Thorough presentation starts with the "boom" of textiles in SC, why they were built here (fall line rivers, hydroelectric power, cotton grow near by), the ups and downs of the cotton industry, the effect the World Wars had on cotton and textiles, the textile town growth, and the eventual downfall of the textile industry in SC. It covers how most cotton farmers moved to other crops, and why, the Jim Crow laws and how it effected life in the state, the Supreme Court's ruling on "separate but equal," and how it didn't really help the situation here in the state, and the eventual growth of technologies such as the telephone, electricity, and the automobile. It covers how these changed the state, and how many could not get access due to rural living or money.
Includes discussion questions at the end of the presentation!
This is a great presentation if you teach South Carolina history and covers all of the material in the related standards and highlights from the support documents. Standard: SS 3-5.1
Assessment found here:
South Carolina - Jim Crow, Textiles, & Technology Assessments & Vocabulary
This presentation is also included in:
South Carolina - Jim Crow, Textiles, & Technology Complete Set
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