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…Without Leaving the Comfort of Your Favorite Chair!


July 2020 on Knowitall.org!

  • Has the summer heat sapped your energy? But it just doesn’t feel like summer unless you head out and explore a few places you’ve never been? Then sit back, relax, and take a plunge into Knowitall! You can visit places throughout South Carolina—and beyond!
  • Our virtual tours, videos, interactives, and 3D VRs are great for enlightening you on many subjects—and keeping your brain engaged while your body takes a well-deserved time out! And you still get to see lots of places without leaving the comfort of your favorite chair!
  • In addition to featuring our Series and Collections for your summer explorations, there are two new series we are excited to bring to you on Knowitall.org!


Storytime with SCETV

Be sure to view our Storytime with SCETV series and share it with your family and friends! This online series promotes the love of reading and literary stories connected to South Carolina. In this series, Friends of ETV share and read literary favorites, many of which are connected to South Carolina. Packages include the reading and at least one supplemental teaching and learning activity.

Women Vision SC – 2020 Honorees

We know you’ve been waiting for this since our 2019 Honorees were announced last year. Now, we are proud to present … drum roll, please … our 11 new Women Vision SC - 2020 Honorees! In addition to their stories


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The Learning Continues All Summer Long on Knowitall.org!



Storytime with SCETV

Online series that promotes the love of reading and literary stories connected to South Carolina. In this series, Friends of ETV share and read literary favorites, many of which are connected to South Carolina. Packages include the reading and at least one supplemental teaching and learning activity.

More stories will be added each week throughout the summer. Please check often to see what’s new!

Women Vision SC - 2020 Honorees

South Carolina ETV honors 11 women leaders in second year of the ‘Women Vision SC’ initiative. This group of honorees share their stories, vision, values and talk about the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. 



July Honoree – Roy I. Jones

Dr. Roy I. Jones is a lifelong educator who has served in South Carolina institutions for nearly 40 years. Jones is the Executive Director of the Call Me MiSTER program and Provost Distinguished Professor in Clemson University’s College of Education. MiSTER works to increase the number of teachers from diverse backgrounds, particularly among the nation’s lowest performing schools.

The program is the most recognized collaborative in the nation for recruiting, retaining and developing fully certified, career-minded African American male elementary and middle school teachers. It currently represents 24 colleges and universities in South Carolina and 10 institutions in nine other states.

MiSTER has more than doubled the number of African American males teaching in public elementary school classrooms. There is a 90 percent retention rate of program graduates who are still teaching with eight percent leading schools in administrative roles. Through numerous journal articles, citations and awards, for both Jones and the program, MiSTER has demonstrated success in diverse academic environments.

Jones is a fierce advocate for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as early pioneers in producing black educators. Under Jones’ leadership, the Call Me MiSTER program has generated millions of dollars in revenue, much of which supports students attending HBCUs.

Jones previously served as a department chair at Claflin University and was instrumental in it becoming the first historically black, private institution in the state to be accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Jones has also served as director of employment for the Charleston County School District.

Jones is a father and Massachusetts native, but has spent most of his professional life in the South. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a master’s degree in educational psychology from Atlanta University, and an Ed.D. in higher education from the University of Georgia.

*** Please note: The production schedule for our Knowitall videos has been delayed due to concerns about the Coronavirus. We hope to provide the videos on each month’s honoree soon. Thank you for your patience.


Presented through a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina ETV

View the video on Knowitall.org  (Coming soon) 

The Series is available here.

View the video on YouTube (Coming soon)

Download the SC African American History Calendar here

Videos produced by Andrew Davis. ​




Choose from our Series or our Collections!

  • There are so many areas of interest – just scroll through our Series and Collections, pick a place or a topic that appeals to you, and dive in! Then do it again…and again!



Our Series take you to destinations all over South Carolina and beyond!



Ask an Author

Auntie Karen’s Place

Between the Waters

Beyond Barbados

Carolina Stories

Congaree Swamp Stories

Expeditions Shorts

Eye Wonder

Foreign Language: French

Foreign Language: German

Foreign Language: Spanish


Healthy Hannah’s Healthy Choice Heroes

History In A Nutshell

Hobby Shop

Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick

Inside Storytelling

Kids Work!

