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New on for September 2017

August 31, 2017 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Knowitall and LearningWhy - These Two Together - Better Than Ever!

This month, we share a new installment in our Let’s Go! series of 3D tours, The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon! We feature Walter Edgar’s Journal and South Carolina from A to Z, and celebrate International Literacy Day, Hispanic Heritage, and Constitution Day. We remember those lost on 9/11/2001 and the many heroes who came forth, some sacrificing their own lives in the process.

But first, we have news about two great resources—Knowitall and LearningWhy—now being made even stronger—featuring additional content available with one log-in!

Create your NEW ETV account – only ONE log-in needed to access ETV’s FREE resources. No codes needed. (Your StreamlineSC account will no longer work.)

Teachers, Please Register Now for an Account on LearningWhy

Gain Access to Lesson Plans and Content Available Exclusively to SC Educators!


Our new ETV StreamlineSC Collection on Knowitall contains videos that are available exclusively to South Carolina educators!  

To gain access to these resources, South Carolina educators will need to register for an account on LearningWhy.

By registering, you will gain access not only to the lesson plans contained on LearningWhy but also to the series listed below.

  1. Magic School Bus
  2. Cursive Handwriting (Both A and B versions)
  3. Letter TV (Letter TV, Letter TV II, Letter TV III)
  4. Tick Tock Minutes
  5. Foreign Language Scholastic Series – Spanish
  6. Foreign Language Scholastic Series – French
  7. Scholastic American History Series
  8. Scholastic Children’s Stories
  9. America At Its Best
  10. Mia’s Music
  11. Poise Paints
  12. Gettysburg: The Soldier’s Battle
  13. Standard Deviants TV
  14. Club Write
  15. America on the Move
  16. Flight School
  17. Facts of Congress
  18. Journey to Living Labs
  • Please note that these series are being added individually, one series at a time; and are not all available at this time. Please rest assured that we are working with the new log-in as quickly as we’re able, and that you will have these resources as soon as we can make them available to you! More content is being added each day! Thank you for your patience, as we work to deliver this content to you!
  • There are currently over 125 lesson plans created by ETV Education plus approximately 200 more created by ETV partners (including school districts, colleges/universities, the National Parks Service, The Catesby Memorial Trust, and others) available on LearningWhy, organized by grade level, subject, topic and subtopic, and correlated to curriculum standards. Many of the Teacher Resources you may have used previously on Knowitall are available on LearningWhy.

Register now on LearningWhy!

Some of the lessons that feature Knowitall content are listed below:

Please note: If you are interested in locating lesson plans that utilize content from Knowitall, you can use LearningWhy’s search capability to do so. Just enter “Knowitall” into the search box at the top right of the screen on LearningWhy, and you will see the results that contain media content from Knowitall.

Lessons available on LearningWhy include:

Grouped by Series

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery – Chapter 1

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery – Chapter 2

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery – Chapter 3

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery – Chapter 4

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery – Chapter 5

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery – Chapter 6


Healthy Hannah

Aerobic Activity

Bike for Your Life

Change Your Oil

Fun with Fruits

Go Play Outside!

Let’s Go Play

Play Hard, Snack Healthy

Two Hours (or Less)

Walking the Dog


The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

A PBL to Connect the Battles of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

Skyping Through Colonial Settlements

The Southern Campaign – Cowpens – A Brilliant Victory

The Southern Campaign – Ninety Six: The End Game

The Southern Campaign – The Battle at Guilford Courthouse

The Southern Campaign – The Battles of Camden and Musgrove Mill

The Southern Campaign – The Battles of Kings Mountain and Cowpens

The Southern Campaign – The Battles of Waxhaws and Brattonsville


Teaching American History in South Carolina

Am I Really Free?

Between the Rivers

Buying, Selling, and Trading in Antebellum South Carolina

“Pitchfork” Ben Tillman and Political Reform in South Carolina

SC Black Codes: A Lesson on Reconstruction Legislation and Amendments

Settling the Backcountry

Southeastern Native Americans’ Lifestyles

The Voices of Slavery     

Wake Up King George!

What Price Freedom! Civil War & Reconstruction

Individual Lessons

African Americans in South Carolina: Gullah

All Media Involve Writing: Analyzing a News Photo and Assuming the Role of Journalists

Between the Rivers

Catapult Calamity

Catch the Gullah Beat: Rhythm and Percussion

Child Labor in the Carolinas

Circle of Inheritance Lesson Plan: A Struggle for Power

Circle of Inheritance: Native Land, Native People

Colonists Wanted!

Commemorating South Carolina’s Secession

Commemorating the ”War to End All Wars”

Constitution Day Lesson Plan

Counting on a Career

Creative Resistance to Taxation on the Colonies

Crisis of 1850 (Secession)

A Day in the Life of a Revolutionary Soldier

Diary of a Grain of Rice OR Indigo Plant

Don’t “Cell” Yourself Short

Eye Wonder: So You Want to Be a Firefighter!

The Firebird

General Greene to General Marion: Your State Is Invaded, Your All Is at Stake

Gullah Gourmet

Gullah Storybook

Horses As Heroes – Marsh Tackies

The King’s Highway – Places as Cultural Artifacts

La Ropa Sucia: A Fotonovela

Lessons from the Holocaust – Teaching Lesson Four

Lights, Camera, Action!

Loyalists and Patriots

Microscopic Life

Minnie Kennedy and the Civil Rights Movement

A New Nation and State

Plodding Along: A Dan Wagoner Experiment

Prosperity for South Carolina

Reconstruction Ends – A Collaborative PBL - Segregation and Harsh Discriminatory Southern Policies

Resisting Slavery – Oral Histories

Riding the Waves of Sound

Roaring Rockets

Slide, Slide to the Finish Line

South Carolina Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust – Teaching Lesson Four

To the Moon and Back – Charles Duke

Would You Be Willing to Fight for Something You Believe in?

Searching by grade, subject, topic and subtopic will make it easy for you to find the content you need!

Register now for access to all!


And Now...Back to Knowitall…New This Month on!

Let’s Go! The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

Located in downtown Charleston, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon is nationally recognized as one of our country’s most significant historical sites. Take the 3D Virtual Tour now! Experience the VRs using your preferred device (mobile or desktop) or use the apps with either Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.

Walter Edgar’s Journal

From books to barbecue, from current events to colonial history, Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South. (A production of South Carolina Public Radio.)

South Carolina from A to Z with Walter Edgar

From Hilton Head to Caesars Head, and from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish, historian Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z. (A production of South Carolina Public Radio.)


September Dates and Collections

Sept. 8 - International Literacy Day – Visit our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection

International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on September 8, shines a spotlight on global literacy needs. The International Literacy Association’s mission is literacy for everyone, everywhere. We encourage you to celebrate the power of literacy!

Sept. 11 – Remembering Our Heroes – Visit our Remembering 9/11 Collection

On September 11, 2001, over 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

September 15-Oct. 15 – Explore Our Hispanic Heritage – Visit our Hispanic Heritage Collection

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Sept. 17 Constitution Day – Visit our Constitution Day Collection

On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. Learn about the South Carolina delegates and find other resources to be utilized for teaching about Constitution Day.

And don’t forget that each month, we feature our Knowitall Factoids Collection! The September factoids are here, and they connect these dates to content on Knowitall—to extend the learning throughout the month!

As always, we invite you to contact us with questions or comments.

If you are a teacher who is using our 3D Virtual Tours on Let’s Go!, such as the new one, The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, we would love to hear about these experiences in your classrooms!

Thank you!

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