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April 2019 on Knowitall

April 7, 2019 - Posted in Education by Mimi Wortham-Brown
Images from Libraries, Literature and Learning, Knowitall Healthy, Environmental Awareness and Jazz Collections on Knowitall.org

On Knowitall, our Collections make it easy to find the resources you need for April 2019!

Literacy and poetry resources abound in our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection! (You may be surprised at the wealth of content that resides there – and it’s available the whole year through!) In addition, we offer numerous resources in our Collections for Earth Day, World Health Day and International Jazz Day! Also this month, there’s a brand new HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL on the French and Indian War. Explore them all!

April 2019 - View the SC African American History Calendar - April Honorees:  Ethel and Maxie Gordon

For more than 40 years, Drs. Maxie S. and Ethel M. Gordon championed desegregation. The Gordons contributed across a multitude of platforms: First Calvary Baptist Church, Benedict College, Morris College, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the NAACP, the S.C. Human Relations Council, League of Women Voters, Ministers Wives, and the Greater Columbia Ministerial Alliance. They also helped negotiate for Columbia’s first black police officers and firefighters while challenging public accommodations, retail and voter rights impediments.

View the interstitial here

View the video on Knowitall.org here.

Download the SC African American History Calendar here

 

NEW THIS MONTH! HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL: THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

The French and Indian War played a significant role in shaping North America as we know it today. Although it officially began in 1756 as part of the Seven Years War, the French and Indian War had engagements taking place years prior. Between the British and French colonists, and the Native Americans all living on the same continent, a conflict was only inevitable. The French and Indian War was a fight for supremacy of the Ohio Valley region, between the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, also known as "the Forks of the Ohio."

Part one takes place between 1754-1756 - outlining how the conflict begins, with escalating political and economic tensions in the Ohio Valley. Part two briefly takes viewers through the war itself, after war is officially declared in 1756 (1756-1763). Find out how the results of the French and Indian War set the stage for the American colonies declaring independence from Great Britain!

In addition to the two videos, be sure to view the photo gallery!

 

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

School Library Month - April 2019

National Poetry Month - April 2019

National Library Week 2019 (April 7-13)

Earth Day (April 22) View our Environmental Awareness Collection!

International Jazz Day (April 30) Learn about jazz greats! Visit our new Jazz Collection!

Children’s Book Day/El Dia de los Ninos (April 30)

 

EXPLORE OUR LIBRARIES, LITERATURE & LEARNING COLLECTION!

FOR SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH, NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, and DIA! (DIVERSITY IN ACTION) DAY…

April 2: Children’s Book Day

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April 7-13: Library Week & April 9: National Library Workers’ Day

April 7: World Book Day

April 10: National Bookmobile Day

April 11: Celebrate Teen Literature Day

April 18: National Columnists Day

April 23: Shakespeare’s Birthday

April 27: Tell a Story Day

April 28: Great Poetry Reading Day

National Poetry Month: A World of Poetry from Periscope

Poets Laureate Collection | All Series

Poets and Poetry

 

April 30: Children’s Book Day/El Dia de los Ninos

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* South Carolina educators, please register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to all of the resources from StreamlineSC.

 

SERIES AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARIES, LITERATURE & LEARNING COLLECTION

Baker’s Dozen

Storytelling should be a part of a student’s educational experience because it is a literary activity, a listening activity, a means of transmitting values, and a means of appreciating cultural diversity

The storytellers in the Baker’s Dozen lessons were influenced by Augusta Baker, a well-known librarian and storyteller who worked in the New York Public Library for many years and taught storytelling at colleges across the country. These thirteen, renowned national and local storytellers were taped in the studios of SCETV as they told their stories in front of elementary-age students who asked the storyteller questions about their story and the art of storytelling.

 

Be a Media Critic | Artopia

Take a closer look at types of media like photography, radio, film, and television. Record your answers to the Write About It questions in a notebook or a digital document.

 

Club Write

This series serves as a comprehensive contextualized support for developing writing skills in preparation for high school. Episodes can be used within and across curriculum areas to support many different applications of writing, from lyrics to persuasion to technical reports. In each program, students are challenged to approach a writing assignment in different ways. Strategies for organizing information and structuring personal schedules to complete assignments are depicted. Real-life settings where different writing styles are employed are carefully woven into the stories. Cooperative learning is emphasized.

 

Conversations with S.C. Writers

SCETV brings into the studio well-known South Carolina writers to share a little about their careers, writing process and more!oreign Language Scholastic Series – French

This series is a collection of Scholastic "classics" reproduced in French. For use with language learners in grades 1-5. (From our Streamline collection)

 

Foreign Language Scholastic Series - Spanish

This series is a collection of Scholastic "classics" reproduced in Spanish. For use with language learners in grades 1-5. (From our Streamline collection)

 

Grammar Pitfalls

The Standard Deviants clear away confusion and identify the most common grammatical errors.

 

Gullah Tales

Native Islanders share their folklore and history through storytelling and singing. 

 

Idella Bodie’s Ghost Tour: A Writer’s Guide

Offers students and teachers a personal view of the writing process.

 

Inside Storytelling

South Carolina and national storytellers perform interesting stories and talk about the craft of storytelling.

 

Literary Tour of South Carolina

Students meet nationally recognized authors who call South Carolina home. They learn about the writing process, making characters come alive on the page, creating the plot, and how important research is to any story, both fiction and non-fiction. 

 

Mary Boykin Chesnut | Idella Bodie’s SC Women

Mary Boykin Chesnut kept a diary during the Civil War. Events dramatized in this film were extracted straight from her diary. 

 

National Book Month | Periscope

This collection celebrates books! 

