Educational Programs on ETV’s Main Channel

Learning + is a statewide South Carolina Educational Television partnership offering instructional content and alternative learning resources in support of students, families and teachers. In keeping with SCETV’s commitment to enriching school learning, all programming is aligned with South Carolina College & Career Ready Standards. In addition to broadcast, featured programming is also available on KnowItAll.org. The Super Sizzling Summer Series will air June 7 – July 28,  2021 on Monday-Wednesday from 1-4 pm.

TV Programming / Learning Activities

The resources below are intended to provide flexibility for parents/teachers to adapt to their needs. Though shows may have been designed with a specific target audience in mind, many of the learning activities may be adapted to fit the needs of multiple age groups. We invite and encourage you to share back the plans and activities that you create/complete. Send questions/comments/feedback to etveducation@scetv.org or call 1-800-277-3245.

PBS Kids (PreK-5)

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Follow the adventures of everybody’s favorite aardvark Arthur, his family, and friends as they solve everyday problems and have fun along the way!  Arthur helps kids develop positive social skills, and also features a range of health-related topics, helping children and families understand how these issues may affect them, their siblings, friends and classmates. 

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Dinosaur Train
Dinosaur Train is an animated series for 3-6 year olds that encourages basic scientific thinking skills as kids learn about life science, natural history and paleontology. Each half hour episode features Buddy, an adorable preschool age Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive Pteranodon family as they board the Dinosaur Train and embark on whimsical voyages through jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans. 

Let’s Go Luna!
Join the hilarious adventures of three friends as they explore the world with their trusted guide, Luna the moon. With a strong emphasis on cultural diversity, the series introduce kids ages 4-7 to local language, music and daily life across continents, emphasizing connections with communities beyond their own neighborhood. 

Molly of Denali
Follow the adventures of Molly, a feisty and resourceful Alaska Native girl, as she helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in their Alaskan village. Viewers are introduced to the rich history and modern-day experience of family life in the heart of the Alaskan tundra through the eyes of Molly, her parents, and her friends.

Odd Squad
Odd Squad follows the adventures of a group of resourceful young agents whose mission is to investigate strange happenings wherever oddness occurs. In each half-hour episode, the agents solve cases involving weird and unusual phenomena. This series is designed to help kids ages 5 to 8 learn basic math and other skills such as problem-solving, resilience and collaboration, establishing a solid foundation for success in school and in life.

Pinkalicious & Peterrific 
Join the fun as Pinkalicious and her brother Peter look for ways to turn the everyday ho-hum into something extraordinary. This series encourages creativity and celebrates the arts across all disciplines -- dance, theater, music, and the visual arts.

Sesame Street
A longtime favorite of children and adults, and a staple of PBS, "Sesame Street" bridges many cultural and educational gaps with a fun program. Big Bird leads a cast of characters teaching children numbers, colors and the alphabet. Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch and Grover are just a few of the other creatures involved in this show, set on a city street full of valuable learning opportunities.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! 
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! sparks a love of learning and an interest in science in preschool-aged children. Based on the best-selling books, the TV series and online resources are designed to cultivate positive views about science among the next generation.

Wild Kratts
Wild Kratts travels the world in search of amazing new animals. Each episode of this laugh-out-loud comedy adventure explores an age-appropriate science concept central to an animal's life, from the cute and cuddly to the awesome and bizarre. From meeting a young elephant who uses the physics of suction to bring water into her trunk, to poison arrow frogs who use chemistry as their defense, viewers learn that animals can take you anywhere in science.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
Follow the adventures of three children as they enter a “secret museum” and travel back in time to meet real life heroes from the past, when the heroes were kids. In each episode, Xavier, Yadina, and Brad learn about the challenges these inspirational figures faced and the path they took to achieve greatness, showing the kids that they, too, can be heroes. 

SCETV Content (6-12)

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A True Likeness: Richard Roberts’ Legacy
Program Length:
 26m 46s
Description: A True Likeness tells the story of Richard Samuel Roberts, a little-known African American photographer from South Carolina whose posthumous discovery transcended stereotypes and brought to light a significant legacy. Heralded as one of the south’s most accomplished photographers of the 1920's and 1930's, Roberts was a self-taught artist who was determined to become a master portrait maker, with every image a true likeness of the subject. But for more than 40 years after his death his work remained lost to all but his family and friends.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies/Visual and Performing Arts
Learning Activities:  
Download Activity Sheet for A True Likeness (PDF)
View Video: A True Likeness

Ask An Author Series
Program Length: 
1hr 5m 39s
Description: Knowitall has produced Q&A video profiles with national authors and illustrators who visit South Carolina. These interview opportunities are provided by partners like the South Carolina State Library.
Subject Area(s): ELA/Social Studies/CTE
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Ask an Author (PDF)
View Video: Ask an Author 

