South Carolina has a long and varied history. The state had more Revolutionary War battles fought within its borders than any other state. The Civil War started in Charleston, South Carolina and ended shortly after General Sherman and his Federal army marched through the state and burned its capitol city, Columbia, S.C.  Junior History Press was founded to help tell some of South Carolina's rich history to young readers. Junior History Press also produces educational material for use in the classroom. Click on this link for complete list of books and educational material available.

All of the stories and articles on this website are listed on the page, Contents. They are all also listed as links in individual articles. However, the Contents page shows links to all of the stories in one place.
 

Revolutionary War Related Book



Spirit Up the People - Four Days to the Cowpens
New book tells the story of the events leading up to the battle. Describes the impact on  ordinary South Carolina people on both sides.
The Revolutionary War Battle of Cowpens in the upstate of South Carolina was one of the most important events of the War. A rag-tag army of American citizen soldiers unexpectedly destroyed an army made up of some of the best soldiers in the British service. This defeat of the soldiers under the command of Col. Banastre Tarleton led directly to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British troops at Yorktown, Virginia, barely ten months later. Junior History Press is proud to present a new book for both young readers and adults. The 236 page book is titled Spirit Up the People- Four Days to the Cowpens by Gerald F. Teaster. The book is illustrated by Doug SandersPrice of book is $12.95 plus shipping. Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now" button below cover image. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.

The book has been selected as recommended reading by the National Park Service on the Cowpens National Battlefield website at http://www.nps.gov/cowp/forteachers/suggestedreading.htm
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The book author, Gerald F. Teaster, has been invited to take part in celebrating the Anniversary of the battle at the Battlefield in both 2007 and  2009. Click on the button below for photos and other details.

  

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RETRACE THE STEPS OF HISTORY!!

You can now walk in the footsteps of the American General, Daniel Morgan, on the way to the Battle of Cowpens. The annual march re-enactment takes place every January. You must pre-register with the Town of Pacolet. For more details about the march re-eneactment, photos from past events and how to register, click on the following link: 

  Morgan's March Re-enactment


Civil War Related Books



The Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley and Charleston, S.C

The Hunley is Recovered.

On August 8, 2000, the submarine H.L. Hunley was raised from the ocean after 136 years. The Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a warship. It sank the Federal ship U.S.S. Housatonic just outside the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina in 1864. The Hunley was lost in the attack and was missing for 131 years before being found in 1995. This is one of the most important marine archeological finds of all time. The submarine was recovered from its resting place and brought home again to Charleston.

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The book Confederates Courageous - The Story of the Confederate Submarine H. L. Hunley by Gerald F. Teaster, tells the full story of the submarine. This fully illustrated book is written for both young readers and adults. It explains why the little boat was built and how it came to be used in Charleston.  The finding and recovery of the Hunley are discussed in detail along with the discoveries that have been made about the vessel and its crew.  Price of book is $9.95 plus shipping. Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now" button below cover image. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.
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An educational Thematic Unit on the submarine Hunley using this book is now available. See full details at Hunley Unit and Educational Material on the Hunley.



The Confederate Steam Torpedo Boat CSS DAVID

In October, 1863, the steam torpedo boat David attacked the Federal Ironclad USS New Ironsides outside Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War. This small boat, sometimes known as "The Little David", helped change naval warfare forever. Junior History Press now offers a book that tells the story of this amazing little ship. The book was illustrated by Rick Rowland. Price of book is $9.95 plus shipping. Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now" button below cover image. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.

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An educational Thematic Unit on the torpedo boat David using this book is now available. See full details at David Unit and Educational Material on the David.


Educational Material 



AT LAST !!  A Successful  Classroom Management and Behavior System. It is titled:
COMMON CENTS
A BEHAVIOR SYSTEM THAT WORKS!

By Claudia Teaster Cordray

Junior History Press is pleased to offer a low cost, practical, proven classroom management and behavior system that works.  The system entices and encourages students to work for the same reason that most adults do, for economic gain - or in plain English - MONEY. The program establishes a classroom economy that pays and rewards hard work and achievement and taxes bad behavior or inattention. The system has been used in many schools from kindergarten through elementary and middle school. The program packages are available for two levels. Version 1 is for kindergarten and elementary and Version 2 is for middle school. The program is complete and allows the teacher to immediately start using the material to revolutionize their classroom and students. Students love the program and are excited to participate in it. The price of the program and materials is $30.00 which includes $5.00 shipping.  Book may be bought with credit card or via PayPal by clicking on "Buy Now"  image for the Version desired. To order with check or money order please go to Order Form.
Order Version 1 of Common Cents for Kindergarten and Elementary School

Order Version 2 of Common Cents for Middle School
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Thematic Unit on the Submarine Hunley for Grades Four through Eight

The Thematic Unit Study Guide incorporates topics in History, Science, Mathematics, Geography and Social Studies as they relate to the Hunley and Charleston. It includes student exercises and includes explanations of tides, pressure and buoyancy. It covers mathematical problems and measurements described in terms of the boat, travel and related topics. The Guide also supports and reinforces many of the Educational Standards that have been put in place by the South Carolina Department of Education in Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies. Click on button below for full details.




Thematic Unit on the Torpedo Boat David for Grades Four through Eight

The Thematic Unit Study Guide incorporates topics in History, Science, Mathematics, Geography and Social Studies as they relate to the David and Charleston. It includes student exercises and includes explanations of tides,  and buoyancy. It covers mathematical problems and measurements described in terms of the boat, travel and related topics. The Guide also supports and reinforces many of the Educational Standards that have been put in place by the South Carolina Department of Education in Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies. Click on button below for full details.


 

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