For Educators

For parents, teachers, students, and those interested in South Carolina African American history, we offer a number of resources as starting points for further research and knowledge. These resources include external perspectives on the achievements of African Americans together with additional tools to complete a reader’s picture of the impact African American leaders made throughout recent history.

Curriculum Standards

Using the SC African American History Honorees in the classroom

In keeping with the mandate of the Educational Improvement Act, which calls for the infusion of African American History in South Carolina’s social studies curriculum, we present these individuals as key figures in South Carolina History who have made an impact on our nation and the World.

The following are 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.

Social Studies

  • Time, Continuity, & Change
  • People, Places, & Environments
  • Governments
  • Production, Distribution, & Consumption


  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning & Proof
  • Communication
  • Connections
  • Representation


  • Observe
  • Classify
  • Communicate


  • Read
  • Write
  • Communicate
  • Research

Fine Arts

  • Choral Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Theater Arts
  • Making Connections with Other Genres
  • Relating to History & Culture

Click here to find lesson activities.

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.