 

National Poetry Month: A World of Poetry | Periscope

Poetry is a language spoken around the world. Although you may not regularly sit down and read poetry, chances are you are exposed to some form of it every day. 

 

Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina

Three programs, including: Commentary, Literature and Reporting

 

Scholastic Children’s Stories

Scholastic Children's Stories are grouped into six collections: Families, Feelings & FriendshipFantasy & ImaginationFavorite Animal Stories,Folk Tales & FablesMulticultural, and Seasons & Nature

 

Shakespeare | Standard Deviants TV

The Standard Deviants get up-close and personal with Shakespeare's famous plays, Hamlet and Macbeth.

 

Tune Up to Literacy

Recommended for preK-3, Tune Up to Literacy encourages literacy using original songs by composer/lyricist/educator Dr. Al Balkin, composer who wrote music for The Hobbit, and several off-Broadway children’s musicals. The programs musically introduce and reinforce concepts such as punctuation and sentence construction.

 

Writer’s Workshop

Please note: This content was created as part of a college-level course. Some of the content may contain adult themes or language not suitable for all audiences.

For this workshop series, 15 major talents in contemporary literature met in a forum with well-known author William Price Fox and USC creative writing students. Each writer discussed personal writing methods, furnishing insights into the highly individualized process of literary creation. Featured writers include George Plimpton, James Dickey, James McPherson, John Gardner, John Hawkes, John irving, Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron, Pauline Kael, Reynolds Price, Stephen Spender, Susan Sontag, Tom Wolfe, William Price Fox, and William Styron.  

 

Writers from the South Carolina Hall of Fame

South Carolina Hall of Fame honors and recognizes contemporary and past citizens who have made outstanding contributions to South Carolina’s history and progress. Writers Include Elizabeth Coker, Mary Simms Oliphant, Pat Conroy, Robert Bass, and Walter Edgar.

 

BE SURE TO VIEW THE TOPICS AREA OF LIBRARIES, LITERATURE & LEARNING

Just scroll down below Series.

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: A WORLD OF POETRY from Periscope!

 

Poets Laureate Collection | All Series

 

Poets and Poetry

 

MORE APRIL DATES TO REMEMBER!

APRIL 7      WORLD HEALTH DAY – KNOWITALL HEALTHY!

Health resources for students and families!

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APRIL 22    EARTH DAY - ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COLLECTION

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You might be surprised at the wide assortment of topics in this collection, such as these!

View a few at a time or view them all! Choose a topic that interests you or one that you’re curious about!

  1. Acid Rain
  2. Air Quality | Earth Today
  3. Albert George – SC Aquarium | Sea Change
  4. Atlantic White Cedar and Burk’s Pitcher Plants | Expeditions Shorts
  5. Bandana | Environmental Minutes
  6. Beach Sweep/River Sweep | Earth Today Kid Minutes
  7. Beach Trash | Earth Today
  8. Beaufort Main Panel, Part 1 – Jeffrey Payne | Sea Change
  9. Beaufort Main Panel, Part 2 – Kate Parks | Sea Change
  10. Beaufort Main Panel, Part 3 – Roland J. Gardner | Sea Change
  11. Beaufort Main panel, Part 4 – Nannette Pierson | Sea Change
  12. Beaufort Main Panel, Part 5 – Neil Baxley | Sea Change
  13. Bicycle Safety | Earth Today Kid Minutes
  14. Big Bend Tree Lizard | Expeditions Shorts
  15. Birch Tundra | Expeditions Shorts
  16. Brushing Teeth | Environmental Minutes
  17. Buff-Bellied Hummingbird and Red-Naped Sapsucker | Expeditions Shorts
  18. Burroughs, Franklin Gorham, Jr.
  19. Buy Recycled Products | Earth Today Kid Minutes
  20. Canoeing for Kids
  21. Carolina Marsh Tacky
  22. Champions of the Environment | Environmental Ed
  23. Charleston Main Panel, Part 1 – George Sedberry | Sea Change
  24. Charleston Main Panel, Part 2 – Laura Sullivan Cabiness | Sea Change
  25. Charleston Main Panel, Part 3 – Andy Fairey | Sea Change
  26. Charleston Main Panel, Part 4 – Mark Wilbert | Sea Change
  27. Charleston Main Panel, Part 5 – Arthur Lawrence
  28. Charleston Main Panel, Part 6 – Susan Hitchcock | Sea Change
  29. City Roots 
  30. Comics | Environmental Minutes
  31. Crayons | Environmental Minutes
  32. Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts
  33. Dinosaurs | Environmental Minutes
  34. Disappearing Frogs Project | Palmetto Scene
  35. Dog Safety | Earth Today Kid Minutes
  36. Dolphin ConservationDonating I
  37. Donating Items | Environmental Minutes
  38. Drip…Drip…Drip | Environmental Minutes
  39. Earth and the Recycle Guys | Earth Today
  40. Eco Adventure with Philippe Cousteau | Riverbanks Roundup
  41. ECO Footprints…Are You a Biigfoot? Environmental Ed
  42. Environmental Awareness | Pee Dee Explorer
  43. Environmental Design | Math in the Middle
  44. Greenhouse Effect | Environmental Minutes

There are so many, many more. Try to carve out some time each day to become more informed about our environment!

Here are a few more that are not to be missed! These fall toward the end of the alphabetical list. Be sure to come back and explore them all! 

 

APRIL 30  INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY – VIEW OUR NEW JAZZ COLLECTION!

 

NOW PLAYING ON A MOBILE DEVICE NEAR YOU…

The Little Red Hen from GullahNet has been converted from Flash and can now be viewed on your mobile device! 

English Version

Gullah Version

 

IN ADDITION…

 

Be sure to check out WHAT ‘S NEW ON KNOWITALL!

Learn something new every day with our April Factoids!

 

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