La Ropa Sucia

Let's Go! - 3D Tours 


Literary Tour of South Carolina

Meet the Helpers

NASA Online

Natural State

Pee Dee Explorer

Planter at the Gate

Project Discovery

Project Discovery Revisited

Reconstruction 360

Ring People


Road Trip Through SC Civil Rights History

SC Life

Science Splash

Turner to Cézanne

Web of Water

Women Vision SC

Zoo Minutes



Our Collections make it easy to continue your travels – while focusing on topics that interest you!

About Persons with Disabilities

African American History

All Interactives

Animal Lovers


Armed Forces Day

Career Explorations!

Confederate Flag – SC History

Constitution Day

Dive In…to Knowitall!

Environmental Awareness

Explore South Carolina and find content on these topics:

Ghosts and Legends of South Carolina

Hispanic Heritage

Holocaust Remembrance

Knowitall Factoids

Knowitall Healthy!

Libraries, Literature and Learning

Martin Luther King

Memorial Day

Native American Heritage

Noted South Carolinians


Professional Development

Programs for Students

Remembering 9/11

South Carolina Counties

Space Exploration

Sports in South Carolina

Student Gallery

Virtual Field Trips and Tours

Wars and Conflicts

Women in Leadership

Women’s History


If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the destinations!

For more South Carolina content - visit these series to continue your explorations!

180 Days: Hartsville

American Graduate

Blythewood History

Circle of Inheritance

Climate Change

Conversations on SC History

Conversations with SC Writers

Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts

Creating a Career with the Arts in Mind

Creating a Career with the Media Arts in Mind

Destination: SC Parks

ETV Shorts

Eye on the Past

Generations of Heroes

Hanover House

Hirsch Armory Panels

Hot Jobs

Idella Bodie’s SC Women

Lexington County Courthouse: 200 Years of Service

Making It Grow

Mary Long’s Yesteryear

Nature Notes with Rudy Mancke


Original SC

Palmetto Scene

Powder Magazine Museum

Riverbanks Roundup

Riverbanks Roundup Bits

SCETV Series & Specials

Short Takes with Naturalist Rudy Mancke

South Carolina African American History Calendar

South Carolina Geography

South Carolina Hall of Fame

South Carolina Public Radio Podcasts

South Carolina State House Specials: Legends and Legacy

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

World War I Symposium – Lander University



Dates and Resources for Your Calendar

Be sure to visit our July Factoids for additional dates and resources!


July 1 – Canada Day


July  4 – Independence Day

Wars & Conflicts Collection

Learn the individual stories of men and women who were involved in major events leading up to, during and after The War for Independence (1775-1783).


July 10

  • On July 10, 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the grounds of the S.C. State House.

View our SC Confederate Flag – SC History Collection.


July 19 – National Ice Cream Day


July 20 – National Moon Day


July 22 – National Hot Dog Day


July 30 – Day Against Trafficking in Persons


July 30 – International Day of Friendship

*South Carolina educators, please register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to these resources.

A group of nine African American young men who were sent to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1961.

Documentary pays tribute to the “Friendship Nine,” a group of college students who were arrested for a lunch counter sit-in in Rock Hill, SC in 1961. Instead of paying bail (as was the norm with all previous sit-ins), they served 30 days of hard labor, making the city pay to house, feed & clothe them, thus turning the tables & drying up a dubious revenue stream. This movement caught on nationally, changing the entire sit-in strategy. The program was the centerpiece of 50th anniversary events, and still has legs today. It included extensive television, educational and community outreach initiatives.


Don’t miss What’s New on Knowitall!

Check here frequently to stay updated on all the new content as soon as it’s available!


Be Sure to view our Knowitall Factoids! - Knowitall Factoids by Month

(under Collections)

Our Knowitall Factoids by Month will guide you to content that exists on Knowitall any given month. You can look ahead to see what we are linking to in advance of certain occasions, or you can stay up with the current month’s celebrations, events, and observations. Visit the July Factoids to see what’s available now!


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