- This month on Knowitall, we’ll feature the “heart and soul” of Knowitall – our Series and Collections – that facilitate learning all year long! If you haven’t perused these resources recently, you may be surprised at all that you’ll find!
- We’ll also spotlight some of our new content, added over the summer, as well as some information on standards alignments that we are continuing to add.
- We are pleased to announce that SCETV has won a Bronze Telly Award 2020 in the "Immersive & Mixed Reality Craft-Use of VR" category for Let's Go! View the press release. The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created within television and across video for all screens. Receiving more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. View Let’s Go! to see what the excitement is all about!
Educators, we have some important information to share with you!
- Please note that some of our resources have been aligned with curriculum standards for Social Studies and English Language Arts. Please look for a blue “Standards” button just beneath the individual videos that have been aligned to standards. You can also browse the standards from the top navigation by clicking on “Standards.”
- If you haven’t tried it before, please consider viewing our resources using the Subjects tab in the top navigation or by using the pull-down menu in the blue bar, “Browse By Grade & Subject.” We hope that you’ll find it helpful to access the content in this manner.
NEW ON KNOWITALL
Let’s Go! Benjamin Mays Historical Preservation Site
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays' childhood home is the focal point of the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site, a destination for individuals and groups interested in learning about the life of one of the nation’s most influential Civil Rights leaders and the African American experience in South Carolina.
Learn more about Dr. Mays by watching the Carolina Stories documentary, Born To Rebel, Driven to Excel.
History In A Nutshell - New 3-Part Series – Ancient Rome
History In A Nutshell reveals an important part of our history in a minimum of time!
This month, we premiere our new three-part series, Ancient Rome!
Ancient Rome travels back to antiquity; to some of the earliest days of Western Civilization: Ancient Rome! These three segments briefly cover the rise and fall of Rome, including: founding, transition from monarchy to republic, The Punic Wars, the fall of the republic, the reign of the emperors, Christianity, and Rome's collapse.
Note: Some topics regarding Ancient Rome may not be suitable for younger audiences. Please conduct further research at your own discretion.
Ancient Rome joins five previous episodes from History In A Nutshell. View the full series here or by episode, listed below:
Episode 1 - World War I
Episode 2 - 1918 Flu Pandemic
Episode 3 - Birth of the Constitution
Episode 4 - The Space Race
Episode 5 - French and Indian War
Let’s Go! CAREERS
Using career profiles and 360 videos, Let's Go! CAREERS bring students virtually inside the work environment, especially in areas that need skilled workers. Choose from Health Science, Manufacturing, Public Safety and Transportation & Logistics.
Take a 360 tour inside the lab at Nephron Pharmaceuticals with Jim Braxton, Quality Control Manager. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation provides patients reliable access to affordable, high-quality medications using innovative approaches to sterile manufacturing.
Nephron’s CEO, Lou Kennedy, is a Women Vision SC 2020 Honoree
As president, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lou Kennedy runs a global company out of West Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Center Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. She received South Carolina’s Order of the Palmetto in recognition of a lifetime of service.
Storytime with SCETV
Storytime with SCETV is an 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: The Photographs of Richard Samuels Roberts
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
- Chester Raccoon And The Big Bad Bully
- Flash and Fancy: An Otter Adventure on the Waccamaw River
- Good Night South Carolina
- Interrupting Chicken And The Elephant Of Surprise
- Little Doctor and the Fearless Beast
- No Fear for Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9
- Olivia Gave a Hug Today
- P Is For Palmetto
- Ron’s Big Mission
- The Construction Alphabet Book
- The Day Dennis Lost His Whoo!
- The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls
Women Vision SC - 2020 Honorees
Series 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. The program is produced and hosted by former South Carolina ETV president Linda O’Bryon.
- 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
South Carolina African American History Calendar:
August Honoree - Joe Neal
Rev. Joseph H. Neal was born on August 31, 1950 to the late Mrs. Laverne Kohn Neal and the late Rev. C.R. Neal of Hopkins, S.C. He was the third of four children. His compassion for people at an early age foreshadowed his community activism, call to the ministry, and public service for social justice.
