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March 2019 on Knowitall.org
Women’s History & National Nutrition Month
Plus South Carolina Day Resources & More
Knowitall brings you an abundance of content for Women’s History and National Nutrition Month—and it’s all so easy to locate—just a few clicks away! We also have numerous resources for South Carolina Day, World Storytelling Day and World Poetry Day. See below for details! We hope you’ll enjoy exploring—and please encourage your students and their parents to do the same!
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In addition to the Collections we’ll highlight below, please make note of these Dates and Resources!
March 2019 - View the SC African American Calendar – March Honoree: Lottie Gibson
- View the blog
- View the interstitial here!
- View the video on Knowitall.org here.
- Download the SC African American History Calendar here.
March 8 - International Women’s Day
March 18 – South Carolina Day - See below for featured content!
March 20 – World Storytelling Day
What kinds of stories interest you? For World Storytelling Day, make your first stop the Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection, a convenient place to find all things related to literacy! Here you can learn about storytelling from some of the best! You can also find out some of the secrets to writing great stories from some outstanding writers!
Highlights from the Collection include:
- Baker’s Dozen
- Conversations with SC Writers
- Gullah Tales
- Idella Bodie’s Ghost Tour: A Writer’s Guide
- Inside Storytelling
- Literary Tour of South Carolina
- Mary Boykin Chesnut
- National Book Month | Periscope
- Pulitzer Prize Winners in SC
- Scholastic Children’s Stories
- Shakespeare | Standard Deviants TV
- StoryFestSC (from the South Carolina State Library)
- Tune Up to Literacy
- Writer’s Workshop
- Writers from South Carolina Hall of Fame
March 21 - World Poetry Day
- A World of Poetry | Periscope
- Poetry All-Stars | Periscope
- Poets Laureate | Periscope
- Haiku How-To | Periscope
- Tools of the Trade | Periscope
And now to our Collections for March:
From the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Era, and in fields from education, to medicine, to law, this Collection brings stories of the courageous women who have impacted our lives, then and now!
See how these South Carolina women impacted our history and our future!
- Dicey Langston
- Dorcas Richardson
- Dr. Anne Austin Young
- Dr. Wil Lou Gray
- Emily Geiger
- Grace and Rachel Martin
- Mary Boykin Chesnut
- Mary Gordon Ellis
- Mary McLeod Bethune
- Modjeska Simkins
- Sara Moore Grimké and Angelina Emily Grimké
At the turn of the 20th century, women in the United States could not vote. A political party promoted National Women's Day as a day to protest for women's rights, particularly the right to vote. On February 23, 1909, over 2,000 men and women attended the first National Women's Day rally in New York. The success of the event inspired other countries to participate, and National Women's Day became International Women's Day in 1911.
- Women’s History Month
- The Women’s Rights Movement
- Susan. B. Anthony
- Celebrated Women in U.S. History
- South Carolina Portraits
Scroll down to just below the Series to view these topics!
- 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 Leadership Roles
- Women in Literature
- Women in Media
- Women in Medicine
- Women in Sports
- Women in Technology
- Women in the Arts
- Women in the Legal Profession
In addition to featuring content on the women who made a difference in our history, we also offer Palmetto Voices, a series featuring women leaders in our times! Take a look!
The series features female leaders in South Carolina who 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.
- Jennet Alterman on the Importance of Female Voting
- Jennet Alterman on Her Career Path
- Jennet Alterman on Negotiation
- Jennet Alterman, Women’s Rights Advocate, Consultant
- Kathy Heffley, Regional President of S.C., Wells Fargo
- Lola Jordan on Cloud-Based Data Services
- Lola Jordan, President, Companion Data Services
- Tammy Mainwaring, Chief Operations Officer of IT-oLogy
- Tavia Gaddy on Economic Development
- Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager, Greenville Area Development Corporation
- Kathy Heffley, Regional President of S.C., Wells Fargo
We also offer Project Lead South Carolina, a series for young women about what it takes to be a leader.
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.
Notable women in South Carolina give advice on what makes a successful leader.
- Beth Dinndorf, President of Columbia College
- Christine Wells, Spring Valley Education Foundation
- Cynthia Bennett, S.C. Chamber of Commerce
- Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Representative, Orangeburg County
- Isvara Wilson, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
- JoAnn Turnquist, Central Carolina Community Foundation
- Kripa Cooper-Lewter, Sisters of Charity Foundation of S.C.
- Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education
And we offer the James Otis Lecture Series 2015 on Women’s Rights, including addresses by the following:
There is also a Q & A Session on Women’s Rights included in the program:
The American Graduate Youth Media Institute, held at South Carolina ETV, focused on health and community engagement. Students used their video and reporting skills to create short documentaries on healthy food, farms and gardens. By focusing on sustainable food production and nutrition, the Youth Media Institute helped students make the connection between a healthy lifestyle and their own educations.
Series designed to increase understanding of the problem of childhood obesity and related health, nutrition and physical activity issues and to make viewers aware that they are part of the solution.
Healthy Hannah is a cyber super hero who helps her friends make healthy choices by teaching them about nutrition and physical activity while taking them on adventures through cyber space. This micro-series consists of twenty 2 to 3-minute episodes intended for ages K-6.
Please note: The above Series include all of the programs in each series. To view the ones related specifically to nutrition, please view the Assets featured in the Nutrition Collection individually. Just scroll down past the Series and you’ll see them all!
