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October 2019 highlights from Knowitall.org!

September 30, 2019 - Posted in Education by Mimi Wortham-Brown
Images from content featured in October 2019 on Knowitall.org

 

For Archaeology Month

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the South Carolina Heritage Trust. Through this partnership, we are able to premiere two new series now available through our Knowitall Archaeology Collection. Learn more below!

Also in October

We feature content for Health Literacy Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, and our Libraries, Literature and Learning Collection for TeenTober and National Friends of Libraries Week. Hispanic Heritage Month continues through October 15, and we offer content for Fire Prevention Month,  International Day of the Girl, plus United Nations Day, and three series of Ghosts & Legends of South Carolina for Halloween!

Plus three new segments from History In A Nutshell - The Space Race: Chasing the Moon Event! 

Also, the newest of our Virtual Classroom specials – Astronaut Charlie Duke!

Find details below under New this month on Knowitall!

 

South Carolina African American History Calendar:

October Honoree – Oliver “Buddy” Pough

Before legendary Head Football Coach Oliver “Buddy” Pough oversaw his first practice at South Carolina State University (SC State), he was one of the top high school coaches in the Palmetto State. He led Fairfield Central High School to a perfect 15-0 record in 1996, claiming the Class AAA state title. As a result, he earned SC High School League Coach of the Year honors for his efforts.

Then, prior to taking the reins at SC State, Pough spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina (USC) under Lou Holtz, with the last three seasons as a running backs coach. During his time at USC, he helped build the Gamecocks into one of the top offensive teams in the Southeastern Conference.

Today, Coach Pough is entering his 17th season as Head Football Coach at SC State. During his tenure as coach, Pough has compiled an overall record of 120-64 and a 94-33 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). His teams have captured two MEAC titles, shared four others and made four trips to the prestigious Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs. He needs just nine more wins to become the all-time winningest coach in school history and surpass Willie E. Jeffries.

Remarkably, Pough’s first decade as head coach is exemplified by 10 straight winning seasons. His inaugural year (2002) resulted in a 7-5 overall record and a 4-4 MEAC record. This was followed by an 8-4 overall record and a 6-2 MEAC record in 2003. His winning ways continued through the 2004 and 2005 seasons, in both of which he earned overall records of 9-2. In 2008 and 2009, the Bull-dogs ended their season with 10-2 and 10-3 records, respectively – each earning Pough and the team MEAC titles. Pough’s first losing season came in 2012, but he and the team turned that around in 2013 with a 9-4 overall record and a 7-1 MEAC record.

Pough and his wife, Josie, are the parents to two sons, and grandparents to two granddaughters.

Presented through a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina ETV

View the interstitial here. (coming soon) 

View the video on Knowitall.org here

Download the SC African American History Calendar here.

 

New this month on Knowitall.org!

History In A Nutshell - The Space Race - New segments!

For the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's historic moon landing, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of PBS' Chasing The Moon. During this event, South Carolina ETV, and Knowitall.org, were able to interview two South Carolinians who served in the U.S. Navy, and helped recover Apollo spacecraft during their careers: Navy SEAL Bob Coggin, from Charleston, S.C., and photographer Milt Putnam, from Seneca, S.C. 

Bob Coggin, from Charleston, S.C., served as a U.S. Navy "frogman" diver. A "frogman" is someone who is trained in scuba diving or swimming underwater for military or police work. During the Vietnam War, Coggin was part of a Navy SEAL underwater demolition team. Just after returning to the U.S. from his tour in Vietnam, Coggin received his next assignment: to train for the possibility of recovering the Apollo 8 spacecraft. Once a spacecraft returned to the earth, "frogmen" would assist with its recovery - performing duties such as attaching flotation devices to the spacecraft, and assisting the astronauts' egress from inside the spacecraft. Coggin was one of these "frogmen" stationed on the U.S.S. Yorktown who assisted astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, after they returned from orbiting the moon on Apollo 8. 

Milt Putnam, from Seneca, South Carolina, was a U.S. Navy photographer, who also served in the Vietnam War. Putnam was assigned to take official photographs of several Apollo recoveries: Apollo 8, Apollo 10, and Apollo 11. Putnam, who was stationed on board the U.S.S. Hornet, discusses his experiences chronicling the events of Apollo 11's recovery, and about his career in the Navy. Putnam's photographs of Apollo 11 were used by news media outlets all across the globe. 

Virtual Classroom – Astronaut Charlie Duke

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Apollo 16 astronaut General Charlie Duke sits down with students Jose Lopez, Jonathan Luines, and Morgan Swygert, to discuss his experiences as an astronaut. This event was hosted by the South Carolina State Museum, to promote the PBS series "Chasing The Moon."

James Otis Lecture 2019; the Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Tenth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2019 James Otis Lecture is “The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice.”  Broadcast from the State House, the program’s featured speakers are:

South Carolina Supreme Court Justice John Cannon Few
Judge Aphrodite Konduros, SC Court of Appeals

The James Otis Lecture is the American Board of Trial Advocates’ contribution to our state’s education system whereby they hold a program every year around Constitution Day. For federally funded schools, it is a federal mandate to have a program every year on or around Constitution Day, which is officially Sept. 17.

View the Full Program or in three segments. (See below.)

