Check out these resources for Social Studies educators and families!

Teaching and Learning Ideas

Analyzing Primary Sources

Use these recording sheets to guide students through the process of observing and analyzing primary sources.

Analyze a Map - Primary

View Resource

Analyze a Map- Elementary

View Resource

Analyze Photo or Print- Primary

View Resource

Analyze Photo or Print- Elementary

View Resource


South Carolina Geography Education

Teachers can join the South Carolina Geography Education for free. Members can rent floor maps of South Carolina for use in classrooms. There are also plenty of free downloadable mapping resources as well as budget friendly atlases.

Visit Website

Archaeology Public Outreach Division

The South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division, Inc. has activities and lesson plans to incorporate archaeology into the classroom.

Visit Website

Alignment Guides for the 2020 Social Studies College- and Career-Ready Standards

The SC Department of Education has released the alignment guides for the 2020 Social Studies standards.

Visit Website

Eagle Eye Citizen

Eagle Eye Citizen, a project supported by a grant from the Library of Congress, has interactive challenges for middle and high school students that focus on American history, civics, and government using Library of Congress primary sources.

Visit Website

Interactive Map

Explore historic hotspots on this interactive map of South Carolina.



James and Charlotte Gignilliat Scholarship

Each year the South Carolina Historical Society awards up to three Gignilliat scholarships to students of Huguenot descent. Students are judged on their ability to compile a family tree, academic ability, and leadership qualifications. The Gignilliat Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 by Thomas M. Gignilliat, who stipulated that the recipients must descend from a Huguenot ancestor who settled in North America prior to November 28, 1787. The deadline for this year’s applications is May 24, 2023.

Please contact Hannah at or (843) 723-3225 ext. 111 with questions.


Email Education & Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Melina Testin at to learn more about Education Programs.

Contact Hannah Mooney at to learn about Teacher Membership Benefits.