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October 16, 2017 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Images from content featured on Knowitall in October 2017

Knowitall contains quite an assortment of media that ties into many of the celebrations and observances in October, including Health Literacy, Hispanic Heritage, Teen Read Week, National Friends of Libraries Week, National Bullying Prevention, Fire Prevention Week, International Day of the Girl, United Nations Day and Halloween!

October Is Health Literacy Month - View Our “Knowitall Healthy!” Collection

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 these and more!

Youth Media Health Institute

EdAware: Eat Smart, Move More

Flu PSAs in English and with Spanish Subtitles

Healthy Hannah


October Is Archaeology Month – View Our Archaeology-Related Content

You can enter “archaeology” as a search term in the Knowitall search engine.

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You can explore the Social Studies Subject Area and select Early Cultures, Contemporary Cultures, S.C. History, U.S. History, World History and other areas to find the content that is most relevant to the standards you are covering in your lesson plan. 


Hispanic Heritage Month - Through Oct. 15, 2017 – View the Collection

View the wide assortment of content in this Collection and learn about our Hispanic heritage, including these titles and more!

Circle of Inheritance

For God, Glory and Gold

Hispanic Heritage from Periscope

La Ropa Sucia

Nuestro Futuro (Our Future)


Visit Your School Library, Public Library & Our “Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection”

During Teen Read Week & National Friends of Libraries Week

Teen Read Week - Oct. 8-14, 2017

The continuing message of the Teen Read Week initiative is to encourage 12-18 year olds to "Read For The Fun Of It". Each year, an annual theme allows YALSA to focus on timely topics and teen interests.

National Friends of Libraries Week - Oct. 15-21, 2017

Libraries and Friends of Libraries groups across the country will be celebrating the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week!

Series in the Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection include these titles and more!

Conversations with S.C. Writers

Foreign Language Scholastic Children’s Stories - French

Foreign Language Scholastic Children’s Stories - Spanish

Gullah Tales

Inside Storytelling

Literary Tour of South Carolina

National Poetry Month from Periscope

Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina

Scholastic Children’s Stories

South Carolina State Library Collection

Tune Up to Literacy

Writers from S.C. Hall of Fame

Writer’s Workshop


National Bullying Prevention Month - View “Project Lead SC”

Traditionally held the first week in October, the event has been expanded to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month. 

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 about what makes a successful leader. 


Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 8-14, 2017 – View These Specials

Fire and 911 Safety from Safety City

Fire Academy, Part 1 from Project Discovery

Fire Academy, Part 2 from Project Discovery


International Day of the Girl - Oct. 11, 2017

View these Series & Collections that place the spotlight on women who have made a difference!


Idella Bodie’s S.C. Women

James Otis Lecture 2015: Women’s Rights

Palmetto Voices

Project Lead SC

Science Splash

Women Civil Rights Timeline from Road Trip

Women’s History Month from Periscope



Women’s History Collection



Women Civil Rights & Equal Rights Advocates

Women Disability Rights Advocates

Women in Aviation

Women in Business

Women in Education

Women in Government & Public Administration

Women in Literature

Women in Media

Women in Medicine

Women in Sports

Women in Technology

Women in the Arts

Women in the Legal Profession


United Nations Day - Oct. 24, 2017 - Visit “Periscope”

Celebrate United Nations Day with these resources from Periscope!


For Halloween - Oct. 31, 2017 - View Our “Ghosts and Legends of South Carolina”

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!”


What’s New on Knowitall (2017-2018)”

Yes, we have a place just for that on! It’s on the home page of Knowitall in the “What’s New” area, just below “Featured Media.” There you can scroll through and see the most recent additions.)

Fort Sumter

Sherman’s March Through the South

When Rice Was King

A Hero’s Welcome Home: The Vietnam Experience

S.C. Veterans Recall Bob Hope and His Vietnam USO Shows

S.C. Veteran Remembers the Vietnam War from Palmetto Scene

USC Sumter Science Camp from Carolina Classrooms

SC Life – The Cove Forest (content available outside of Flash)

Microscope from the Hobby Shop


“Kids Work!” Interactives

Box Office Manager (In Theater – Job Play)

Pharmacist (In Hospital – Job Play)


“Artopia - Media Arts” - Interactives (In “The Studio”)

Animation Basics

Create a Storyboard

Movie Soundtrack


Each month, be sure to visit our Factoids and use them frequently to extend learning!

The October Factoids are here. You can find them each month under Collections as Knowitall Factoids by Month


Very Important! Please Note:

  • South Carolina educators, please register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to ALL of the resources in the StreamlineSC Collection on, including those that are password-protected. By creating just one account, you will have access to ALL of the lesson plans on LearningWhy and ALL of the video series in the StreamlineSC Collection on!


  • Please use your school email address when creating your account.


  • Your old account and password from the original StreamlineSC will not work on LearningWhy or, so please be sure to create a new account today, and you will be able to access ALL of the lesson plans on LearningWhy and ALL of the content on Thank you!


As always, we encourage you to contact us with your questions and comments. Thank you! 

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