Benjamin Mays: Born to Rebel, Driven to Excel  
Program Length: 27m 12s
Description: In this film biography of South Carolinian Dr. Benjamin Mays, Andrew Young says it this way: “If there hadn’t been a Benjamin Mays, there wouldn’t have been a Martin Luther King, Jr.” The legacy of this South Carolina native is explored in the film, Born to Rebel, Driven to Excel from South Carolina ETV.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Benjamin Mays (PDF)
View Video: Benjamin Mays

Between the Waters
Program Length: 
56m 46s
Description: Between the Waters is a documentary and an immersive transmedia website showcasing the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre historic site on the coast of South Carolina. Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Hobcaw is a crossroads representing every era of human history, providing a lens through which many threads of the nation’s story may be examined.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Between the Waters (PDF)
View Video: Between the Waters

Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection
Program Length: 
56m 46s
Description: Sometimes the history of a place begins elsewhere and the colony of South Carolina actually began somewhere else, almost two thousand miles across the sea. The settlement of Charles Towne that would grow into the colony of South Carolina, owes its origins and success to a tiny island in the West Indies that most of us know nothing about. Yet, over 7 million Americans can trace their roots directly to this Caribbean paradise.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Beyond Barbados (PDF)
View Video: Beyond Barbados 

Biofuel Industry Overview
Program Length: 7m
Description: Green Energy Biofuel founder, "Bio Joe" Renwick explains the process for recycles waste vegetable oil and cooking oil into usable, clean biofuel or biodiesel. The biodiesel can be used in vehicles in its pure form.
Subject Area(s): STEM/CTE
Learning Activities:  
View Video: Biofuel

By the River
Description: By The River presents in-depth interviews with South Carolina authors and poets.
Subject Area(s): ELA/CTE
Learning Activities: 
View Series: By the River

Carolina Classrooms
Description: Carolina Classrooms is ETV's educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state. 
Subject Area(s): CTE
Learning Activities:
View Series: Carolina Classrooms 

Charlie’s Place
Program Length: 26m 52s
Description: Charlie’s Place tells the story of an African-American nightclub owned by Charlie and Sarah Fitzgerald in Myrtle Beach, S.C. from the 1930s to the 1960s. 
Subject Area(s): CTE
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Charlie's Place (PDF)
View Video: Charlie's Place 

Dizzy Gillespie: From the Be to the Bop
Program Length: 27m 5s
Description: Much of America's blues and jazz influences are deeply rooted in the rhythms and melodies of the rural South. One artist who has greatly contributed to these genres' continued popularity is South Carolina's own John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. 
Subject Area(s): Social Studies/ Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Dizzy Gillespie (PDF)
View Video: Dizzy Gillespie

The Education of Harvey Gantt
In 1960, a talented African-American student from Charleston, Harvey Gantt, graduated from high school and decided to become an architect. Clemson College was the only school in South Carolina that offered a degree in his chosen field. In January of 1963, with the help of NAACP lawyer Matthew J. Perry, Gantt won a lawsuit against Clemson and was peacefully admitted to the college, making him the first African-American student to attend a formerly all-white school in South Carolina.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for The Education of Harvey Gantt (PDF)
View Video: The Education of Harvey Gantt 

Georgia O'Keefe: A Woman on Paper
Program Length: 
26m 46s
Description: Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper, highlights the artist’s career while focusing on the little-known story of O’Keeffe’s time spent in Columbia, S.C., as an art instructor at Columbia College. The program follows O’Keeffe’s career through various artistic stages, ending permanently in New Mexico, where she created more realistic paintings with vivid color.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies/ Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Georgia O'Keefe (PDF)
View Video: A Woman on Paper 

History in a Nutshell
Description: Short, sweet, and to the point - This series explains historical events in layman's terms!
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 

Download Activity Sheet for History in a Nutshell (PDF)
View Video: History in a Nutshell

Over Here: The Homefront During WWI
Program Length: 56m 46s
Description: World War I activities on the homefront literally changed the South Carolina landscape, as well as how women and African Americans saw themselves as a part of society. But how do these stories fit into the bigger picture of South Carolina's history?
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities:
Download Activity Sheet for Over Here (PDF)
View Video: Over Here 

Penn Center: A Legacy of Change 
Program Length: 
Description: This program tells the story of the Penn Center’s inception in 1862 as a school for freed slaves to its involvement in the Gullah community today. Today the center collects, documents, preserves, and disseminates information related to cultural heritage of the Sea Island and Lowcountry African American culture.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Penn Center (PDF)
View Video: Penn Center

