South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.3. South Carolina Studies
3-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution and South Carolina's role in the development of the new American nation.
People establish governments to provide stability and ensure the protection of their rights as citizens. To understand the causes and results of the American Revolution on South Carolina, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
3-3.1. Summarize the causes of the American Revolution, including Britain's passage of the Stamp Act, the Tea Act, and the Intolerable Acts; the rebellion of the colonists; and the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
3-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of life in the antebellum period, the causes and effects of the Civil War, and the impact of Reconstruction in South Carolina.
South Carolina played a key role in events that occurred before, during, and after the Civil War; and those events, in turn, greatly affected the state. To understand South Carolina's experiences during this tumultuous time, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
3-4.2. Summarize the development of slavery in antebellum South Carolina, including the invention of the cotton gin and the subsequent expansion of and economic dependence on slavery.
SC.3-SSLS. Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century
3-SSLS.1. Literacy Skills for Social Studies
3-SSLS.1.1. Interpret information from a variety of social studies resources.
3-SSLS.1.12. Differentiate between fiction and informational text and between primary and secondary sources.
3-SSLS.3. Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects
3-SSLS.3.1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate his or her understanding of a text, using the text as the basis for the answers.