Rev. Neal was educated in the public schools of Richland County and graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in 1968. Subsequently, he earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Benedict College and pursued post-graduate studies at Colgate School of Divinity and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Benedict College.
While pastor for 30 years of Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, Rev. Neal was elected to the S.C. House of Representatives in 1992 and served 25 years representing District 70. During his tenure, he sponsored numerous pieces of social justice legislation aimed at improving the quality of life for all South Carolinians. He was responsible for the introduction and passage of South Carolina’s first anti-racial profiling legislation that became law in 2005. As a constant voice for clean water and environmental justice, he sponsored legislation, the Environmental Bill of Rights, each year for 25 years to amend the South Carolina Constitution to codify the fundamental right of all South Carolinians to a clean and a healthy environment. In the General Assembly, Rev. Neal served as Assistant Democratic Leader and as Chair of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus. A crowning moment of his legislative career was his televised remarks on the State House floor to remove the Confederate flag from the State House in 2015. It is widely recognized as one of the most moving speeches that contributed to the passage of legislation that removed the Confederate flag after 53 years.
Rev. Neal was a compassionate force who gave voice to the voiceless and stood tall for those who could not. In addition to being the co-chair of the South Carolina Progressive Network, Neal was also a member of the NAACP, the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and many other organizations. The Joseph H. Neal Health Collaborative in Columbia is named in his honor. He passed away on February 14, 2017.
*** Please note: The production schedule for our Knowitall videos has been delayed due to concerns about the Coronavirus. Thank you for your patience.
Presented through a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina ETV.
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.
KNOWITALL SIGNATURE SERIES
A comprehensive web-based experience for students, covering the visual and performing arts. Students will learn art history via animated one-minute movies, be guided on how to closely examine important works of art, and view videos of professional artists at work.
Ask an Author
Knowitall has produced Q&A video profiles with national authors and illustrators who visit South Carolina. These interview opportunities are provided by partners like the South Carolina State Library.
Between the Waters
Between the Waters is SCETV’s immersive transmedia website showcasing the culture and history of Hobcaw Barony, a 16,000 acre historic site on the coast of South Carolina. Located between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Hobcaw is a crossroads representing every era of human history, providing a lens through which many threads of the nation’s story may be examined. Visitors to the Between the Waters website take a self-directed virtual tour of Hobcaw Barony, moving down the roads and rice canals, entering slave dwellings and grand houses, watching videos, examining photographs, and listening to historians and the first-person stories of former residents and relatives.
View the "Between the Waters" documentary below. Closed captioning has been provided for this broadcast program.
View also the original documentary, "The Baruchs of Hobcaw Barony."
South Carolina Educators, a recertification course is available.
Congaree Swamp Stories
This website is a resource for those who are interested in learning more about the diverse natural and cultural history of the park.
During the summer of 2009, Congaree National Park partnered with several organizations including South Carolina ETV for a special technology camp. The campers included a group of rising 5th graders from Gadsden Elementary School. The purpose of the camp was to engage students in re-telling "Congaree Swamp Stories" in their own voices, through photos, videos, and their written words.
Watch some of the camp speakers and view more about the history of the Congaree in "Roots in the River" from Carolina Stories.
Generations of Heroes
Generations of Heroes started as a project that offered South Carolina educators and students a chance to document the living memories of heroes and civilians who have served the United States from World War II to today’s soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. ETV’s Knowitall.org and the S.C. National Guard teamed up with Perry McLeod, a history teacher at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, S.C. to develop the project that featured the student-produced videos.
GullahNet and its host, Aunt Pearlie Sue (Anita Singleton-Prather), introduces Gullah culture and language to children on the web.
These stories from Gullah Tales have been upgraded and will play on mobile devices in both English and Gullah! You can also view the Videos in both English and Gullah.
And be sure to visit and sing along with Gullah Music!
Aunt Pearlie Sue and Reverend Leroy take you on a musical journey!
