Lesson Activities

AT&T, with assistance from the South Carolina Department of Education, is pleased to provide samples of activities and projects for educators that will involve, entertain, and inform students of the contributions of these South Carolinian African Americans. While by no means comprehensive, these resources will hopefully assist you in your critically important role for the future of our state: teaching our children.

In order to help you find what you are looking for more quickly, we've sorted the lessons by honoree/month and also by subject. Click on the names or subjects below to find lesson plans sorted by that category. Feel inspired? Click here to submit your own activities to share!



Mary M. Bethea/January
Tyrone Corbin/February
William P. Diggs/March
Calvin H. Elams/April
Terry K. Hunter/May
Brooklyn Mack/June
David E. Rivers/July
Bertha Maxwell-Roddey/August
Willie R. Rogers/September
Harry & Evaretta Rutherford/October
Robert Satcher/November
David Holmes Swinton/December

US History
English Language Arts (ELA)
Social Studies
Art & Culture
Visual Arts
Culinary Arts

We'd like to thank the South Carolina Department of Education and the Educators who worked to create these wonderful lessons!

Rachel Johnson, 5th Grade SS/Science, Spartanburg County District 6 Kim Buice, Technology Integration, Chapman Elementary
Linda Milligan, 6-8 ELA, Berkeley County Schools
Rosco Campbell, SS/History, Pendleton HS
Eriresha Terry-Lewis, 8th Grade SS, Busbee Creative Arts Academy
Dr. Pamela Varnish, Culinary Arts, Abbeville Career Center
Shauna Williams, 11th Grade SS, Wilson HS
Jade Howard, ELA, Summerville HS
Ellen Latimer, Media Specialist, Okatie Elementary
Anna Wheeler, Music, Coosa Elementary
Celena Dupree, 3rd Grade Core Subjects, Broad River Elementary
Unis Michelle Boykin, Grades 3-8 ESOL, Taylor Elementary
Linda Brown, K-2, Lockett Elementary
Henrietta Youmans Williams, 7th Grade ELA, Williston Elko MS
Machelle Gray, ELA, Dixie HS
Nicole Galashaw, 10-11 ELA, Wilson HS
Geneva Young, 3rd Grade Core Subjects, Broad River Elementary
Tarsha Martin, Media Specialist, Lamar HS
Karmella Fullard, 10-11 Science, Wilson HS
Angela Grooms, 6-8 Media Specialist, Spaulding MS
Lewis E. Huffman, Education Associate, SCDE
Caroline Yetman, Education Associate, SCDE

Additional Activities

  • General Activities - Additional activities to be used more broadly in the classroom for students of all ages.
  • Subject Area General Activities - Generalized activities separated into subject areas for your convenience.
  • Introduce the Honorees - Suggestions about ways to introduce these figures to the English-language arts, math, science, social studies and fine arts curricula in keeping with the current academic standards
  • Archive of Past Lesson Activities - View lesson activities that relate to honorees from the 2006-2012 calendars.
We hope you will find our suggestions helpful. If you have used other ideas effectively in your classroom, we invite you to share them with us and with our readers.

Special thanks to the South Carolina Department of Education for compiling and sharing lesson ideas and broad-based activities related to South Carolina African American History.