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South Carolina Archaeology Public Outreach Division, Inc.

Our organization has participated in Midlands Gives during the following years:

2015

Counties Served by Organization:

Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Kershaw, Sumter

Organization's Midlands Gives Representative:

Helena Ferguson

Phone Number: 8039174087

Email: scapod@gmail.com

Tell us a story of how your organization has affected the community or will affect the community with the help of funds from Midlands Gives.

SCAPOD’s mission is to educate the public about South Carolina archaeology in diverse ways.  One of the most effective ways of reaching out to our South Carolina community is by offering our Archaeology in the Classroom Program to the area schools.  Archaeology in the Classroom combines cultural heritage with hands-on activities and lessons that are engaging for young learners. Educators in South Carolina are pressed for time and resources and SCAPOD programs offer teachers a unique way to connect the classroom to the diverse amount of cultural heritage information available through archaeology.   For the most part, social studies and history are subjects that are very text or lecture heavy, but Archaeology in the Classroom allows students to become actively engaged.  At a recent Archaeology in the Classroom program funded by last year's Midlands Gives donations, a third grade class was doing an activity where they were analyzing modern artifacts, such as small toys and common household items.  During this activity they began to discuss whether or not the gender of a person could be revealed by only a few items.  Does the color pink always mean a girl?  What if it was found with a Batman toy?  The class became very animated, sharing their opinions and stories to try and determine what information could be accurately portrayed by the items they “excavated.”  These sorts of discussions are important for students because it helps teach them the importance of sharing, considering multiple ideas, and opinions.  It also helps them to reflect on their own experience and knowledge and how it compares to those around them.  Archaeology is a sub-discipline of the larger field of anthropology, the study of past and present people.  As our world becomes smaller due to globalization, understanding the diverse ways in which people live and have lived is becoming increasingly important for our students.  The Archaeology in the Classroom program not only looks at local heritage but it also examines and teaches the methods archaeology uses to understand the past and prepare for the future.

Describe your Midlands Gives strategy and goal for this year or previous years. If describing a previous year, did you meet or exceed this goal?

Funding from Midlands Gives will allow SCAPOD to offer the Archaeology in the Classroom program at no cost to Midlands Title One schools.  Donations from Midlands Gives allow SCAPOD to target students in schools that may not have funds to bring in outside activities or presenters.   Last year was SCAPOD’s first year participating in Midlands Gives.  With the funds raised, SCAPOD was able to give free Archaeology in the Classroom programs to over 300 students. This year we aim to increase those numbers. All of the teachers who participated in last year’s programs were very pleased with the activities and enthusiastic about the idea of participating again.  Using the contacts we made at the schools, as well as our social media presence, we plan to share the news that SCAPOD will be participating in this year’s Midlands Gives for the opportunity to travel to more classrooms and do more programs during the next school year.

Please provide a quote on the impact Midlands Gives has made for your organization or the community you serve.

"Dear Ms. Erika (SCAPOD), I had fun making a waddle and daub house.  My mom said 'wow it's good'.  I learned a lot about archaeology.  My favorite part was when we made a waddle and daub house.  I wish you can come back to our school."

Name of person to attribute quote to: 2nd grade student, Jackson Elementary, Kershaw County

Would a member of your organization be willing to interview with media about Midlands Gives? Yes

Name and Title of Spokesperson: Erika Shofner, Executive Director

Email: scapod@gmail.com

Phone number: 8433197597

Comfortable interviewing with:

Television, Radio, Print

Would a group or individual from the community you serve be willing to interview with media regarding Midlands Gives? No

Additional Comments: Schools serviced last year with Midlands Gives Funds: Sandy Run, Calhoun County; Joseph Keels, Richland County; Webber Elementary, Richland County; Hollywood Elementary, Saluda County; South Kilborne Elementary, Richland County; BC Grammar #1, Lexington County; Jackson Elementary, Kershaw County.  This year we aim to reach out to at least 1 school in all counties in the Midlands area.

I give Central Carolina Community Foundation permission to share the information in this form with media and use in marketing materials:

Yes

Form submitted:

2016-04-05 12:00:28

South Carolina Archives and History Foundation

Our organization has participated in Midlands Gives during the following years:

2016

Counties Served by Organization:

Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Kershaw, Sumter

Organization's Midlands Gives Representative:

Grace Salter

Phone Number: 8038960339

Email: gsalter@scdah.sc.gov

Tell us a story of how your organization has affected the community or will affect the community with the help of funds from Midlands Gives.

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History is the repository of the state’s most treasured and valuable records. Among these records are the originals of each of South Carolina’s seven state constitutions, beginning with the Constitution of 1776. These documents are in serious need of repair and restoration. Conservation and treatment of these records can halt further deterioration and preserve them for future generations, but the work is costly. The South Carolina Archives and History Foundation has pledged to help raise the funds for this important undertaking. Midlands Gives can assist the Foundation in this tremendously significant restoration of our state’s most valuable historical documents. These funds will allow the Foundation to assist the Archives in the transportation and conservation of the original constitutions at the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, Massachusetts. Due to their fragile and irreplaceable nature, the records will be hand delivered to ensure their proper and safe delivery. Upon their return, the agency plans to make each document available to the citizens of South Carolina through various platforms including digitization, exhibits, and educational programming.

Describe your Midlands Gives strategy and goal for this year or previous years. If describing a previous year, did you meet or exceed this goal?

The goal of the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation is to raise $3,500 towards the expense of restoring South Carolina’s seven constitutions. Midlands Gives will provide the organization with an outstanding platform to reach those within our community who care about our state’s unique history. It will allow us to connect with new potential donors as well as raise community awareness of the fragile nature of these irreplaceable treasures representing the past 240 years of South Carolina history. In addition to Midlands Gives, the organization will use social media and e-newsletters as well as more traditional methods to reach out for support of this highly important preservation effort. This is our first year to participate in Midlands Gives but we believe it will be a cornerstone in similar efforts in years to come.

Please provide a quote on the impact Midlands Gives has made for your organization or the community you serve.

“For over two decades the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation has provided vital financial support to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History for projects ranging from the construction of the Archives and History Center to the education of South Carolinians regarding the Palmetto State’s rich history. With its current initiative to conserve each of our state’s seven constitutions, the Foundation is helping to ensure that our state’s fundamental documents will survive for the benefit of future generations.”  

Name of person to attribute quote to: W. Eric Emerson, Ph.D

Would a member of your organization be willing to interview with media about Midlands Gives? Yes

Name and Title of Spokesperson: Grace Salter

Email: gsalter@scdah.sc.gov

Phone number: 8039601870

Comfortable interviewing with:

Television, Radio, Print

Would a group or individual from the community you serve be willing to interview with media regarding Midlands Gives? Yes

Individual or group name and how they have been impacted by your organization:

W. Eric Emerson, Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Email: eemerson@scdah.sc.gov

Phone number: 8034147522

Comfortable interviewing with:

Television, Radio, Print

If you have high-res photos from previous Midlands Gives events or photos showing how Midlands Gives funds were used, please attach them. Please name file name with description of photos and organization:

scahf_constitution_of_1776.png

Attach a File: scahf_sc_billofrights_1789.jpg

Link to multiple photos or videos in an online gallery or Dropbox folder:

Additional Comments:

I give Central Carolina Community Foundation permission to share the information in this form with media and use in marketing materials:

Yes

Form submitted:

2016-03-31 16:25:28

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