History In A Nutshell
History In A Nutshell provides videos that address topics on which few resources were previously available. These videos will be fewer than ten minutes long and will tell the story of an entire event from our history, in a fast-paced, engaging style!
Learn about World War I, how the war started, the U.S.' involvement, fighting the war, and the aftermath with the Treaty of Versailles.
In January of 1918, a deadly H1N1 strain of Influenza called the "Spanish Flu" began sweeping across the globe. This flu, also known as "Strain A" or "Avian Flu", took its toll worldwide, infecting mainly young adults, and even South Carolinians had to face this flu without any real forms of medicine. Learn how the Pandemic first arrived in South Carolina, along with its socio-economic effects, and measures taken to combat its spread.
After the American Revolution, the new United States of America needed to form a permanent government of its own. Why did the Articles of Confederation fail, and how did the U.S. Constitution come to be? This episode of "History In A Nutshell" answers those questions!
In the late 1950's, and throughout the 1960's, the U.S. was in the middle of The Cold War with the Soviet Union. Both sides tried to out-perform one another in every way, including scientific advancements and setting records. The Soviet Union had kicked off the "Space Race" when they launched the first man-made satellite called "Sputnik." In this episode of History In A Nutshell, follow the events leading up to the U.S. landing on the moon; from test pilots and Project Mercury, through Gemini and the Apollo program!
Also included in this episode is a bonus feature! For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the South Carolina State Museum hosted a special screening of the PBS documentary Chasing The Moon. During this event, Knowitall.org and SCETV got the opportunity to interview two South Carolinians who helped recover Apollo spacecraft after they returned from their journeys to the moon!
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!
This edition of History In A Nutshell travels back to antiquity; to some of the earliest days of Western Civilization: Ancient Rome! These three segments briefly cover the rise and fall of Rome, including: founding, transition from monarchy to republic, The Punic Wars, the fall of the republic, the reign of the emperors, Christianity, and Rome's collapse.
Note: Some topics regarding Ancient Rome may not be suitable for younger audiences. Please conduct further research at your own discretion.
History of South Carolina Slide Collection
Edited by Constance B. Schulz with Preface by Lewis P. Jones
The images contained in The History of South Carolina Slide Collection have been divided into ten topical sections. Each image has accompanying text, describing the image and its place in South Carolina history.
The resources accessible on this website are intended strictly for educational use. All other usage is prohibited. If you intend to copy or otherwise reproduce a resource for educational use, credit must be given to the contributing institution.
For additional information about the graphics used in this collection, please refer to Acknowledgments. There you will find information about the people who possess the original photographs and artwork used in The History of South Carolina Slide Collection.
Learn how velocity and distance work in this balloon blast game. A catapult is a military device that was used in ancient and medieval times to hurl stones, spears, and other objects. There were many different types of catapults developed and used throughout history. The most well-known catapult is the bucket catapult, which used a winched down - arm with a bucket on the end to toss objects. The catapult used in our Balloon Blast game is called a trebuchet.
Learn how to use a compound microscope and a dissecting microscope.
Choose and customize a rocket. Launch your rocket and learn about Newton's Laws.
Keep It Real
Keep It Real is a TV and Web project for teens produced to help educate them about the consequences of inappropriate risk-taking behavior. The TV show provides teens with Realistic Education About Dying Young, based on Palmetto Health Richland’s Project READY program in Columbia, South Carolina. In an effort to stay true to the hospital’s reality-based education, we have included graphic images and footage of real trauma in the productions.
For ages 14 and up - viewer discretion is advised.
A virtual community of workplaces designed to give students an interactive job exploration experience that connects school work to real work. Each area includes History, Job Play activities, Work Zone and Real People at work.
In each workplace, please be sure to start with the History area, then proceed to Job Play, then to Real People, and finally to the Work Zone area at each work site!
- Public Relations Specialist from Job Play is here.
- Lab Technician from Job Play is here.
- Pharmacist from Job Play is here.
- Audio Engineer from Job Play is here.
- TV Director from Job Play is here.
- Producer from Job Play is here.
- Box Office Manager from job Play is here.
