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March 2020 on Knowitall.org

March 17, 2020 - Posted in Education by Mimi Wortham-Brown
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Women’s History & National Nutrition Months

Plus South Carolina Day Resources & More on Knowitall.org

 

Knowitall brings you an abundance of content for Women’s History and National Nutrition Months—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...and more! See below for details! We hope you’ll enjoy exploring—and please encourage your students and their parents to do the same!

 

NEW ON KNOWITALL!

Let’s Go! CAREERS

Using career profiles and 360 video, Let's Go! CAREERS brings students virtually inside the work environment, especially in areas that need skilled workers.

 

SC African American History Calendar – March Honoree: Mignon Clyburn

Mignon L. Clyburn became the first woman head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when she was appointed Acting Chair by President Barack Obama in May 2013. She was also the first African American woman nominated to the commission. She served on the FCC for nearly nine years.

From July 2009 until June 2018, Commissioner Clyburn was committed to narrowing persistent digital, communication, and opportunity divides that challenge rural, Native, African American, Latino and low wealth communities. Specifically, she pushed for the modernization of the agency’s Lifeline Program, which helps defray the cost of voice and broadband services for low-income consumers, championed diversity in media ownership, initiated reforms in the egregious Inmate Calling Services regime, emphasized diversity and inclusion in STEM opportunities, and was a strong advocate for preserving a free and open internet, or net neutrality.

Previously, Clyburn served 11 years on the South Carolina Public Service Commission, including two as its chair. For 14 years, she was the publisher and general manager of the Coastal Times, a family founded, Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focuses on issues affecting the African American community.

Clyburn most recently held a fellowship at the Open Society Foundation where she continued the push for the elimination of predatory rates for prison telephone services. She is currently the principal at MLC Strategies, LLC.

For well over two decades, Clyburn has been actively involved in a myriad of community organizations. Prior to her appointment at the FCC, Clyburn served on the South Carolina State Energy Advisory Council, the Trident Technical College Foundation, the South Carolina Cancer Center Board, the Columbia College Board of Visitors, the Palmetto Project Board (as secretary/ treasurer), chair of the YWCA of Greater Charleston and on the boards of Reid House of Christian Service, EdVenture Children’s Museum, Trident Urban League, and the Trident United Way. She also is a Life Member of the NAACP, a member of The Links, Inc. and the SC Advisory Council of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and was past president of the Charleston County Democratic Women and Black Women Entrepreneurs.

Clyburn graduated from W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia and holds a B.S. in banking, finance, and economics from the University of South Carolina. She is the oldest daughter of James and Emily England Clyburn.

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

View the video on Knowitall.org here.

View the video on YouTube here.

Download the SC African American History Calendar here.

Video produced by Andrew Davis

 

 

Featured This Month on Knowitall

Illness Prevention Tips & Wash Hands Song

These PSAs were created by SC DHEC to prevent the spread of flu and other contagious illnesses. Four key illness prevention tips are highlighted in English and with Spanish subtitles, along with the Wash Hands Song with Danielle Howle (K-2).

 

Dates for Your Calendar and Knowitall Resources

March 2 – Read Across America Day

 

March 3 - World Wildlife Day

 

March 8 - International Women’s Day

 

March 18 – South Carolina Day - See below for a wide array of content!

 

March 20 – French Language Day

South Carolina educators, please register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to these resources. It’s FREE!

 

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!

 

Series from the Collection include:

Topics include:

March 21 - World Poetry Day

March 21 – International Day of Forests

March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 22 – World Water Day

March 23 - World Meteorological Day

View these resources related to meteorology, motion in the environment and weather.

March 24 – National Ag Day

March 25 – International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

March 25 – Manatee Appreciation Day

The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is part of Kennedy Space Center. The Fish and Wildlife Service manages the natural areas not actively in use by the space program, and there is a tremendous diversity of habitats in the area, including over 300 kinds of birds that live in the area permanently or seasonally. Manatees gather there during the spring before migrating to other areas along the coast for the summer months. The manatee population has increased dramatically where boats are prohibited. Some 19 threatened and endangered species enjoy sanctuary in these wild areas.

March 27 – World Theatre Day

Artopia: Theater

Kids Work! Theater

Backstage Pass! | Carolina Stories

Individual assets:

March 28, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST – Earth Hour Day - Non-essential lights are turned off for an hour.

