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October 2018 on Knowitall.org
This month, we have nine new Knowitall Tutorials that we hope will be helpful in using Knowitall.org!
These tutorials have been created to assist you in these areas: (1) Introduction, (2) Searching, (3) Subjects, (4) Series, (5) Collections, (6) Teacher Resources, (7) Blog, (8) Types of Content, and (9) Google Classroom. The tutorials are easy to locate by going to Collections and then click on the first icon, About Knowitall. Scroll down below the Topics and you’ll see all of the tutorials, #1 through #9.
We also want you to introduce you to a wide assortment of media related to the observances for October, including Archaeology, Health Literacy, Hispanic Heritage, and National Bullying Prevention Months, plus Teen Read Week, National Friends of Libraries Week, Fire Prevention Week, International Day of the Girl, United Nations Day and Halloween!
Also premiering this month is Episode 3 of History In A Nutshell, Birth of the Constitution!
This episode, Birth Of The Constitution, will cover how the U.S. Constitution came to be, and the previous documents leading up to it: The Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation. Another important note about this episode is that it will take a different approach compared to other content we have on Knowitall, and will cover why the Articles of Confederation failed. There are many reasons why, of course, but this will cover the main reasons why it simply did not work. Along with the video itself, a supplementary photo gallery is provided. View now!
And on Friday, October 5, our very best wishes to YOU for a happy and satisfying World Teachers’ Day!
Dates for Your Calendar
Be sure to view the individual assets from the collection here! Just scroll down below the Series.
As cold and flu seasons 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!
- Healthy Food, Farms & Gardens | Youth Media Health Institute
- EdAware: Eat Smart, Move More
- Flu PSAs – Illness Prevention Tips & Wash Hands Song in English and with Spanish Subtitles
- Healthy Hannah’s Healthy Choice Heroes
- Reading, Safety & Internet Safety Minutes
- Safe Students Safe Schools
- Safety City
View the wide assortment of content in this Collection and learn about our Hispanic heritage, including these titles and more!
- Circle of Inheritance
- Spanish Subtitles | Flu PSAs
- Conquistadors and Explorers: S.C. Under the Spanish Flag | Mary Long’s Yesteryear
- For God, Glory and Gold
- Foreign Language Spanish
- Hispanic Heritage| Periscope
- La Ropa Sucia
- Marcelo Novo
- Miriam Barbosa
- Nuestro Futuro (Our Future)
- Pendleton: Upcountry Heritage
- Santa Elena Archaeological Dig (South Carolina) | 27:Fifty
- Spanish Beginner | SciShorts
- Spanish Intermediate | SciShorts
- Spanish | Standard Deviants
- St. Augustine (Florida) | 27:Fifty
- Carmen Agra Deedy – Crafting a Story
- Carolina Marsh Tacky
- Hispanics: South Carolina from A to Z | South Carolina Public Radio
- Main Street Latin Festival
- Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus | Scholastic American History Series
National Bullying Prevention Month - View “Project Lead SC” and “Palmetto Voices”
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 every day. 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.
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.
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 (Young Adult Library Services Association) to focus on timely topics and teen interests. View the resources in the Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection and see what may be of interest to teens you know and love!
Libraries and Friends of Libraries groups across the country will be celebrating the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week!
- Baker’s Dozen
- Be a Media Critic
- Conversations with S.C. Writers
- Foreign Language Scholastic Children’s Stories - French
- Foreign Language Scholastic Children’s Stories - Spanish
- Grammar Pitfalls
- Gullah Tales
- Idella Bodie’s Ghost Tour: A Writer’s Guide
- Inside Storytelling
- Literary Tour of South Carolina
- Mary Boykin Chesnut
- National Book Month from Periscope
- National Poetry Month from Periscope
- Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina
- Scholastic Children’s Stories
- Shakespeare | Standard Deviants
- South Carolina State Library (Knowitall Partners)
- Tune Up to Literacy
- Writer’s Workshop
- Writers (from S.C. Hall of Fame)
- American Writers
- Authors of Children’s Books
- For Young Readers
- For Young Writers
- Journalism, Broadcasting & Communications
- National Book Month
- National Poetry Month
- Poets Laureate Collection | All Series
- S.C. Authors
Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 7-13, 2018 – View These Videos
- Fire and 911 Safety | Safety City
- Fire Academy, Part 1 from Project Discovery
- Fire Academy, Part 2 from Project Discovery
International Day of the Girl - Oct. 11, 2018
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 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
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!”
Don’t Forget to Check Out…
NEW SERIES ADDED
Knowitall Tutorials (Scroll down past Series)
- Teacher Resources
- Types of Content
- Google Classroom
ADDITIONS TO EXISTING SERIES
*List includes all content added during Summer 2018
27:Fifty (Full Series Now Available)
- Biltmore Estate (North Carolina)
- Brookgreen Gardens (South Carolina)
- Cartersville (Georgia)
- Charleston Tea Plantation (South Carolina)
- Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia)
- Columbia (South Carolina)
- Dahlonega (Georgia)
- Graceland (Tennessee)
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina/Tennessee Border)
- Kennedy Space Center (Florida)
- Lexington (Kentucky)
- Lookout Mountain (Georgia/Tennessee Border)
- Mammoth Cave (Kentucky)
- Monticello (Virginia)
- Outer Banks (North Carolina)
- Riverbanks Zoo (South Carolina)
- S.C. State Museum (South Carolina)
- Santa Elena (South Carolina)
- Savannah (Georgia)
- St. Augustine (Florida)
- Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (Tennessee)
- U.S.S. North Carolina (Wilmington, North Carolina)
- U.S.S Yorktown at Patriot’s Point (South Carolina)
- Universal Studios (Florida)
- Vicksburg (Mississippi)
- Wilson Lock And Dam (Alabama)
- Snow Bunting
- Snow Buttercup
- Buff-Bellied Hummingbird And Red-Naped Sapsucker
- Montezuma Quail
- Birch Tundra
- Tufted Milkweed
- Atlantic White Cedar
- Slave Cabin
- Least Grebe
- Florida Yellow Blatterwort
- Big Bend Tree Lizard
- Longleaf Pine Flatwoods
- Pond Cypress Savannah
- Venus Fly Trap
- Receding Glacier
- Dall Sheep
- Northern Pine Snake
- Giant Sacaton Grass
- Oak Toad
Each month, be sure to visit our Knowitall Factoids and use them frequently to extend learning throughout the month!
South Carolina Educators
- Please register for a free account on LearningWhy to gain access to ALL of the resources in the ETV StreamlineSC Collection on Knowitall.org, 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 ETV StreamlineSC on Knowitall.org!
- Please use your school email address when creating your account.
As always, we encourage you to contact us with your questions and comments. Thank you!