- Lighting Designer from Job Play is here.
- Playwright from Job Play is here.
La Ropa Sucia
La Ropa Sucia is a fotonovela produced by ETV and designed to target both Hispanic and non-Hispanic teenagers; the title, which means “Dirty Laundry,” is based on the Hispanic adage, “La ropa sucia se lava en casa.” (“Dirty laundry is washed at home,” or “Don’t air your dirty laundry.”). View the credits page to learn more about the project.
Legacy of Leadership
Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina and The State newspaper established the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 1985. The criteria for selection include a demonstration of business excellence, courageous thinking and acting, inspired leadership, and community mindedness. Since its inception, 63 laureates have been celebrated. This collection features profiles and interviews on these leaders.
Let’s Go! – 3D Tours
Virtual reality tours of some of our state’s most historic sites - now featuring 9 different locations! Experience the VRs using the Matterport phone apps with either a Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.
- 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
Let’s Go! CAREERS
Lexington County Courthouse: 200 Years of Service
The history of the Lexington County Courthouse is told, over its first 200 years.
NASA CONNECT™ is an inquiry-based and standards-based, Emmy® award-winning series of mathematics-focused, instructional programs for students in grades 6 -8. The series includes a 30-minute instructional broadcast, a companion lesson guide, and an interactive web-based application.
Programs in the series establish a connection between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom to those used every day by NASA researchers. The lesson guide, containing a hands-on activity and the web-based application reinforce and extend the objectives presented in the program.
Find math simulation video segments that have been excerpted from the full-length program, NASA CONNECT.
- Geometry and Ratios
- Algebra and Ratios I (Algebra in Flight Testing)
- Algebra and Ratios II (Mach #)
- Ratios and Percents
The NASA SciFiles™ is an inquiry-based and standards-based, Emmy® award-winning series of 60-minute instructional programs for students in grades 3-5. Programs are designed to introduce students to NASA; integrate mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the scientific method; and to motivate students to become critical thinkers and active problem solvers.
Students learn about these topics and scientific principles while having fun!
*For the version that plays on a mobile device, be sure to click on the “Go To Interactive” link just below each of these simulations.
- Brain Teasers
- Common Causes of Household Odors
- How Sound Travels
- Hurricane Basics
- Invention Timeline
- Light and Color
- Lightning and Static
- Matter and Molecules
- Parts of an Airplane
- Plate Movements – Convergent
- Plate Movements – Divergent
- Plate Movements – Lateral
- Scattering Light
- Sense of Smell
- Understanding Electricity
- Using NASA Technology to Track Hurricanes
- Wave Traits
- Word Jumble
A Natural State explores how people express a love for nature by shaping, twisting, carving, and weaving materials collected from the landscape. Some of the arts and crafts featured in A Natural State reveal the cultural heritage of South Carolina, while others employ concepts from the world of modern art.
NatureScene was one of the most successful series by South Carolina ETV, taking viewers for a field trip in nature with Naturalist Rudy Mancke from 1978 to 2003. Along with Rudy were hosts Beryl Dakers and Jim Welch, and Director of Photography Allen Sharpe. Some content has been included from our Streamline collection. We are only offering South Carolina-based shows at this time.
Closed captioning has been provided for these broadcast segments.
Pee Dee Explorer
What does it mean when someone says they are from the "Pee Dee" of South Carolina? A place is bigger than its physical geography. A "sense of place" weaves together our experiences with the land, its culture and lifestyle. SCETV partnered with the Pee Dee Land Trust to create a website highlighting the many natural, cultural, historic, and agricultural landmarks of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.
Pee Dee Explorer features over six hours of video vignettes that characterize the natural, cultural, and agricultural landscapes of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. Pee Dee Explorer is divided into chapters that provide various contexts for telling the story of the region. Each chapter contains a collection of video stories and accompanying text, based on well-known and "off the beaten path" landmarks found in the Pee Dee.
Learn about popular monthly observances.
Ready To Vote
Civic engagement of youth is a classic win-win proposition. Young people benefit from involvement in the civic life of their communities, and their communities become more democratic when youth have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. Ready To Vote is designed to help teachers introduce middle and high school students to one of their most important activities as a citizen – voting. Ready To Vote also provides facts about the principles of the Constitution, the branches of U.S. Government and explores how the electoral process works.
Reconstruction 360 uses a 360 degree video platform as a storytelling device that lets the audience step inside pivotal Reconstruction events. By clicking on icons within the 360 video the user can access short documentaries that offer the perspectives of multiple characters. Reconstruction 360 also includes lesson plans, primary documents, curriculum standards and a geolocative walking tour of Reconstruction sites in downtown Columbia, S.C. This module, 40 Acres and a Mule, focuses on the theme of land and labor at the close of the Civil War. It is a prototype for a larger project that will include five more themes.
The story of South Carolina's cultural and natural landscape as told by its rivers. RiverVenture will take you on a virtual "float-trip" across South Carolina, following the Saluda, the Congaree, the Santee, the Cooper, and the Catawba Rivers.
Road Trip Through SC Civil Rights History
Learn about the people and events, and the importance of the civil rights movement in South Carolina from the 1940s to the early 1970s.
We have two areas to visit and both have now been made accessible on mobile devices.
Cove forests are unique ecosystems found exclusively in North America, in the southern Appalachian Mountains of the United States. They are a special type of forest known as mixed deciduous, meaning that forest's trees lose their leaves in fall. Cove forests are restricted to mountain "coves," which are bowl-shaped valleys with very rich, fertile, damp soil. Many cove forests have streams wandering through part of the forest. The cove forests of the South exhibit the greatest plant and tree diversity of any forests in the United States.
The cove forests of South Carolina are restricted to the northwest portion of the state, extending from the north of Westminster to north of Greenville, Jones Gap State Park, Table Rock State Park, Oconee State Park, and Caesars Head State Park all contain cove forest communities.
Salt marshes are found around the world, but the one you are about to tour can be found right here in South Carolina on the North American continent. Salt marshes are located only along the coast. This is because a salt marsh is an area that is flooded by saline (salty) water. The salt marshes are better developed as you move farther south in South Carolina.
Girls tend to lose interest in science and technology during middle school. For three-year, ETV coordinated a pilot project called TECH TEAM. To conclude this three year project, ETV partnered with the National Science Foundation, the Girl Scouts of America, and community schools and groups, to host an all-day science festival that stimulated and encouraged middle school girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers. The 2005 Science Splash was 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.
South Carolina African American History Calendar
The South Carolina African American History Calendar is a 12-month calendar that profiles individuals from across the state who have had a positive, compelling impact on South Carolina and, often, across the country.
Southern Campaign of the American Revolution
The Southern Campaign was critical in determining the outcome of the American Revolutionary War, yet the South’s importance has been downplayed in most historical accounts to date.
Eight online educational lessons are based around short video segments produced in a documentary style, consisting of historical reenactments, demonstrations, interviews with historians, period artifacts and music, artistic renderings, and maps. Lesson plans are at SCETV’s LearningWhy.org.
Turner to Cézanne
National Museum Wales, known for having one of the finest Impressionist art collections in Europe, sent to the U.S. highlights from its remarkable Davies Collection, an extraordinary group of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings that were renowned for its beauty and quality. These works, which helped shape the course of Western art, were assembled between 1908 and 1923 by sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies.
Turner to Cézanne: Masterpieces from the Davies Collection, National Museum Wales was on display at the Columbia Museum of Art from March 6–June 7, 2009. This one of a kind collection was on view in South Carolina for the first time in the United States. The exhibition only traveled to five venues in the U.S. and the Columbia Museum of Art was the opening venue. The Columbia presentation was made possible by the Blanchard Family.
In 1941, an all African American flying squadron was established in Tuskegee, Alabama. The purpose of this Army Air Corps program was to train African Americans to fly and maintain a combat aircraft. The people involved in this experiment acquired the name "Tuskegee Airmen." Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, was selected as the training ground for the pilots. The school had the facilities, technology and climate for training year-round with airplanes. By World War II, the Tuskegee program had expanded and become the center for African American aviation. The Tuskegee Airmen paved the way for full integration of African Americans into the U.S. military.
ETV partnered with the Celebrate Freedom Foundation to provide coverage of the Tuskegee 60th reunion events in Camden, South Carolina. Watch captured clips from this historic event for Knowitall.org.
Web of Water
Rivers touch some aspect of our lives every day, quietly serving a need for drinking water, farming, power, industry and recreation. In the spring of 2008, educator Ian Sanchez kayaked from the mountains to the sea, making connections between our cultural and natural landscapes.
Web of Water includes videos shot on location of Ian's three week adventure, teacher and student resources, map and diagram collections, and additional streaming video from the broadcast documentary. "Webisodes" provide an inspiring look at Ian's special brand of outreach and environmental education, and insight into how rivers, landforms and landscapes of South Carolina shape who we are, where we live and why we live there.
KNOWITALL SERIES – FULL LIST
*South Carolina educators: To gain access to titles that are accessible to SC teachers, please create an account in LearningWhy.
Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection
Career Aisle - Career Explorations! Collection (Included here because it contains a number of Series)
Career Aisle Technology Education Center Videos
Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts
Creating a Career with the Arts in Mind
Creating a Career with the Media Arts in Mind
Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery
Flu PSAs – Illness Prevention Tips & Wash Hands Song
Foreign Language Scholastic Series – French*
Foreign Language Scholastic Series – Spanish*
Gettysburg: The Soldier’s Battle*
Healthy Hannah’s Healthy Choice Heroes
History of Arts Education in SC
History of SC Slide Collection
Idella Bodie’s Ghost Tour: A Writer’s Guide
Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick
Keep It Real (for ages 14 and up)
Lexington County Courthouse: 200 Years of Service
Literary Tour of South Carolina
Nature Comes Back - 25 Years After Chernobyl
Old South Carolina Homes (Middleton Place and Rose Hill Plantation)
Shores and Sea Creatures (Huntington Beach State Park)
Snakes, Snakes, Snakes (Museum of York County)
Reading Safety & Internet Safety Minutes
Road Trip Through SC Civil Rights History
Scholastic American History Series*
Scholastic Children’s Stories*
Short Takes with Naturalist Rudy Mancke
Smart Cat: Exercise with Smart Cat
South Carolina African American History Calendar
South Carolina Elects Its Leaders
South Carolina Public Radio - Podcasts
South Carolina State House Specials: Legends and Legacy
South Carolina Technical College System
Southern Campaign of the American Revolution
Stories Behind the Carols We Love to Sing
Teaching American History in SC
Where the Jobs Are: Exploring Career Clusters
World War I Symposium – Lander University
Our Collections allow you to zero-in on topics that are of interest to you during monthly observations or at any time during the year!
About Persons with Disabilities
- Business & Industry Today
- Food & Drinks
- Places to Visit in S.C.
- S.C. State Symbols
- Towns & Cities
- Visual & Performing Arts
Higher Education & Workforce Development
Libraries, Literature & Learning
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR & RESOURCES
2 – Friendship Day
*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.
2 – National Coloring Book Day
- Box Office Manager Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Cinderella Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Drama Masks Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Emergency Room Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Fruits and Vegetables for the Day | Smart Cat
- Operating Room Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Pediatrician Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Pharmacist Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Physical Therapist Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Playwright Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- Smart Cat Coloring Page | Smart Cat
- Torchar Coloring Page | Kids Work!
- X-Ray Technologist Coloring Page | Kids Work!