March 29 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 30 – Doctors’ Day

 

And now to our Collections and Series for March!

Women’s History Collection

From the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Era, and in fields from education, to medicine, to law, this collection brings stories of the outstanding women who have led the way!

IDELLA BODIE’S S.C. WOMEN

See how these South Carolina women impacted our history and our future!

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH | PERISCOPE

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.

  1. Women’s History Month
  2. The Women’s Rights Movement
  3. Susan. B. Anthony
  4. Celebrated Women in U.S. History
  5. South Carolina Portraits

Women in Leadership Collection

 

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!

PALMETTO VOICES

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.

 

We also offer Project Lead South Carolina, a series for young women about what it takes to be a leader. 

PROJECT LEAD SOUTH CAROLINA

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.

Notable women in South Carolina give advice on what makes a successful leader. 

 

In addition, we encourage girls to pursue careers in science and mathematics.

SCIENCE SPLASH

A girl's odyssey of hands-on science and math activities, speakers, shows and exhibits—all designed to educate, inspire, stimulate and entertain middle school girls ages 10-14. 

 

And we offer a series on young women who are serving their communities and our state through their commitment to public service.

WOMEN VISION SC

Focuses on issues affecting women throughout the state and the nation, and a new generation of young people pursuing public service for their communities and the state at large. 

Topics Included in the Women in Leadership Collection

Scroll down to just below the Series to view these topics!

We also 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:

 

Resources for National Nutrition Month Are Easy to Locate—

View the Nutrition Collection!

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:

 

For South Carolina Day, Knowitall Offers These Great Field Trips! 

LET’S GO!

Check out virtual reality tours of some of South Carolina’s most interesting historical sites on your desktop computer or the Matterport App. Each tour includes an overview video and photo gallery.

Features VRs on the Matterport App—including:

The mission of the Catawba Cultural Center is to preserve, protect, promote and maintain the rich cultural heritage of the Catawba Indian Nation through efforts in archives, archeology, tribal historic preservation, native crafts, cultural education, and tourism development. The Cultural Center provides an overview of the rich culture and history of the Catawba Indian Nation. There are exhibits that can be seen at no charge and a member of the staff will be happy to answer any questions that you have. There is also a craft store in the center that features crafts from many of our native artisans.

Fort Hill, the antebellum plantation of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent 19th century statesman, started as a four-room Clergy Hall. Through a succession of Calhoun-Clemson women, Fort Hill would come into Thomas Green Clemson’s possession. In 1888, Clemson bequeathed three-fourths of the Fort Hill plantation and $80,000 to the state of South Carolina for the establishment of a public scientific and agricultural college. He willed that Fort Hill “shall always be open for the inspection of visitors."

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.

The Upcountry History Museum is a history museum in Greenville, South Carolina that displays the regional history of fifteen upstate South Carolina counties from the early 18th century to the present.

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 a Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR or your favorite VR headset.

(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!

Virtual Field Trips & Tours!  

Virtual Field Trips & Tours are just a click away!

Explore South Carolina

Series include:

 

Topics include:

They’re all right at your fingertips! Enjoy your travels!

 

An important note regarding our Interactives!

Many of our Knowitall.org interactives were originally produced in Flash. As you may be aware, Flash technology is no longer supported. This month, we are happy to tell you that we have completed the lengthy process of updating these interactives. They are now available on Knowitall and will play on your mobile device!

Our interactives include the following:

Artopia

Between the Waters

Gullah Net

Hobby Shop

Kids Work!

Let’s Go!

Let’s Go! CAREERS

NASA Science Simulations

Reconstruction 360

RiverVenture

 

Scroll down to the Topics to see what is available in each category!

360 Videos

3D Interactive Field Trips

Activities

Coloring Pages + Printable Knowitall Bookmarks

Puzzles & Quizzes

Simulations

Storytelling

 

Remember to check out our March Factoids!

Be sure to check these out all through the month. You may be surprised at what you’ll find! 

 

Please stop by frequently to see WHAT’S NEW! on Knowitall

Continuously updated information on content recently added to Knowitall! 

 

Visit our Knowitall BLOG frequently to stay up-to-date on timely content that is currently featured on Knowitall!

 

As always, we encourage you to CONTACT US at any time!

 

 

Curious about SC Day? Take a look!

 

*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.

Read more: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t53c003.php

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