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FMU Hewn-Timber Cabins lesson plans available for teachers

FLORENCE, S.C. – Lesson plans have been made and a video is being produced to help local teachers educate their students about the Hewn-Timber Cabins on the Francis Marion University campus.

The Hewn-Timber Cabins were built around 1836 by slaves who once occupied them.

The lesson plans were developed by local educators from Florence and Marion counties, and conform to South Carolina curriculum standards. The plans, which cover grades four through 12 in subjects such as language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, were developed by MaryAnne Baggett of Briggs Elementary School, Susan Rae of Williams Middle School, and Brandi E. Cook and Darrell P. Jameson of Marion High School.

The video, which is being produced by Baggett and Florence District One visual arts coordinator Laura McFadden, will be used as a supplement to the lesson plans and cabin tours.

For more information about the lesson plans or to obtain a copy, visit

The cabins are open to the public, beginning in March, on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To see the cabins at other times, persons must make an appointment with Karl McAlister at 843-661-1311. More information about the cabins is available on the Internet at or by sending an e-mail to

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Last Published: March 10, 2004 9:33 AM
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