• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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Curriculum Materials

The South Carolina Social Studies curriculum standards are designed to serve as a benchmark to connect the history of our state and nation to what is taught in the classroom. We at Fort Sumter NM recognize the importance of these standards to learning. All of the education materials were designed with the state’s standards in mind. The attached standards are designed to allow you the opportunity to see the benefits of visiting our sites.

Did You Know?

42-pounder cannon, Model 1845, at Fort Sumter

The first Union shot of the Civil War was fired by Captain Abner Doubleday. He was the second senior officer at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC