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September 2018 on Knowitall.org
This month, we share content for International Literacy Day through our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection, and we remember our heroes from September 11, 2001. We explore our Hispanic Heritage, and we celebrate Constitution Day. We also take a moment to remind you of two great resources that work together to benefit South Carolina educators—LearningWhy and Knowitall!
September Dates for Your Calendar and Related Knowitall 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 - October 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!
What's New on Knowitall.org? Take a look!
We want to recap some of the content that has been added over the summer months because we don’t want you to miss a thing! You can always check here to be kept up-to-date on all recent additions.
- Biltmore Estate (North Carolina)
- Brookgreen Gardens (South Carolina)
- 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)
- Lookout Mountain (Georgia/Tennessee Border)
- Mammoth Cave (Kentucky)Monticello (Virginia)
- 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 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
- 3D VR - H.L. Museum
- H.L. Hunley Museum (Warren-Lasch Conservation Center) Photo Gallery
- 3D VR – Woodrow Wilson Family Home
- Woodrow Wilson Family Home – Photo Gallery
- 2018 Gubernatorial Democratic Debate - Student Discussion
- 2018 Gubernatorial Republican Debate - Student Discussion
(South Carolina State Library – Knowitall Content Partner)
(South Carolina State Library – Knowitall Content Partner)
- 2018 Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Contest
- Kwame Alexander – Career Goals
- Kwame Alexander – Writing Poetry
A Reminder to Register Now for an Account on LearningWhy…
Gain Access to Lesson Plans and Content Available Exclusively to SC Educators!
As you settle in to the new school year, we offer a reminder that we have two great resources—Knowitall and LearningWhy—that support each other with lesson plans and media assets. All of the content from both websites is available with one log-in!
Our StreamlineSC Collection on Knowitall contains a number of videos that are available exclusively to South Carolina educators!
To gain access to all of the 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 all of the series listed below.
* Indicates the series has rights restrictions and is available only to SC educators.
* Please register for a free account on LearningWhy for lesson plans and access to all videos.
* Magic School Bus (provided by the South Carolina State Library)
- There are currently about 247 lesson plans available on LearningWhy, organized by grade, subject, topic and subtopic, and correlated to curriculum standards.
If you are interested in locating lesson plans on LearningWhy that utilize content from Knowitall, you can locate these easily!
There you’ll see lesson plans for these Series and Subject Areas:
- Detective Bonz Lesson Plans
- Eye Wonder Lesson Plans
- Health Education Lesson Plans
- Healthy Hannah Lesson Plans
- Hobby Shop Lesson Plans
- Math Lesson Plans
- Science Lesson Plans
- Social Studies Lesson Plans
- South Carolina Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust
- Southern Campaign Lesson Plans
- Visual & Performing Arts Lesson Plans
Please visit our Knowitall Factoids to extend learning throughout the month! Be sure to visit the September Factoids!
Also, stop by and see What’s New on Knowitall! It’s an easy way to stay updated on all the content recently added to Knowitall!
If you are a teacher who is using our 3D Virtual Tours on Let’s Go!, we would love to hear about these experiences in your classrooms! Please contact us!
As always, we invite you to contact us with questions or comments.