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May on Knowitall

April 27, 2017 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Images from content featured on Knowitall in May

Featured in May: Keep It Real, Knowitall Healthy, Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, and author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson. The Knowitall Calendar includes journalists for World Press Freedom Day, a collection that helps us to celebrate the heritage of the Mexican people for Cinco de Mayo, the Wash Hands Song and other illness prevention tips for Hand Hygiene Day. On Mother’s Day, as we honor the women who play such an important part in their family’s lives, we also honor women who are leaders in the workplace. On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to our military heroes from all five branches, and on Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The health of our young people—and our entire population—is on our minds this month. At a time when traffic deaths among teens spike, we encourage teens 14 and up to view our series, Keep It Real, which emphasizes the importance of avoiding risky behavior and provides an up-close look at consequences. Please encourage teens you know and care about to view them, in advance of proms and other celebrations, and as they head out on vacation. We also feature our Knowitall Healthy resources, which provide important pointers for living healthy, active lives—as well as some inspiring stories!   


May 3 - United Nations - World Press Freedom Day

Ambrose E. Gonzales | Legacy of Leadership

John K. Cauthen | Legacy of Leadership

Nora Ephron| Writer’s Workshop

Jack Bass – Part 5 of the Commemoration of the Orangeburg Massacre

Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina: Commentary

Pulitzer Prixe Winners in South Carolina: Reporting

Robert A. Pierce | Legacy of Leadership

Roger C. Peace | Legacy of Leadership 

Tavia Gaddy | Palmetto Voices

Walt Whitman | Poetry All-Stars (Periscope)

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

Celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over France during the Franco-Mexican war, but it also celebrates the heritage of the Mexican people. View our Hispanic Heritage Collection.

Marcelo Novo and Miriam Barbosa

Nuestro Futuro (Our Future)

Circle of Inheritance

La Ropa Sucia

Hispanic Heritage (Periscope)

27:Fifty: Santa Elena Archaeological Dig  and St. Augustine, Castillo De San Marcos

For God, Glory and Gold

May 5 – World Health Organization – Hand Hygiene Day

Hand Hygiene Day, established by the World Health Organization, is held on May 5 every year. Check out our Flu PSAs - Illness Prevention Tips & Wash Hands Song in English and Spanish. These videos provide important reminders for everyone, all through the year. Four key illness prevention tips are highlighted in English and with Spanish subtitles, along with the Wash Hands Song with Danielle Howle.

May 14 - Mother’s Day

As we honor the women who play such an important part in their family’s lives, we also honor women who are leaders in the workplace.

Palmetto Voices

In a dynamic and growing Southern career landscape, Palmetto Voices looks to female leaders in South Carolina to share the experiences, skills and decisions that have brought them success. These voices of the Palmetto State offer advice and suggestions for excellence in various career clusters and fields of study.

Project Lead SC

From Middle School to High School, teenage girls face unique pressures everyday. Between issues with bullying, body image, boys, friends and “frenemies,” life during that awkward transitional period can feel like it’s filled with challenges. It’s important our girls have role models, people to look up to, think about, and speak with to help navigate those land mines. Project Lead South Carolina is a video series for young women, that follows notable women in South Carolina to gather advice for what makes a successful leader. 

May 20 - Armed Forces Day

On Armed Forces Day, we honor and thank those who serve in all five branches of the United States Armed Forces including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

Be sure to scroll down to the area below the Series to view the entire collection!

May 29 - Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we’ll pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, for our country, and for all of us.

Generations of Heroes

South Carolina’s Greatest Generation

Vanishing Generation

Tuskegee Airmen

Be sure to scroll down to the area below the Series to view the entire collection!




As the spring semester comes to an end, our thoughts turn to proms, graduations and the start of summer vacations. Almost in an instant, this joyous, celebratory time of year can become a time of immense heartbreak and tragedy when a young person’s life is taken all too soon, as a result of risky behavior or inexperience.  South Carolina ETV encourages you to influence a teen in your life, age 14 or above, to view Keep It Real and consider the possibility that such a tragedy could occur in their life or the life of a friend or family member. These videos offer a reality check that may serve as a valuable lesson in avoiding risky behavior. But it won’t work unless they actually view them! Please encourage teens in your life to do so and give them fair warning that the videos are difficult to watch.


Now is a great time to consider small steps we can all take toward being more physically fit and eating healthier foods! View the resources here and make the changes that you can—even in small increments. It all adds up to a healthier you! 

Youth Media Health Institute: These videos are inspiring! Take a look!

EdAware: Important viewing for adults who want to influence the children in their lives to Eat Smart, Move More!

Flu PSAs – Illness Prevention Tips & Wash Hands Song with Danielle Howle: Four key illness prevention tips are highlighted in English and with Spanish subtitles, along with the Wash Hands Song with Danielle Howle!

Healthy Hannah: Twenty short videos that are engaging and fun to watch! This series helps to inspire young people to take the lead in living and enjoying a healthy lifestyle!


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. Eight online educational lessons are based around short video segments produced in a documentary style, consisting of historical reenactments, demonstrations, interviews with historians, period artifacts and music, artistic renderings, and maps. Media for the series is on the web at SCETV’s (see below) and lesson plans are at SCETV’s

A. Overview

B. Battle of Waxhaws

C. Brattonsville (Huck’s Defeat)

D. Battle of Camden

E. Musgrove Mill

F. Kings Mountain

G. Cowpens

H. Guilford Courthouse

I. Ninety Six



Jacqueline Woodson, Author of the Award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming, sits down for an interview with Knowitall.

Jacqueline Woodson: Advice for Aspiring Writers

Jacqueline Woodson: The Writing Process


As always, we encourage your feedback. Please Contact Us and share your thoughts, questions, and ideas! And thank you!

And be sure to visit our Knowitall Media Blog for information on all of our Collections and other content we’ve featured over the past several months. 



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