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About Southernscapes

This section of GRITS contains resources
and projects connected to a variety of themes.

Southernscape Connected Projects

  • Digital Community Quilt ProjectQuilts have symbolized American culture for over two centuries. They represent the diversity of people, places, ideas, and events from every area of the country. In this project, classes celebrate that diversity by creating a digital patch to be used in the creation of an online digital quilt.
  • Soup-to-Nuts ProjectThis project focuses on how historical settlement and the agriculture of an area impacts its foods and local recipes. Using research skills,expository writing, and map skills, students will work in teams to create electronic files on local recipes and foods.
  • Beneath the Surface - This project will explore geological features of the Southeast and their related concepts.
  • Tracks to Progress - This project will explore railroads of the Southeast and their impact on the region during the past century and a half.
  • NEW! European Tech Connect - In this project, classes will combine their social studies research skills and charting skills in a multimedia presentation comparing a European country to a southeastern USA state.

Southernscape Resources

  • Lighthouses of the SoutheastA collection of links to online lighthouse resources for the southeastern states.
  • State Capitals of the SoutheastA collection of downloadable, copyrightfree pictures of the six southeastern capitals and other related links.
  • State Symbols of the SoutheastA collection of links to state symbols of the six southeastern states.
  • South Carolina Images- This collection of images of South Carolina sites and scenes is provided for teachers to use in classrooms. The collection was compiled by a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology project at Francis Marion University (Florence, SC)
  • Southern CuisineA collection of links to online resources related to southern cooking.
  • U.S. National ATLAS 2000 ONLINEThis is the first release of the USA National atlas data online containing map data layers compiled by the USGS as part of their National Atlas of USA Project, plus Elevation and Geology.
  • Web World Wonders - This is a rich website on the Florida natural habitats. It offers pictures, maps, environmental information, teacher resources, student activities, and live web cams about the coastal, aquatic, and upland ecosystems.

Last Updated 06/20/02

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