7 – Purple Heart Day
- Visit our Memorial Day Collection
9 – National Book Lovers Day
12 – International Youth Day
- A. Featured Stories
- B. Healthy Food, Farms & Gardens | Youth Media Health Institute
- C. Civil Rights Youth Summit
Apprenticeship Program Gives High School Students a Head Start | South Carolina Focus
Healthy Hannah’s Healthy Choice Heroes
Keep It Real (Ages 14 and up)
- Clemson Engineering Students Improve Healthcare-Related Companies | Palmetto Scene
- Cocky’s Reading Express Promoting Early Literacy Across S.C. Palmetto Scene
- Dillon Middle Schools Reading Program Creating Success for All | Palmetto Scene
- Gardens of Change | Palmetto Scene
- Girls Rock Columbia | Palmetto Scene
- Irmo Middle School Wins a Wireless Lab Award | Palmetto Scene
- Technology at Allen University | Palmetto Scene
- Teen CEO Day: 8th Grade Students Learn About S.C. Career Opportunities | Palmetto Scene
- Teen Dating Violence | Palmetto Scene
- What is Human Trafficking? | Palmetto Scene
Reading, Safety & Internet Safety Minutes
19 – National Aviation Day
- Aircraft | Eye Wonder
- Always First: The S.C. Air National Guard | Carolina Stories
- Amelia Earhart | Periscope
- Bennettsville: Palmer Field | Palmetto Places
- Charles Bolden | Periscope
- Charles Bolden | S.C. Hall of Fame
- Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts
- Charles Duke | S.C. Hall of Fame
- David S. Lewis | Legacy of Leadership
- Donaldson, John Owen | South Carolina Public Radio
- Elliott White Springs | Legacy of Leadership
- Elliott White Springs | S.C. Hall of Fame
- Female Pilot | Science Splash
- Flight School
- Redfern Mystery | Mary Long’s Yesteryear
- S.C. Astronauts | S.C. Hall of Fame
- S.C. Astronauts | Venture
- Space Camp | Project Discovery
- Susan Leigh Still Kilrain | Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts
- Tuskegee Airmen
- Women in Aviation | Women in Leadership Collection
15 - VJ Day – Aug. 15, 1945
View the World War II Collection under Wars and Conflicts
19 - World Humanitarian Day
Caring People & Professions include:
- Emergency Room | Eye Wonder
- Robert Mason, Caring Clown | Original SC
- Hospital | Real People | Kids Work!
- Dietitian | Kids Work!
- Medical Lab Technician | Kids Work!
- Neonatal Nurse | Kids Work!
- Pharmacist | Kids Work!
- Physical Therapist | Kids Work!
- Public Relations Specialist | Kids Work!
- Radiologic Technologist | Kids Work!
- Trauma Surgeon | Kids Work!
Other Caring Professions
- Arnold Postell, Shark Feeder | Original SC
- Disappearing Frogs Project | Palmetto Scene
- Dolphin Conservation | ETV Shorts
- Exhibit Allows Visitors to Care for Sea Turtles | Palmetto Scene
- From Coach to Teacher | Palmetto Scene
- Greenwood – Emerald Farm | Palmetto Places
- John Slaughter, National Park Service, on “Humanity” | Original SC
One-minute clips focus on positive character traits—a fine way to build up-and-coming humanitarians!
- Bishop J. Hurst Adams: Compassion
- Carolyn Sawyer: Caring People
- Carolyn Sawyer: Treating Disrespect
- Chief Austin: Courage
- Chief Austin: Peers
- Chief Austin: Ready to Learn
- Chief Austin: Right and Wrong
- Chief Austin: Value Systems
- Coach Eddie Fogler: Individual Discipline
- Coach Leggett: Work and Stress
- Coach Leggett: Work Ethic
- Harry Dent: 10 Virtues
- Harry Dent: Integrity
- Harry Dent: Principles
- Joe Pinner: Caring
- Joe Pinner: Finding Self-Esteem
- Joe Pinner: Positive Influence
- Kelly G. McCalla: Dependability
- Marie-Louise Ramsdale: Criticism
- Marie-Louise Ramsdale: Education
- Marie-Louise Ramsdale: Listening
- Marie-Louise Ramsdale: Media Influence
- Marie-Louise Ramsdale: Respect & Being Open-Minded
- Marie-Louise Ramsdale: Respect, Being Polite
- Patti Just: Three Ps
- Patti Just: Confidence
- Rick Henry: Being Courageous
- Rick Henry: Courage
Also, see our Environmental Awareness Collection to find ways to show that you care about the Earth and its inhabitants! And while we’re on this topic, don’t miss our Animal Lovers Collection!