Full Program

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Tenth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2019 James Otis Lecture is “The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice.” Two students from every high school in our state have received invitations to attend and will be recognized as James Otis Scholars.  Broadcast from the State House, the program’s featured speakers are: South Carolina Supreme Court Justice John Cannon Few, and Judge Aphrodite Konduros, of the SC Court of Appeals. The James Otis Lecture is the American Board of Trial Advocates’ contribution to our state’s education system whereby they hold a program every year around Constitution Day. For federally funded schools, it is a federal mandate to have a program every year on or around Constitution Day, which is officially Sept. 17.

Three segments:

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (SC ABOTA) presents the Tenth Annual James Otis Lecture Series in observance of National Constitution Day. The topic for the 2019 James Otis Lecture is “The Role of Citizens in the Administration of Justice.” Two students from every high school in our state have received invitations to attend and will be recognized as James Otis Scholars.  Broadcast from the State House, the program’s featured speakers are: South Carolina Supreme Court Justice John Cannon Few, and Judge Aphrodite Konduros, of the SC Court of Appeals. The James Otis Lecture is the American Board of Trial Advocates’ contribution to our state’s education system whereby they hold a program every year around Constitution Day. For federally funded schools, it is a federal mandate to have a program every year on or around Constitution Day, which is officially Sept. 17.

Host Kirby D. Shealy, III, Esq., President of South Carolina’s ABOTA Chapter, introduces this year’s speakers. Shealy also elaborates on ABOTA’s roles, and its mission.

The Honorable Judge Aphrodite K. Konduros of the SC Court of Appeals, discusses the importance of the First Amendment of the Constitution, and the Freedom of the Press.   

Robert F. Goings, Esq., the President-Elect of South Carolina’s ABOTA Chapter, introduces the Honorable John Cannon Few, Associate Justice of the SC Supreme Court. Judge Few discusses the concept of justice, and the courageous men and women throughout history who are always in pursuit of it.

 

Dates for Your Calendar

October Is Archaeology Month – View our Archaeology Collection!

Our new partnership with SC DNR and the South Carolina Heritage Trust makes it possible for us to offer two new series on Knowitall.org!

Archaeo-Tech

Investigating the Ring People in the coastal zone requires scientists of many disciplines. The technology of archeology is far beyond shovels.

The Ring People

 Forty centuries ago, American Indians left their mark on the landscape of coastal South Carolina. Today, archaeologists from South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), a dozen universities and the National Park Service search for clues to our earliest-known coastal dwellers. The story takes viewers to remote sites as scientists discover the ancient South Carolinians who built monumental rings of shell.

Additional Series

Be sure to view the individual assets from the collection hereJust scroll down below the Series titles.

 

October Is Health Literacy Month - View our “Knowitall Healthy!” Collection!

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!

Series

Topics

 

For 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.

 

Visit your school library, public library & our “Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection” during TeenTober & National Friends of Libraries Week

 

TeenTober- Oct. 7-13, 2018

View the resources in the Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection and see what may be of interest to teens you know and love!

 

National Friends of Libraries Week - Oct. 20-26, 2019

Libraries and Friends of Libraries groups across the country will be celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week!

Series

*Please note that although most of the content on Knowitall is available to everyone, there are a number of series whose rights are limited to South Carolina teachers. South Carolina teachers can gain  full access to all of this content, plus lesson plans by creating a FREE account on LearningWhy.

Series marked with an asterisk require that SC teachers register for a FREE LearningWhy account. One account provides access to both LearningWhy  and the password-protected Knowitall resources!

Baker’s Dozen

Be a Media Critic

Club Write

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)

 

Topics

Some individual titles require that SC teachers register for a FREE LearningWhy account to gain access. Some titles are not available to users outside of SC.

American Writers

Authors of Children’s Books

For Young Readers

For Young Writers

Illustrators

Journalism, Broadcasting & Communications

National Book Month

National Poetry Month

Poets & Poetry

Poets Laureate Collection | All Series

S.C. Authors

Shakespeare

 

Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 15  – View the Collection!

View the wide assortment of content in this Collection and learn about our Hispanic heritage, including these titles and more!

Series

Programs

 

Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 6-12, 2019 – View these videos

 

International Day of the Girl - Oct. 11, 2019

View these Series & Collections that place the spotlight on women who have made a difference!

Series

Collections

Topics

 

United Nations Day - Oct. 24, 2019 - Visit “Periscope

 

For Halloween - Oct. 31 - View our “Ghosts and Legends of South Carolina”

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!”

Carolina Stories

 

Don’t forget to check out…

WHAT’S NEW ON KNOWITALL (2019-2020)

To stay up-to-date on new content just added to Knowitall, please visit the Collections page and scroll down to the What’s New icon and select 2019-2020.

Last year at this time, we introduced our Knowitall Tutorials

If you are new to Knowitall and haven’t seen these, we hope you’ll take a moment to view the tutorials that interest you. (Just scroll down past Topics where you’ll see the videos.)

 

Each month, be sure to visit our Knowitall Factoids and use them frequently to extend learning throughout the month!

The October Factoids are here. You can find them each month under Collections as Knowitall Factoids by Month

 

In addition, our blogs highlight content that is featured during the month on Knowitall.

The blogs are loaded with links that provide immediate access to content that interests you!

 

As always, we encourage you to contact us with your questions and comments. Thank you! 

 

 

 

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