Education

December 2020 on KnowItAll: Extend the Learning - All Through the Holidays!

By Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from content featured on KnowItAll.org for December 2020 - Extend the Learning - All Through the Holidays! We are excited to share four new series, an assortment of interactive Activities, and numerous Series and Collections on a wide array of topics that may surprise you – all right here on KnowItAll! Favorites include such well-loved Activities as Artopia , GullahNet , Hobby Shop , Kids Work! , NASA CONNECT Math Simulations , NASA Online – Science Simulations , and RiverVenture , plus virtual tours from Let’s Go! and Let’s Go! CAREERS . For those who love history, we offer History In A Nutshell , Between the Waters , Congaree Swamp Stories and Carolina Stories ! All provide excellent ways to...

South Carolina African American History Calendar: December Honorees – The Taylor Family

South Carolina African American History Calendar:  December Honorees – The Taylor FamilySouth Carolina African American History Calendar: December Honorees – The Taylor Family For four generations, the Taylor Brothers Construction Company, Inc. has operated an African American owned heavy construction business in Columbia, S.C. Started in the late 1930s by Samuel Thomas “Papa” Taylor, and aided by a mule and a drag pan, the company prepared commercial and residential sites and sold wood. The business expanded during the 1940s into hauling and building material delivery when Papa Taylor’s sons, Robert and Samuel, returned from World War II. Soon Robert and Samuel’s wives, Mary...

Next on PBS Kids

Celebrate the HolidaysWinter holiday fun is plentifully this month with one-hour specials and holiday-themed episodes feeding between December 4 and December 27. The seasonal specials include CURIOUS GEORGE: A VERY MONKEY CHRISTMAS, WILD KRATTS: A CREATURE CHRISTMAS, NATURE CAT: A NATURE CAROL, LET’S GO LUNA!: LUNA’S CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT CHRISTMAS!, and PEG + CAT + HOLIDAYS. Three new episodes from MOLLY OF DENALI will premiere December 7-9, including a new seasonal story, “Tooey’s Hole-i-day Sweater.” There is also a new holiday-themed episode from PINKALICIOUS AND...

Growing Up with Smart Cat: Sleep

SleepDid you know that whenever you go to sleep while you're off dreaming of crazy adventures, your body is working hard for you. That's right. Getting a good night's sleep can make you healthier and stronger. Sleeping can even help you learn better. When you go to sleep, your mind is working to remember everything you learned during the day. Sleeping also helps you be more energized. When you've have had enough sleep, your body is ready to have a fun filled day, just like eating the right foods and exercising, getting enough sleep helps you to grow up healthy. So, when it's time for bed, go put...

Stream and Pond Health

By Sean Flynn

MacroinvertebrateClemson Extension Water Resources Agents Katie Altman and Karen Jackson travel South Carolina ponds and streams finding and studying Macroinvertebrates to determine the health of the water.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving - Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 pm

A Charlie Brown ThanksgivingIn this holiday classic, Peppermint Patty invites everyone to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, even though he's going to see his grandmother. Snoopy decides to cook his own version of a Thanksgiving meal with help from his friends. Watch this special one-night event on Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 pm .

Growing Up with Smart Cat: Safety on Wheels

Safety on WheelsBeing safe is an important part of growing up. To stay safe from cars and trucks always pay attention and make sure they can see you. Look left and right to be aware of your surroundings. Always use the sidewalk or path. And if you have to cross the street use a designated crosswalk. We've discussed what you need to do to be safe around moving vehicles, but what if you're in a vehicle? Before it starts moving, what do you need to do to be safe in a car? That's right! Use your seat belt. And what about riding a bike? Make sure to protect your head by wearing a helmet. We've talked a lot about...

South Carolina ETV announces new Smart Cat education initiative

Growing Up With Smart CatCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the launch of Growing Up with Smart Cat – an education initiative featuring a new workbook and short video series. Both generated to align with specific curriculum standards, the workbook is available for download now , and episodes of the short video series will be published each Wednesday at 1 p.m. on the @SouthCarolinaETV Facebook page . The video segments will also appear on air during SCETV’s kids programming blocks. Achieved with support from both EdVenture Children’s Museum and SC First Steps, Growing Up with Smart Cat content...

Broadband: South Carolina's Digital Divide

By JT Hydrick & Joy Bonala

The impact of broadbandAlmost every aspect of life depends, in some part, on a reliable, high-speed Internet connection. But despite the drastic technological advances of the Information Age, 19 million people throughout the country still lack access to the Federal Communication Commission’s standard for reliable Internet. In South Carolina, 344,000 people do not have access to this standard, and 171,000 people do not have access to a wired connection at all. “I truly believe, and I think COVID-19 has proven that Internet technology is the foundation by which you build a 21st century community,” said Jim...

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