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS COLLECTION
- Climate Change: A Global Reality
- Congaree Swamp Stories
- Documentary & Webisodes | Web of Water
- Earth Day at Congaree National Park
- Earth Today
- Earth Today Kid Minutes
- Environmental Ed
- Environmental Minutes
- Natural State
- Saving Sandy Island
- Sea Change
ANIMAL LOVERS COLLECTION
- Project Discovery Revisited
- Riverbanks Roundup
- Riverbanks Roundup Bits
- Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge
- Zoo Minutes
21 – International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
- Aerial View of United Nations
- Former Slave Elias Hill’s Untold Story | Palmetto Scene
- Rear Admiral Reubin Bookert | SC African American History Calendar
- Victory By Valor: Shaw Air Force Base, Part 4 – Shaw Facilities
- Remembering 9/11 Collection
- Col. Gordon Johnson | Generations of Heroes
- Eyewitness to 9/11 | An Upstate Story
- Eyewitness to 9/11: From Tragedy to Transformation | ETV Shorts
- Major Taibe A. Roy | Generations of Heroes
23 – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
- View the African American History Collection
- View the Topic, Slavery in South Carolina
26 – Women’s Equality Day
- The First Suffrage Parade in South Carolina
- March for The Right To Vote Held in 1913
- The 19th Amendment
- Women Celebrate Passing of 19th Amendment
26 – National Dog Day
Tips for keeping safe with dogs, including getting to know a new dog, allowing the dog to smell your hand, and not petting a dog you don’t know.
Border Collies herd sheep on a farm.
Many view Border-Collie dogs as ideal family pets, but they are also reliable and very hard working sheep-herding dogs.
Boykin is a well-known area for dog lovers, since Boykin is the ancestral home of the Boykin Spaniel. The Boykin Spaniel is the South Carolina state dog.
With the help of rescued dogs nobody else wanted, Healing Species’ trained instructors provide twelve classroom lessons in compassion/humane education and violence prevention to elementary, middle, and high school students in high poverty, high risk schools, and incarceration facilities, empowering children to speak up and change things for themselves and others. Since 2000, instructors and dogs have helped more than 100,000 students in over 150 schools and sites in South Carolina and in states where our Satellite Chapters operate. Parent classes are offered at each school or site.
Rusty, the Davis family dog, suffered a farming accident which took his two left legs. Miraculously, Rusty survived the accident, and was able to recover and continue riding in Bill Davis’ truck. Rusty’s dedication to his family is a testament to overcoming hardships.
A music video where Healthy Hannah shows walking the dog is a fun, convenient form of exercise.
28 – Anniversary of the March on Washington - August 28, 1963
- View the section on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Periscope
28 – National Bow Tie Day
Jake Johnson is an eleventh-grader at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C., but he has been involved in business from a much earlier age. At age 8, he and his sisters came up with the idea for Flipoutz, a silicone bracelet that holds coins that kids can trade and track online. As part of Flipoutz, Jake appeared on Season 2 of ABC’s Shark Tank, where they made a deal with 3 of the 5 venture capitalists. After making his exit and selling Flipoutz in 2013, Johnson re-entered the entrepreneurial scene with his latest business venture, Beaux Up, a company that sells bow tie halves, which are interchanged on a clip. Beaux Up allows the wearer to mix and match patterns, fabrics, and colors to create a unique look. The young Johnson was also the winner of the Warren Buffett’s “Grow Your Own Business” challenge.
29 – International Day Against Nuclear Tests
This series will “pull back the curtain” on the Soviet Union nuclear disaster of April 26, 1986, with a special panel of experts to allow students to learn about the effects Chernobyl had on the nature, nuclear science, US-Soviet relations, and the people who worked there and called it home. Rare photos and video captured by SCETV in partnership with USC will take students to the area devastated by an accident of catastrophic proportions, but, over time nature has returned. Featured are footage and photos from when NatureScene visited the site of the reactor in 2003.
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