W.A. Perry Middle School teacher Antoinette Gibson is one of 20 social studies teachers in South Carolina to receive a grant to explore African-American historical sites in Sumter County.
The African-American Instructions Materials Grant, which is sponsored by the South Carolina Council for African-American Studies (SCCAAS), includes a four day professional learning opportunity in March.
Based on the historical information they discover in Sumter County, Ms. Gibson and the other teachers will develop instructional materials that will be taught to students in their classes when they return to school. The topic they will explore is the impact of Jim Crow laws in rural Sumter County from 1895-1954.