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…Without Leaving the Comfort of Your Favorite Chair!
July 2020 on Knowitall.org!
- Has the summer heat sapped your energy? But it just doesn’t feel like summer unless you head out and explore a few places you’ve never been? Then sit back, relax, and take a plunge into Knowitall! You can visit places throughout South Carolina—and beyond!
- Our virtual tours, videos, interactives, and 3D VRs are great for enlightening you on many subjects—and keeping your brain engaged while your body takes a well-deserved time out! And you still get to see lots of places without leaving the comfort of your favorite chair!
- In addition to featuring our Series and Collections for your summer explorations, there are two new series we are excited to bring to you on Knowitall.org!
Be sure to view our Storytime with SCETV series and share it with your family and friends! This online series promotes the love of reading and literary stories connected to South Carolina. In this series, Friends of ETV share and read literary favorites, many of which are connected to South Carolina. Packages include the reading and at least one supplemental teaching and learning activity.
We know you’ve been waiting for this since our 2019 Honorees were announced last year. Now, we are proud to present … drum roll, please … our 11 new Women Vision SC - 2020 Honorees! In addition to their stories
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FEATURED IN JULY
Online series that promotes the love of reading and literary stories connected to South Carolina. In this series, Friends of ETV share and read literary favorites, many of which are connected to South Carolina. Packages include the reading and at least one supplemental teaching and learning activity.
- All Around Town
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
- Flash and Fancy: An Otter Adventure on the Waccamaw River
- No Fear for Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9
- P Is for Palmetto
More stories will be added each week throughout the summer. Please check often to see what’s new!
South Carolina ETV honors 11 women leaders in second year of the ‘Women Vision SC’ initiative. This group of honorees share their stories, vision, values and talk about the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
- Ann Timberlake
- Betty Jo Rhea
- Cathy Hughes
- Darla Moore
- Deborah Blalock
- Keisha Hawes
- Lou Kennedy
- Malissa Burnette
- Shaniece Criss
- T. Lilly Little Water
- Tameika Isaac Devine
SC AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY CALENDAR:
July Honoree – Roy I. Jones
Dr. Roy I. Jones is a lifelong educator who has served in South Carolina institutions for nearly 40 years. Jones is the Executive Director of the Call Me MiSTER program and Provost Distinguished Professor in Clemson University’s College of Education. MiSTER works to increase the number of teachers from diverse backgrounds, particularly among the nation’s lowest performing schools.
The program is the most recognized collaborative in the nation for recruiting, retaining and developing fully certified, career-minded African American male elementary and middle school teachers. It currently represents 24 colleges and universities in South Carolina and 10 institutions in nine other states.
MiSTER has more than doubled the number of African American males teaching in public elementary school classrooms. There is a 90 percent retention rate of program graduates who are still teaching with eight percent leading schools in administrative roles. Through numerous journal articles, citations and awards, for both Jones and the program, MiSTER has demonstrated success in diverse academic environments.
Jones is a fierce advocate for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as early pioneers in producing black educators. Under Jones’ leadership, the Call Me MiSTER program has generated millions of dollars in revenue, much of which supports students attending HBCUs.
Jones previously served as a department chair at Claflin University and was instrumental in it becoming the first historically black, private institution in the state to be accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Jones has also served as director of employment for the Charleston County School District.
Jones is a father and Massachusetts native, but has spent most of his professional life in the South. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a master’s degree in educational psychology from Atlanta University, and an Ed.D. in higher education from the University of Georgia.
*** Please note: The production schedule for our Knowitall videos has been delayed due to concerns about the Coronavirus. We hope to provide the videos on each month’s honoree soon. Thank you for your patience.
View the video on Knowitall.org (Coming soon)
The Series is available here.
View the video on YouTube (Coming soon)
Download the SC African American History Calendar here.
Videos produced by Andrew Davis.
AND NOW TO THOSE EXPLORATIONS…
Choose from our Series or our Collections!
- There are so many areas of interest – just scroll through our Series and Collections, pick a place or a topic that appeals to you, and dive in! Then do it again…and again!
- Click on our Early Learning, Elementary, Middle School and High School areas to access by grade level!
Our Series take you to destinations all over South Carolina and beyond!
