South Carolina History Project 3rd Grade Students Mrs. Watson’s Class
PEE DEE INDIANS Pee Dee Indians raised crops for food and used the river as a trade route with other tribes. During the Civil War, some Pee Dee Indians served in the Confederate Army. During hurricanes Hugo and Andrew, the Pee Dee Indians helped people with food and supplies. Arkadius "Periscope Page." Welcome to Knowitall.org. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
South Carolina Wetlands Carolina Bays are oval shaped shallow depressions. They represent a type of bog or bog-lake complex unique to the southern coastal plain. They are thought to have been formed by a meteor or comet impact. Austin SWS - 26th Annual International Wetlands Meeting." Society of Wetland Scientists - An International Organization. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
Anne Bonny Her father hoped that she would marry a man she did not like so she ran away and became a pirate. Girls were not allowed on ships so she dressed up like a boy. She died on April 25, 1782 and she was 81. Autumn Annebonny.html." South Carolina SC - Genealogical and Historical Websites. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Loggerhead sea turtles can mysteriously find their way back to the same beach they laid their eggs. They can lay one hundred twenty-five eggs. They became the state reptile in 1988. Avery M. "South Carolina SC - State Reptile - Loggerhead Turtle." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 29 Nov. 2011..
Spotted Salamander Spotted salamander became the official state amphibian in 1999. They can live up to thirty years. The spotted salamander has two bright yellow rows of spots which start at the head and goes down its back. Emmanuel Information Highway - SC. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
South Carolina’s State Seal South Carolina’s first symbol was the state seal. When it was first used in 1777, it was very different from what it is today. The woman on the state seal is the Roman goddess Spes. The palmetto tree on the state seal represents a victory battle against the British during the American Revolutionary War. Ayana "South Carolina SC - State Seal and State Mottos." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 07 Dec. 2011..
South Carolina Flower Jessamine is an evergreen vine. Yellow Jessamine became our state flower in 1924. Touching them can produce an allergic reaction. Carrie "South Carolina SC State Flower - Yellow Jessamine, Carolina Jasmine." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
Sweetgrass Baskets Sweetgrass is a native plant and is basically a plant you wouldn’t notice. Sweetgrass baskets are made from this plain plant. These baskets remind us of the rich African heritage brought to this country by slaves. Daniel "SCIWAY News No. 77 - October 2009." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 01 Dec. 2011..
Betsy Byars Betsy Byars has written over 30 books for young children. Betsy’s books have been translated into nineteen languages and she gets thousands of letters from readers in the United States and from all over the world. Betsy attended public schools in North Carolina and graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina with a major in English. Da’Myas Www.BetsyByars.com - Welcome. Web. 29 Nov. 2011..
The Catawba Indians The Catawba tribe has been living in South Carolina since 1650. The original Catawba people called themselves “Ye lswa,” meaning “river people.” The members live in a reservation near Rock Hill, South Carolina. Avery H. "Periscope Page." Welcome to Knowitall.org. Web. 08 Mar. 2012..
Mary McLeod Bethune Mary was born July 10, 1875 in Mayesville, South Carolina. Mary taught in Georgia, Florida, Illinois, and South Carolina. Mary died May 18, 1955. Jamal "Syndicated Column -- Mary McLeod Bethune." :: National Association for Home Care and Hospice ::. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
South Carolina Fruit – Peach South Carolina is #2 in the nation in peach production and second only to California. During a normal year, South Carolina grows 60,000 tons of peaches. It wasn’t until the 1850s that South Carolina began to grows peaches commercially. Lexie "Fresh SC Peaches – Our South Carolina State Fruit." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
South Carolina Flag Our state flag is blue with a palmetto tree in the middle and a white crescent in the top left corner. The flag’s blue color represents the Patriot soldiers’ uniforms that were blue. The flag was adopted by the South Carolina Legislature on January 26, 1861. Kaitlyn "South Carolina, Flag of (United States State Flag) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
SC Bird Carolina wrens make their nests inside the eaves of houses. The Carolina wren was named the state bird in 1948 and it took the place of the mocking bird. The sound it makes sounds like tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle. Lilly "South Carolina SC - State Bird - Carolina Wren." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
Peggy Parish Peggy Parish was born in Manning, South Carolina on July 14, 1927. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Mrs. Parish wrote the books about Amelia Bedelia. Malaysia "AMELIA BEDELIA Series by Peggy Parish and Herman Parish." Kidsreads.com. Web. 01 Dec. 2011..
South Carolina Gemstone The amethyst became our state gemstone on June 24, 1969. You can see an amethyst in the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. The amethyst is the birthstone for February. Mia "South Carolina SC State Gemstone - Amethyst." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
South Carolina Mace The South Carolina state mace is approximately forty- eight inches long. The state mace weight eleven pounds. The state mace became the property of the house of the Representatives after the Revolutionary War. Nathaniel "Mace of the House of Representatives." The South Carolina Encyclopedia. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
Francis Marion Francis Marion was born in St. John’s Parish near Berkeley County about 1732 and died on February 26, 1795. He was nicknamed the Swamp Fox. Francis Marion was a general in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. Nykeria Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. http://www.school.eb.com/all/comptons/artic le-927569 http://www.school.eb.com/all/comptons/artic le-927569
South Carolina Sword The sword of state was presented to the Senate on February 20, 1951. The sword is on the rack of the Senate rostrum of the president. Lord Halifax gave the sword to South Carolina as a gift. Skylar "South Carolina Sword of the Senate - South Carolina Unit Study." About Homeschool - Homeschooling Information and Homeschool Resources. Web. 01 Dec. 2011..
Striped Bass · The striped bass is sometimes known as the “Rock,” “Rockfish”, or “Striper.” ·One female can lay from 14,000 (3 pounder) to 3,000,000 eggs (10 pounder). Striped Basses can weigh up to 60 pounds in freshwater and 125 pounds in saltwater. Knox
EDISTO INDIANS Edisto Indians lived near the Edisto River. Edisto Indian communities can be found near the river at Four Hole Swamp, Creeltown, Summerville, Walterboro, and Ridgeville. The Edisto Indians were originally known as Nachez Kusso. Trinity "Periscope Page." Welcome to Knowitall.org. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
Marsh Tacky Marsh tacky is the official state heritage horse. Marsh tacky is a rare colonial Spanish horse bred. Today it is estimated that less than 150 pure Marsh Tacky horses are left. Zach "South Carolina State House | South Carolina State Symbols." South Carolina Legislature Online. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..
South Carolina Boiled Peanuts The peanut has long been a staple of South Carolina and plays an important role in out state’s folk and cultural history. During the Civil War, soldiers used boiled peanuts as protein. In 2006 the boiled peanut became the official snack food of South Carolina. Tyresse "Boiled Peanuts - South Carolina's State Snack." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 01 Dec. 2011..
Bottlenosed Dolphin It may grow up to 12 feet in length. Its weight can be from 400 to 600 pounds. In South Carolina, the bottlenosed dolphin is the most common mammal living in the ocean. Kain "ACE Basin Species Gallery: Bottlenosed Dolphins." South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Web. 01 Dec. 2011..
South Carolina Butterfly The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is named that because of the long portion of their hind wings which resemble the swallow’s tail feathers. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail’s wings always have four black stripes. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail became the state butterfly in 1994. Zi’kia "South Carolina SC - State Butterfly - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail." SCIWAY - South Carolina's Information Highway - SC. Web. 30 Nov. 2011..