Additional Videos (Not Included in the Above Series) Include:
- Better Health from Space to Earth | NASA Connect
- Gardens of Change | Palmetto Scene
- Is a Raw Food Diet Good for You? | Palmetto Scene
- What Is a Food Desert?
For South Carolina Day, Knowitall Offers These Great Field Trips!
LET’S GO! Features VRs on the Matterport App—including:
The H.L. Hunley submarine made history during the American Civil War when she became the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat. In February 1864, the Hunley, under command of Lieutenant George E. Dixon, sank the U.S.S. Housatonic; a Union blockade vessel.
The Hunley's mission was a success, but disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and never returned to port. The Hunley was the third in a series of submarines constructed by engineers Horace Lawson Hunley, Baxter Watson, and James McClintock. Before the Hunley's successful attack on the Housatonic, the Hunley had two accidents, the second of which claimed Horace Hunley's life.
Located in York County near Rock Hill, Brattonsville is home to structures that range from a pre-Revolutionary War cabin to an antebellum plantation.
The Mann-Simons Site, home to the same entrepreneurial African American family for nearly 130 years, traces the journey of Columbia’s African American community from enslavement through urban renewal.
Located in downtown Charleston, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon is nationally recognized as one of our country’s most significant historical sites.
Completed by 1713, The Powder Magazine is the oldest governmental building in South Carolina. This facility was used as an arsenal from 1713 - 1748 to defend the colony from the Spanish, French, pirates, slave rebellion and native attacks. It was then temporarily reinstated by the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
After 1780, The Powder Magazine was retired; however, private owners discovered a variety of other functions for this historic structure. Throughout the 19th century, The Powder Magazine was converted to a stable, print shop, blacksmith shop, wine cellar, and horse carriage house. In 1902, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of South Carolina purchased the building, saving it from being destroyed. It was then restored and opened as a museum.
The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum's mission is to collect and preserve the military history of this state. When visitors enter Columbia's oldest museum, they will uncover the state's military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror.
Located in the capital city of Columbia, the State House and its grounds are a living monument to South Carolina’s rich history. Take a 3D virtual tour inside the SC State House.
USS Yorktown (CV-10) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that served with the US Navy in World War II and the Vietnam War. World War II’s famous “Fighting Lady” would participate significantly in the Pacific offensive that began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 1945. The Yorktown received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned 11 battle stars for service in World War II. In the 1950s, the Yorktown was modernized to operate jet aircraft as an attack carrier (CVA). In 1957, she was re-designated an anti-submarine aircraft carrier (CVS), and would later earn 5 battle stars for service off Vietnam (1965-68). The ship also recovered the Apollo 8 astronauts and capsule (December 1968). The Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and placed in reserve. Today, the ship, is a floating military museum located at Patriot's Point in Charleston, SC.
The Woodrow Wilson House in Columbia is the only museum in the nation dedicated to telling the story of Reconstruction. 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.
Complete instructions are available on each of our VRs. Select the tour you’d like to take and you’ll see the instructions near the top of the page! And also below… Try it out!
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 at Historic Brattonsville Homestead House
(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.
THESE ADDITIONAL TOURS ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY!
- Youth Media Health Institute
- Between the Waters
- ETV Shorts
- Eye Wonder
- Let’s Go!
- Lexington County Courthouse: 200 Years of Service
- Original SC
- Palmetto Heritage
- Palmetto Places
- Pee Dee Explorer
- Project Discovery Revisited
- Road Trip! Through South Carolina Civil Rights History
- South Carolina from A to Z from Carolina Stories
- Web of Water
- Carolina Stories
- Digital Traditions
- ETV Shorts
- Let’s Go!
- Natural State
- Original SC
- Palmetto Scene
- South Carolina from A to Z
- South Carolina Hall of Fame
- About South Carolina
- Business & Industry Today
- Food & Drinks
- Places to Visit in S.C.
- S.C. State Symbols
- Towns & Cities
- Visual & Performing Arts
An important note regarding our Interactives!
Quite a number of our Knowitall.org interactives were originally produced in Flash. As you probably are aware, Flash technology is no longer supported. At Knowitall.org, we are attempting to convert as much of this content to HTML 5 as quickly as we’re able, making it accessible on iPads and tablets. However, the conversion to HTML 5 is a lengthy process and quite expensive to undertake. As we work our way through this transition, please note that the content that has already been converted is all available here:
Sadly, some of the content originally created in Flash cannot be converted because the original files no longer exist. To our regret, these resources will eventually be removed from Knowitall.org.
Please keep in mind that as the content is converted from Flash to HTML 5, it will be added to the Activities (Tablet Friendly) Collection, for your convenience. Thank you for your understanding throughout this transition.
You may be surprised at what you’ll find there!
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*South Carolina Day
*SECTION 53-3-60*. *South Carolina Day*. [SC ST SEC 53-3-60]
The public schools shall observe Calhoun's birthday, the eighteenth of March of each year, as South Carolina Day and on that day the school officers and teachers shall conduct such exercises as will conduce to a more general knowledge and appreciation of the history, resources and possibilities of this State. If such day shall fall on Saturday or Sunday the Friday nearest to March eighteenth shall be so observed and if any school shall not be in session on such date, the celebration may be held before the close of the term. The State Superintendent of Education shall suggest such topics or programs, as he may deem appropriate for the celebration of South Carolina Day.