Reconnecting Roots 
Description: Reconnecting Roots is a half hour television series featuring stories of America told through music, history, & a series of field trips alongside host Gabe McCauley. Portraying American life across the past six generations, this series exhibits the American journey of unbounded progress with the hope of understanding how exactly we fit in and why.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies/CTE
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Reconnecting Roots (PDF)
View Series: Reconnecting Roots

Reconstruction 360
Program Length: 1m 36s
Description: Enslaved people did not have full rights to their children, or control over their lives. When freedom came, parents could take an active role in the upbringing of their children, leading to stronger parental bonds and more stable families.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 

View Series: Reconstruction 360

Reconstruction Virtual Classroom with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Program Length: 55m 13s
Description: On air Q&A with students and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; announcement of the SCETV Deconstruct the Reconstruction Contest winners; and an introduction to the PBS Documentary, "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War."
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
View Video: Reconstruction Virtual Classroom

Riverbanks Roundup: Animal Survival Tactics
Program Length: 26m 34s
Description: Planet Earth is wild! And animals need to be ready to survive. Explore Riverbanks Zoo to meet snakes with night vision, zebras that hide and tigers born to hunt! Plus many more wild animals and plants that have the ultimate survival tactics!
Subject Area(s): Science
Learning Activities:  
Download Activity Sheet (PDF)
View Video: Animal Survival Tactics

Riverbanks Roundup: Eco Adventure with Philippe Cousteau
Program Length: 26m 30s
Description: Students are invited to join in as we journey through Riverbanks Zoo and Garden searching for ways to support a healthy Earth and all its creatures! Conservationist Philippe Cousteau is the son of Jan and Philippe Cousteau, Sr. and the grandson of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. 
Subject Area(s): Science
Learning Activities:  
Download Activity Sheet for Riverbanks Roundup (PDF)
View Video: Eco Adventure with Philippe Cousteau 

Sea Change
Program Length: 56m 49s
Description: In Sea Change, South Carolina Educational Television presents diverse perspectives on the impacts of sea level rise and other environmental changes on the entire Eastern Seaboard, as experienced and anticipated in Coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Narrator Patrick McMillan takes viewers from the sands of Hunting Island State Park to cities, towns and communities up and down the coast.
Subject Area(s): Science/Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Sea Change (PDF)
View Video: Sea Change

South Carolina A to Z
Program Length: 49m 41s
Description: Our great state is known for many wonderful places, rich cultural traditions, beautiful and unique floral and fauna, and the source of a variety of products found nowhere else in the nation. This Carolina Stories special takes a lighthearted look at favorite places and homegrown things, spanning the alphabet to showcase all that South Carolina has to offer.
Subject Area(s): ELA/Science Social Studies
Learning Activities: 

Download Activity Sheet for South Carolina A to Z (PDF)
View Video: South Carolina A to Z 

South Carolinians in World War II                                                                                                                                      
Description: Beginning with the harrowing events that took place at Pearl Harbor, the series weaves together first person accounts of the tragedies, love stories, moments of profound courage and the relentless dedication given by our military men and women in service.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for South Carolinians in WWII (PDF)
View Video: Episode 1 
View Video: Episode 5 
View Video: Episode 7  

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution
Description: The Southern Campaign was critical in determining the outcome of the American Revolutionary War, yet the South’s importance has been downplayed in most historical accounts to date. 
Subject Area(s)Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Southern Campaign of the American Revolution (PDF)
View Series: Southern Campaign of the American Revolution 

Space Heroes  
Program Length: 26m 50s 
Description: Space Heroes,” explores the careers of three South Carolina astronauts: Charles M. Duke, Jr., Ronald Erwin McNair and Charles F. Bolden, Jr., whose passion, honor, and perseverance launched them into history books and into the South Carolina Hall of Fame.
Subject Area(s): Science/Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Space Heroes (PDF)
View Video: Space Heroes 

The Orangeburg Massacre: Remembrances and Reckoning
Program Length: 56m 46s 
Description: This SCETV special commemorates the 50th anniversary of The Orangeburg Massacre. Survivors, participants and officials share their remembrances and struggle to provide some sense of reckoning and hopes for closure.
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for The Orangeburg Massacre (PDF)
View Video: The Orangeburg Massacre 

The Vanishing Generation: WWII 
Program Length: 57m 1s 
Description: The Vanishing Generation is a powerful visualization of the first-hand accounts of World War II by South Carolina veterans. These personal remembrances tell the story of what these men experienced, and how it not only changed the world but their lives as well. 
Subject Area(s): Social Studies
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for The Vanishing Generation (PDF)
View Video: The Vanishing Generation 

