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Try Out Our Interactives on Knowitall Media!

July 1, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
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Yes, we now have Interactives on Knowitall Media!

Much of the content that was previously available on the original Knowitall.org has been updated and is now available on Knowitall Media!  There is also some very exciting NEW content to explore!

Take just a few minutes now to explore our NEW interactive, An Athlete’s Journey: From S.C. to the Olympics.  Learn more about this popular, well-loved event and the South Carolinians who have impacted it. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ve learned, in so little time!

Have a few more minutes? Check out our NEW timeline:  Ready To Vote: The History of Voting Rights in the U.S., which begins in 1788—when the Constitution gave the right to vote to free white men, and continues through  2013—when Shelby County vs. Holder ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, leading to changes in how states with a history of discriminatory voting policies pass new voting laws and how these laws are overseen and objected to.

In addition, take a look at these well-loved resources, now on Knowitall Media:  NASA Science Simulations, Gullah Language, Kids Work!, and Road Trip Through S.C. Civil Rights History Timelines.

Details on each of our interactives can be found below. Please take a few minutes to view them. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn—and how quickly you can take it all in! For your convenience, the Interactives have been added as a Collection, so you can locate them quickly and easily! 

 

An Athlete’s Journey: From S.C. to the Olympics

There are areas on the History of the Olympics that show you where Olympics from the past have been located, from the first Modern Olympiad held in Athens in 1896 to the site of the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. In the History of the Olympics, Ancient and Modern, you’ll find a Timeline starting with the first recorded Olympic Games in 776 BC to 2012 AD, when women could compete in all Olympic sports for the first time in Olympic history! There is also an interactive about South Carolina Olympians from Courtney Shealy, gold medalist in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, to Elizabeth Callahan who competed in the women’s sports pistol in 1992, 1996, 2004 and 2008!

In addition to the History of the Olympics, there is also a video

 

Ready To Vote

Young people benefit from involvement in the civic life of their communities, and their communities become more democratic when youth have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. Ready To Vote introduces middle and high school students to one of their most important activities as a citizen – voting.

In our interactive timeline, History of Voting Rights in the U.S., students learn about the history of voting rights in the United States, from 1788—when the U.S. Constitution gave the right to vote to free white men through 2013—when in Shelby County vs. Holder, the Supreme Court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional, leading to changes in how states with a history of discriminatory voting policies pass new laws and how these laws are overseen and objected to.  

In addition to the History of Voting Rights Timeline, there are these videos:

Branches of Government

Federalism & Limits on Government Power

Voting Eligibility

 

NASA Science Simulations

This group of 24 interactives, compiled from the NASA CONNECT series, includes these topics:

Atmosphere

Brain Teasers

Circuits

Common Causes of Household Odors

Drag

How Sound Travels

Hurricane Basics

Lift

Light and Color

Lightning and Static

Matter and Molecules

Parts of an Airplane

Plate Movements: Convergent, Divergent, and Lateral

Scattering Light

Invention Timeline

Sense of Smell

Thrust

Understanding Electricity,

Using NASA Technology to Track Hurricanes

Wave Traits

Weight

Word Jumble

 

In addition to the NASA Science Simulations, we have also added videos from NASA, including NASA CONNECT and NASA SciFiles. You can find them all easily under our Series, NASA Online.

 

Gullah Net

In the past, people have described the Gullah culture as quaint and the language as unintelligible. A closer look at Gullah language and culture reveals a complex history and language with direct links to West Africa that survived slavery and thrived on the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia.

Explore all the areas to learn about Gullah Culture, Gullah Music and Gullah Tales. Under Gullah Culture is our interactive, Listen to Gullah, where you can click on an English word to see and hear the Gullah word.

 

Kids Work!

A virtual community of workplaces designed to give students an interactive job exploration experience that connects school work to real work.

Inside a Hospital:  There are many areas in a hospital. Some areas are designated for treating patients, while others are only for the medical staff. Touch your mouse over the various rooms to learn more.

Inside a Television Station:  Hover your mouse over room to take a look inside a television station.

Inside a Proscenium Theater:  The diagram is a proscenium theater, a traditional design where the audience sits in front of the state. This kind of theater is common today.

 

Road Trip Through S.C. Civil Rights History

In this well-loved resource, timelines are available on Civil Rights, Native American Civil Rights and Women’s Civil Rights (both South Carolina and national events).

 

Please note:

Some of the content on these websites has not been upgraded and still exists in Flash, which means that some portions will not work on your tablet but may be available in certain browsers on your desktop.  We regret any inconvenience brought about by these changes in technology.

  • Riverventure
  • Artopia
  • Hobby Shop
  • SC Life
  • Some of GullahNet
  • Some of Kids Work
  • Road Trip Virtual Tours
  • Keep It Real – Real Choices

 

You probably noticed that we keep coming back to the term well-loved, and we know that this has been true in the past and will also be true with new generations of learners. We encourage you to take time with your young ones during the summer months and encourage them to keep learning—all through the year—on Knowitall Media!

Please Contact Us with your questions or comments! We would love to hear from you during the summer months or at any time—all through the year!  

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