The holiday season is upon us and 2020 is on the horizon. From "Reconstruction" to "Chasing the Moon" to "Molly of Denali," the Education team is thankful for the experiences...
Early Learning Resources Now on Knowitall.org!
Visit Knowitall.org throughout the summer for exciting resources that continue the learning—all summer long—and at all grade levels!
Resources are available in numerous subject areas for PreK-Grade 3. Please see the list of series with direct links below.
*South Carolina educators, please be sure to register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to all of the resources that are available to SC educators. Please use your school email when registering.
- America At Its Best
- Auntie Karen’s Place
- Healthy Food, Farms & Gardens
- Cursive Handwriting A
- Cursive Handwriting B
- Environmental Ed
- Flu PSAs – Illness prevention Tips & the Wash Hands Song
- Foreign Language Scholastic Series – French
- Foreign Language Scholastic Series – Spanish
- Foreign Language French
- Foreign Language German
- Foreign Language Spanish
- Gullah Net
- Healthy Hannah’s Healthy Choice Heroes
- Kids Work!
- Letter TV
- Letter TV II
- Letter TV III
- Magic School Bus
- Mama Phonics
- Posie Paints
- Riverbanks Roundup
- Riverbanks Roundup Bits
- Safety City
- Scholastic Children’s Stories
- SciShorts in Foreign Languages
- Tune Up to Literacy
- Zoo Minutes
Please be sure to scroll down the page to find our Coloring Pages!
Summer Heat Got You Down? VRs, Virtual Field Trips & Tours – All Just a Click Away!
Are you feeling a bit like sitting in the air conditioning and doing as little as possible these days? Try these great virtual tours, videos and photos now available in Let’s Go! They’re great for enlightening you on many subjects and keeping your brain engaged while your body takes a well-deserved time out! In addition to the VRs, we also have a Collection of Virtual Field Trips & Tours—and they’re all just a click away! You can also Explore South Carolina in our Collection that features content produced here in South Carolina on these topics!
- Business & Industry Today
- Food & Drinks
- Places to Visit in S.C.
- S.C. State Symbols
- Towns & Cities
- Visual & Performing Arts
And for even more South Carolina content, visit these Series on Knowitall!
- 180 Days: Hartsville
- American Graduate
- Between the Waters
- Blythewood History
- Carolina Stories
- Circle of Inheritance
- Climate Change
- Congaree Swamp Stories
- Conversations on SC History
- Conversations with SC Writers
- Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts
- Destination: SC Parks
- Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery
- ETV Shorts
- Eye on the Past
- Ghosts & Legends of South Carolina
- History In A Nutshell
- History of SC Slide Collection
- Holocaust Forum
- Legacy of Leadership
- Let’s Go!
- Lexington County Courthouse: 200 Years of Service
- Literary Tour of South Carolina
- Making It Grow
- Mary Long’s Yesteryear
- Natural State
- Nature Notes with Rudy Mancke
- Original SC
- Palmetto Heritage
- Palmetto Places
- Palmetto Scene
- Palmetto Special
- Parks Adventure Minutes
- Pee Dee Explorer
- Powder Magazine Museum
- Project Discovery
- Project Discovery Revisited
- Riverbanks Roundup
- Riverbanks Roundup Bits
- Road Trip! Through South Carolina Civil Rights History
- Sandlapper Online
- Sandlapper's Corner
- SC African American History Calendar
- SC Hall of Fame
- SC Life
- SCETV Series & Specials (You may be surprised at what you’ll find! A lot of our history is available here!)
- Science Splash
- Short Takes with Naturalist Rudy Mancke
- South Carolina from A to Z - Video
- South carolina from A to Z - Podcasts
- South Carolina Geography
- South Carolina Public Radio - Podcasts
- South Carolina State House Specials: Legends and Legacy
- South Carolina State Library
- South Carolina State Parks
- Southern Campaign of the American Revolution
- Web of Water
- Zoo Minutes
Dates for Your Calendar
July 1 – Canada Day
- Butterflies at Riverbanks Zoo | Project Discovery
- Canada Hemlock | The Cove Forest
- Canada Violet | The Cove Forest
- Canada Violet | Appalachian Cove
- Dying Hemlock | The Cove Forest
- Eastern Garter Snake | The Cove Forest
- Mary Pickford | Artopia
- Modeling – Octet 2 Blue | Artopia (Roseline Delisle)
- Overview VI: Bystanders and Rescuers | Holocaust
- Ping Chong | Artopia
- The Inuit of the Arctic Circle | A World of Poetry
- The Jingle Dress Dance | Periscope (originated with Ojibwe of Canada)
July 4 – Independence Day
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 15 – National Ice Cream 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.
