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SouthCarolina

Miss Alleys 3rd Grade Social


Studies

andtheCivilWar

WejustfinishedaunitonSouthCarolinaduringtheCivilWar!Nowyouandyourpartnerget
tobenewsreportersandwriteanewspaperarticle!Tomaketheseprojectsyouneedtochoose
ONEofthetopicsbelow.Therearewebsitestouseasyoucreateyournewsreport.Thenyou
andyourpartneraregoingtouseMicrosoftPublishertocreateyouronepagenewspaper
article.Youhavetoincludethefollowing:

A creative title!
A 4-6 sentence paragraph with three facts about your topic
A 4-6 sentence paragraph with at least two ways your topic
affected South Carolina and the Civil War
At least two pictures

Be creative and add any other facts about your topic that you want
to!

Cotton Gin:

http://quatr.us/clothing/cottongin.htm
This website gives a short history of the cotton gin.
https://www.eliwhitney.org/7/museum/eli-whitney/cotton-gin
This website talks about Eli Whitney, why he created the cotton gin,
and shows how the cotton gin works. Read the headings to find the
information you need!
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365110015/
Watch some of this video to learn about the history of the cotton gin
and the effect it had on slavery.
http://www.civilwar.org/resources/civil-war-history-howthe.html
This website shows the very strong effect of the cotton gin on slavery.

South Carolinas Secession:

http://www.ducksters.com/history/confederation_of_the_united
_states.php
This website tells about South Carolinas secession and what caused
the Southern states to secede.
http://www.civil-conflict.org/civil-war-history/secession.htm
This website tells why the states seceded. Remember to read the
headings to find what you need!
http://study.com/academy/lesson/lincolns-election-southernsecession-the-new-confederacy.html

The website explains South Carolinas secession and why they


seceded. Remember to read headings to find what you need!
http://www.historyforkids.net/confederation-secedes.html
This website gives some history behind South Carolinas secession and
explains why the states seceded.

The Hunley Submarine:

http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_war/submarines_h_l_hun
ley.php
This website tells a little about the history of submarines and facts
about the Hunley. Remember to read headings!
http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/cs/CSS_H.L._Hunley
Use this website to learn about the history of the Hunley!
http://www.civil-conflict.org/civil-war-weapons/confederatesubmarine.htm
This website talks about the history of the Hunley and gives a lot of
interesting facts! Remember to read the headings!
http://www.civilwar.org/civil-war-discovery-trail/sites/the-h-lhunley-project-and-submarine-tours.html
This website gives a short summary of the history of the Hunley.
http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08443.htm
This website has pictures of the Hunley!

Robert Smalls:

http://www.nps.gov/fosu/learn/historyculture/robert-smalls.htm
This website gives a short history of Robert Smalls life.
http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/htdocs-sirsi/smalls.htm
This website talks about the major events in Robert Smalls life and
why they were important. Remember to read headings to find the
important information!
http://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Smalls
This website talks about how Robert Smalls was involved in the Civil
War.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/experience/freedom/spotlight
.html
This website quickly talks about Robert Smalls life and how he effected
the Civil War.

*All of these websites have good pictures you can use for your
article!
**Remember! If you find words you do not know, use the online
dictionary at
http://www.wordcentral.com/

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