Learning Through the 50 States: South Carolina

I am very excited to be a part of a brand new and exciting link up- Learning Through the 50 States. A group of bloggers have teamed up to share information about each of the 50 states. I happen to live in the great state of South Carolina, so I'm sharing about SC in this post of Learning Through the 50 States. After you study South Carolina, make sure to click the button below to find other posts from the other states.

A study of the state of South Carolina

South Carolina at a Glance:
Capitol: Columbia
State Bird: Carolina Wren
State Tree: Palmetto Tree
State Mottoes: Animis opibusque parati(Prepared in mind and resources) and Dum spiro spero (While I breathe, I hope)
State Flag:

South Carolina Fun Facts:
  • South Carolina became a state in 1788. It was the 8th state in the union.
  • South Carolina is nicknamed "The Palmetto State."
  • South Carolina was named for King Charles 1 of England.
  • Fort Sumter, in Charleston harbor of the coast of South Carolina, was the beginning site of the Civil War. It began when the Union army fired on Fort Sumter.
  • Andrew Jackson, the 7th US president, was born in South Carolina.
  • South Carolina's Grand Strand- the Atlantic coastline- stretches for 60 miles and is one of the United States' most popular tourist destinations.
  • Charleston was the first city in South Carolina and is the second largest.
  • Columbia, South Carolina's capitol is the largest city in the state.

Things to Do In South Carolina:

Myrtle Beach is a popular tourist destination along the SC coast. There are golf courses, amusement parks, shopping, and more. And, of course, the swimming and fun of the playing at the ocean is always there.

Charleston is a charming, historic town. There are plenty of museums to enjoy as you learn the history of the city. There's shopping and restaurants in plenty. And Charleston has Folly Beach, a fun beach destination.

Columbia is the state capitol and offers many things to do. There is a state museum, a children's museum, a zoo, the state houses to tour, and more.

Kiawah Island and other smaller islands surrounding it are popular resorts. There are beaches, golf, hiking and other activities and the beautiful resorts on the islands.

South Carolina Printables:

This site has word searches and poetry activity sheets.
Enchanted Learning has a whole page of state facts and printables. (Some printables require you to be a member, but there are many free printables also.)
This site has a set of South Carolina printables including word searches and crossword puzzles.
The South Carolina page in Learning Games for Kids has online activities as well as lots of great state themed printables.

Books About South Carolina:

Good Night South Carolina

South Carolina: The Palmetto State (Exploring the States)

Net Numbers: A South Carolina Number Book (Count Your Way Across the USA) (America by the Numbers)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of South Carolina (Primary Sources of the Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony)

The South Carolina Colony (Thirteen Colonies (Lucent))

And that's a look at the state of South Carolina. Don't forget to click below to learn about the other states in the series.

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