After Slavery: Educator Resources

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South Carolina Curriculum Standards

This section of After Slavery: Educator Resources serves as a guide for connecting the South Carolina Social Studies Academic Standards to the primary source documents highlighted in the After Slavery educational units. This curriculum guide specifically corresponds with Standard 3 in the United States History and the Constitution course required in South Carolina's public high school system. Our goal is to provide South Carolina public school teachers and students with greater access to the transcribed excerpts of primary source documents presented in After Slavery. The After Slavery online exhibition and educator resources can also serve educators in secondary and higher education classrooms across the United States and internationally for lessons relating to the Reconstruction Era in the Carolinas and the American South. This section was added to LDHI in 2015.

United States History and the Constitution (USHC): Standard 3
The student will demonstrate an understanding of how regional and ideological differences led to the Civil War and an understanding of the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on democracy in America.

Enduring Understanding: 
Democracy is based on the balance between majority rule and the protection of minority rights. To understand the impact of conflicting interests on the rights of minority groups, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education, 2011.