Check Out Our 3D Virtual Tours Now Available on Let’s Go!
Photo Galleries Are Also Available!
To View VRs on the Matterport App: The 3D experiences were shot with a Matterport Pro 3D Camera. Experience the VRs using the Matterport phone apps with either a Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.
(1) Download the iOS or Android app to your phone
(2) Use your phone's browser to go to the VR link that you want to use.
(3) When you click on a link, the Matterport App will open on your phone.
(4) The VRs will need to download to the app prior to viewing.
(5) Look for the visual queues (circles) to navigate through the VR experience.
- Video Overview
- 3D Virtual Tour – Homestead House
- I: Overview
- II: Buildings & Artifacts
- III: Daily Life
Be sure to check out Let’s Go! The South Carolina State House! You can now take a 3D virtual tour inside the State House! You can also view the photos from each of the areas below. It’s almost like being there!
Visit These Areas Frequently, So You Won’t Miss a Thing!
On the Knowitall homepage, scroll down to just below “Featured Media” and you’ll see “What’s New.”
Be sure to visit this area frequently for the most current information on new content now available on Knowitall!
An exciting collection of Early Learning resources in a number of subject areas for PreK through Grade 3 students! Take a look! And be sure to scroll down to Topics for our Coloring Pages!
Naturalist, author, educator and Emmy-winning host Dr. Patrick McMillan embarks on fascinating adventures throughout North and South America. The following shorts have been provided from Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.
- Snow Bunting (Expeditions Shorts)
- Snow Buttercup (Expeditions Shorts)
- Buff-Bellied Hummingbird And Red-Naped Sapsucker (Expeditions Shorts)
- Montezuma Quail (Expeditions Shorts)
- Birch Tundra (Expeditions Shorts)
- Tufted Milkweed (Expeditions Shorts)
- Atlantic White Cedar (Expeditions Shorts)
- Slave Cabin (Expeditions Shorts)
- Least Grebe (Expeditions Shorts)
- Florida Yellow Blatterwort (Expeditions Shorts)
- Grassland (Expeditions Shorts)
- Big Bend Tree Lizard (Expeditions Shorts)
- Longleaf Pine Flatwoods (Expeditions Shorts)
- Pond Cypress Savannah (Expeditions Shorts)
- Venus Fly Trap (Expeditions Shorts)
- Receding Glacier (Expeditions Shorts)
- Dall Sheep (Expeditions Shorts)
- Northern Pine Snake (Expeditions Shorts)
- Giant Sacaton Grass (Expeditions Shorts)
- Oak Toad (Expeditions Shorts)
- 1918 Flu Pandemic In S.C. (History In A Nutshell)
- World War I (History In A Nutshell)
Located at 1705 Hampton Street, in historic downtown Columbia, South Carolina, this is the home where President Woodrow Wilson spent four years of his childhood. The house was built in 1871, during the height of the Reconstruction era; a tumultuous period in United States and South Carolina history. Today, the house is a museum, devoted to showing Columbia's struggle to rebuild itself after the Civil War, and the Wilson family's time spent in the home.
Located near Bowling Green, Kentucky, Mammoth Cave is the longest underground cave system in the world; over three hundred miles of explored passageways. In the area known as "Gothic Avenue," visitors in the 1800's wrote their names in candle smoke, so that they would never be forgotten. Nitrates mined from Mammoth Cave were used to make sixty percent of the gunpowder used by the U.S. during the War of 1812.
South Carolina students in grades 3-12 submit poems relating stories of a person, place, or an experience that made a mark on student's lives to a panel of nine judges for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest.
- 2018 Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest
- Carmen Agra Deedy – Career Goals
- Carmen Agra Deedy – Crafting a Story
- Kwame Alexander – Career Goals
- Kwame Alexander – Writing Poetry
Young people benefit from involvement in the civic life of their communities, and their communities become more democratic when youth have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. Ready To Vote is designed to help teachers introduce middle and high school students to one of their most important activities as a citizen – voting. Ready To Vote also provides facts about the principles of the Constitution, the branches of U.S. Government and explores how the electoral process works.
- 2018 Gubernatorial Democratic Debate Discussion | Ready To Vote
- 2018 Gubernatorial Republican Debate – Student Discussion | Ready To Vote
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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