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Palmetto symbol of courage

Book Summary: This is a story about when the British sailed to Charleston Harbor with the hopes of capturing the colony of the South for the King of England. At Sullivan’s Island there stood a little fort which was built from sand and Palmetto Trees, and was only built with 3 walls! The battle ensues and against all odds the fort successfully defeats the British and defends the South.

Setting: June 28, 1776 Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina as British warships sail towards Charleston Harbor

PALMETTO: Symbol of Courage

Objective: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution and South Carolina’s role in the development of the new American nation.

Author: Kate Salley Palmer

Book: Palmetto: Symbol of Courage

City: Central, South Carolina

Publisher: Warbranch Press, Inc.

Date: 2005

Links to Primary Sources:

  • Fort Moultrie Walls

  • Sergeant William Jasper

  • Charleston Harbor 1776

  • Charleston Harbor 2012

Samantha SmigelSpring 2012

Isn t it just a tree

Isn’t it just a tree?

  • Consider what a palmetto tree looks like.

  • Complete a KWL chart before and after reading.

    • What do you already know about palmetto trees and their impact on the war?

    • What do you want to know about palmetto trees, and how it got to be on our state flag.

    • After reading complete the column about what you have learned about palmetto trees.

Would you take this leap of faith

Would you take this leap of faith?

  • When Sergeant William Jasper leapt over the fort walls to rescue the flag he took a risk running in front of enemy fire.

  • In groups, role play what this scene would have been like for William Jasper. Discuss what he would have been feeling and thinking at that moment.

What s changed in 236 years

What’s changed in 236 years?

  • Construct aVenn-Diagram comparing and contrasting the two maps. (Click on each to zoom in more)

  • Pay attention to the changes in cities, and roads, and the similarities in landforms, oceans, and rivers.

South carolina standards

South Carolina Standards

  • Standard 3-3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the American Revolution and South Carolina’s role in the development of the new American nation.

    • 3-3.3 Summarize the course of the American Revolution in South Carolina, including the role of William Jasper and Fort Moultrie; the occupation of Charles Town by the British; the partisan warfare of Thomas Sumter, Andrew Pickens, and Francis Marion; and the battles of Cowpens, Kings Mountain, and Eutaw Springs.



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    • Ellie Gunkel

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