and Visual Arts: What skills, labor, and materials were used to build our nation? By visiting a historic building designed by America’s first native-born professional architect, students will explore common themes in early American architecture that they will use to design their own buildings.