Let's Go! - 3D Tours
- Catawba Cultural Center
- Fort Hill Plantation
- H.L. Hunley Museum
- Historic Brattonsville
- Mann-Simons Site
- Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
- Powder Magazine
- SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum
- South Carolina State House
- Upcountry History Museum
- USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point
- Woodrow Wilson Family Home
- Three Forts of Charleston Harbor
- Earth Day at Congaree National Park
- Kennedy Space Center
- Lemmon Hill Plantation
- Orangeburg Massacre
- SC State House
- SC Veterans in SC History
- Around Alone
- Avery Research Center
- Bats, Bats, Facts and Myths (SC State Museum)
- Butterflies at Riverbanks Zoo
- Colonial Williamsburg
- Dinosaur Families (SC State Museum)
- Fire Academy
- Fort Discovery
- H.L. Hunley Discovered
- Heroes from the Korean and Vietnam Wars
- Horse Training Center
- Kings Mountain
- Medical Care for Birds of Prey
- Medieval Times
- Meeting Big Backyard Monsters
- Middleton Place
- Mount Vernon
- Mr. Jefferson’s Monticello
- North Carolina Zoo and Elephants Project
- New York Stock Exchange
- Old South Carolina Homes (Middleton Place and Rose Hill Plantation)
- Research Vessel Palmetto
- Riverbanks Zoo
- SC Aquarium
- SC State House
- Shores and Sea Creatures (Huntington Beach State Park)
- Snakes, Snakes, Snakes (Museum of York County)
- Space Camp
- Winnsboro Railroad
- Walnut Grove Plantation and more!
Our Collections make it easy to continue your travels – while focusing on topics that interest you!
Explore South Carolina and find content on these topics:
- Business & Industry Today
- Food & Drinks
- Places to Visit in S.C.
- S.C. State Symbols
- Towns & Cities
- Visual & Performing Arts
If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the destinations!
For more South Carolina content - visit these series to continue your explorations!
South Carolina Public Radio Podcasts
Dates and Resources for Your Calendar
Be sure to visit our July Factoids for additional dates and resources!
July 1 – Canada Day
- Appalachian Cove, Stop 5 – Flowerng Plants, Green Frog, Tiger Swallowtail and Springtime Darner
- Appalachian Cove, Stop 5 – Moss, Walking Fern, and Silkworm Moth Cocoon
- Butterflies at Riverbanks Zoo | Project Discovery
- Canada Hemlock | The Cove Forest
- Canada Violet | Appalachian Cove
- Canada Violet | The Cove Forest
- Dall Sheep | Expeditions Shorts
- Dreamcatcher | Periscope
- Dying Hemlock | The Cove Forest
- Eastern Garter Snake | The Cove Forest
- Mary Pickford | Artopia
- Modeling – Octet 2 Blue | Artopia (Roseline Delisle)
- Overview VI: Bystanders and Rescuers | Holocaust
- Ping Chong | Artopia
- The Inuit of the Arctic Circle | A World of Poetry
- The Jingle Dress Dance | Periscope (originated with Ojibwe of Canada)
July 4 – Independence Day
Learn the individual stories of men and women who were involved in major events leading up to, during and after The War for Independence (1775-1783).
- On July 10, 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the grounds of the S.C. State House.
View our SC Confederate Flag – SC History Collection.
July 19 – National Ice Cream Day
July 20 – National Moon Day
July 22 – National Hot Dog Day
July 30 – Day Against Trafficking in Persons
July 30 – International Day of Friendship
*South Carolina educators, please register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to these resources.
A group of nine African American young men who were sent to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1961.
Documentary pays tribute to the “Friendship Nine,” a group of college students who were arrested for a lunch counter sit-in in Rock Hill, SC in 1961. Instead of paying bail (as was the norm with all previous sit-ins), they served 30 days of hard labor, making the city pay to house, feed & clothe them, thus turning the tables & drying up a dubious revenue stream. This movement caught on nationally, changing the entire sit-in strategy. The program was the centerpiece of 50th anniversary events, and still has legs today. It included extensive television, educational and community outreach initiatives.
Check here frequently to stay updated on all the new content as soon as it’s available!
Our Knowitall Factoids by Month will guide you to content that exists on Knowitall any given month. You can look ahead to see what we are linking to in advance of certain occasions, or you can stay up with the current month’s celebrations, events, and observations. Visit the July Factoids to see what’s available now!