Fall is here, and even though the Carolina temperatures don’t quite reflect that, some exciting things are underway for the new season.
Knowitall Resources - Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection - and More!
In October, we celebrate Media Literacy Week and National Friends of Libraries Week. During this time, ETV salutes the work of Media Specialists and Teacher/Librarians throughout our state! On Knowitall, we’re featuring the resources that are available in our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection, just one of the many Collections that are available and growing on Knowitall!
Recommended for preK-3, this series encourages literacy using original songs by composer/lyricist and educator Dr. Al Balkin, former Western Michigan Professor and composer who wrote music for The Hobbit, as well as several off-Broadway children’s musicals. The videos include these seven topics:
This series brings local and national storytellers into the classroom and provides teachers a useful series to use when teaching about the many aspects of reading and writing. South Carolina and national storytellers perform interesting stories and talk about the craft of storytelling.
In this series, students will meet nationally recognized authors who call South Carolina home. As they learn about the writing process, students will hear what the authors have to say about making characters come alive on the page, learn how they create the plot for their stories and keep track of the action, and find out how important research is to any story, both fiction and non-fiction.
Learn from Washington Post columnists Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland, delve into the history and life of Julia Mood Peterkin, and find out how a team of reporters from the Charleston Post and Courier worked together to create change in the legal system regarding domestic violence.
Our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection will expand over time, so please continue to visit, as more content is added.
Two videos provide a glimpse of this exciting new series coming later this fall. The National Park Service celebrates its centennial in 2016. South Carolina ETV and the Sons of the American Revolution collaborated to tell the stories of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Eight five-minute video segments with online curriculum for South Carolina teachers will be coming in Fall 2016.
The modules will include battles from:
- Waxhaws – Blood in the Backcountry
- Brattonsville – Choosing Sides
- Camden – Defeat and Destruction
- Musgrove Mill – Ray of Hope
- Kings Mountain – Turn of the Tide of Success
- Cowpens – Brilliant Victory
- Guilford Courthouse – Costly Victory
- Ninety Six – End Game
Susan Pringle Frost dedicated her life to making sure that Charleston’s historic architectural beauty would be preserved. Born in Charleston to wealthy parents in 1873, she lived in the Miles Brewton House on King Street. When her family’s fortune dwindled, Frost got a job as a stenographer. Working for architect Bradford Lee Gilbert, she discovered she had a taste for historic architecture. View more.
Darla Moore was born and raised near Lake City, South Carolina, growing up on the family cotton, soybean and tobacco farm. After graduating from Lake City High School, she attended the University of South Carolina to study political science, later working for the Republican National Committee in Washington. In 1982, Moore gained her MBA from George Washington University and moved to New York City where she became one of the most successful and highest paid women in the banking industry. View more.
As cold and flu season begin, please take a look at our Knowitall Healthy! Collection, which instills sound health practices that can be utilized throughout the year. The Series in this Collection include:
We have some great ghost stories that will captivate your students! From Alice of the Hermitage to Bubba, from Lizard Man to Stumphouse Tunnel, these stories will “shiver your timbers!”
For more information, visit these websites: Media Literacy Clearinghouse (Videos for Teaching Media Literacy), NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education), Media Literacy Week and National Friends of Libraries Week.