Check out these resources for Social Studies educators and families!

Illustrated Historical Guides

Download the following resources illustrated by Melina Testin, Education Coordinator to learn more about South Carolina history:

Spilling the Tea

In 1773, Charleston had its own "Tea Party" before Boston! Read a comic about the event and explore tea brick artwork.

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Building Bonds

Learn about Charleston Brick Plantations and discover popular masonry patterns.

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Origami Scavenger Hunt

Test your knowledge of South Carolina history as you fold an origami sail boat.

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South Carolina Geography Education

Teachers can join South Carolina Geography Education for free.

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Archaeology Public Outreach Division

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Alignment Guides for 2020 Social Studies Standards

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Eagle Eye Citizen

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Interactive Map

Explore historic hotspots on this interactive map of South Carolina.




Each year the South Carolina Historical Society awards up to three Gignilliat scholarships to students of Huguenot descent. Students are judged on their compilation of 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 submission deadline for 2024-2025 awards is May 31, 2024.

Please contact Melina Testin, Education Coordinator at with questions


Email Education & Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Melina Testin at to learn about Education Programs

Contact Hannah Mooney at to learn about Volunteer Opportunities and Membership Benefits