They Were Here: Ice Age Humans in SC 
Program Length: 
 In the last decade, scientists have made startling discoveries indicating that Ice Age humans were in the Western hemisphere between 15 – to 20,000 years ago. Four archaeological sites related to these Ice Age humans are being studied, and one of those sites, called the Topper Site, is located in Allendale County, South Carolina. The story of the Topper dig site has gained international attention, since it challenges previously established notions of when humans first arrived in the Western Hemisphere.
Subject Area(s): Science/Social Studies
Learning Activities: 

Download Activity Sheet for They Were Here (PDF)
View Video: Ice Age Humans in SC  

Web of Water
Program Length: 27m 7s
Description: The Web of Water documentary is a wonderful companion to the site's content. Edited as a half-hour broadcast program, the video covers Ian's complete adventure from the mountains to the sea, and features many additional locations and subjects not available in the five webisodes.
Subject Area(s): Science
Learning Activities: 
Download Activity Sheet for Web of Water (PDF)
View Video: Web of Water 

Women Vision SC
Description: Women Vision SC is a program that focuses on issues affecting women throughout the state and the nation, and a new generation of young people pursuing public service for their communities and the state at large. The program is produced and hosted by former South Carolina ETV president Linda O’Bryon.
Subject Area(s): ELA/Social Studies/CTE
Learning Activities: 

Download Activity Sheet for Women Vision SC (PDF)
View Series: Women Vision SC 

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SCETV and PBS Resources
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Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success Part 1 Recording
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Using Green Book to Teach Current Events in the Classroom Play Recording  
Back to School Math Resources Play Recording  
One Object, Many Stories: Using Museum Objects and Techniques in the Classroom Play Recording  
Teaching with Hyperdocs Play Recording  
Teach Early Science and Engineering with “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!” Play Recording  
Analyzing Primary Sources with KnowitAll and Library of Congress Play Recording Download Slides
Basic Coding with Scratch and PBS ScratchJr Play Recording Download Slides
ETV + SCDE Resources for Online Learning Play Recording Download Slides
Keeping Your Students Healthy & Active Play Recording Download Slides
Modified TV Programming Review Play Recording Download Slides
Online Resources for Early Learners Play Recording Download Slides
Online PD Resources for Support Staff Play Recording Download Slides
Project Based Lessons & Student Created Content Play Recording Download Slides
Promoting Friendship & Civility with ETV Resources Play Recording Download Slides
SCETV/ PBS Teacher Recertification Course Options Play Recording Download Slides
Ed Tech Tools
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AR & VR Resources for At Home Learning Play Recording Download Slides
AR and VR Resources, Part 2 Play Recording Download Slides
Chrome Extensions Play Recording Download Slides
“Flexible Learning” with Flipgrid: 5 Ways to Quickstart with Christy Nexsen Play Recording Download Slides
Flipgrid, Nearpod, and Other Reading Resources with Tamara Cox Play Recording Go to Google Slides 
Google Classrooms Play Recording Download Slides
How to Use Zoom to Support Online Learning Play Recording Download Slides
Interactive Quizzes and Remote Learning with Megan McNinch Play Recording Download Slides
Using Google’s My Maps for At Home Learning with Albert Robertson Play Recording Download Slides
Using PowerPoint and Screen-O-Matic to Create Learning Activities Early Learners Play Recording Download Slides
Special Topics
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"Connecting” to water, wildlife, and wild places with Brian Thill, Director of Education, SC Aquarium Play Recording Download Slides
Digital Education at Historic Columbia with Kelly Kinard Play Recording Download Slides
Food Literacy in Your Community with the SC State Library with Rebecca Antill Play Recording Download Slides
Getting Ready for Kindergarten: The Benefits of Preschool with Laura Baker and Samantha Ingram Play Recording  
Making Thinking Visible During eLearning with Adam Babcock & Becky Cornwell Play Recording  
Media Literacy Skills for Students with Frank Baker Play Recording Download Slides
Packaging Digital Assignments: Creating Efficient and Easy-to-Navigate Lessons for At Home Learning with Ashley Fort Play Recording  
Podcasting, Playlisting, and Beyond with Carla Jefferson   Download Slides
Preventing Summer Slide in Mathematics with DeVonne Smalls Play Recording See Online Resources
SC Unearthed: Exploring the Foundations of Our World with the South Carolina State Museum with Timia Thompson Play Recording Download Slides
South Carolina State Museum Online Education Play Recording Download Slides
STEM Activities for At-Home Learning with Warren Wise Play Recording  
Teacher Talk: Quarantine Self-Care with Nakisha Scott Randolph Play Recording Download Slides
Using the 2020 Census in Teaching and Learning with Jo Hackl Play Recording Download Slides
Yore Stuff: History Resources at the South Carolina State Museum with Jennifer Lee Play Recording