The Beaufort Academy third-grade social studies curriculum encompasses the study of South Carolina. Along with the South Carolina Studies Weekly newspaper, the class created a huge topographical map of the state. It included elements of science, reading, writing and research. This hands-on project has proven to be interactive and all- encompassing. After laying a salt dough base, the students painted and labeled the regions, added rivers, rice and cotton plantations, Indian habitats, the state bird, flower and tree as well as Spanish and English ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Above: Beaufort’s Kacy Fields rolls into the end zone for the Eagles’