About KnowItAll

KnowItAll.org, Est. 2001

“Smart is fun with KnowItAll.org!

KnowItAll features a wide assortment of over 10,000 media assets and lessons, created by South Carolina ETV with a variety of partners for preK-12. The content has been optimized for tablets and mobile devices for one-to-one learning.

On KnowItAll, as of October 11, 2023, you will find approximately:


  • 5163 videos
  • 784 lessons
  • 1336 audio files
  • 2095 photos
  • 144 interactives
  • 505 documents

For updates visit our Blog or check out What's New.

We would love to hear from you with any questions or comments. Read what others are saying about KnowItAll on our Testimonials page.


SCETV is committed to access, equity, and meeting the needs of 21st century learners. We are currently working to review all of our educational resources with the hopes of removing and/or updating any that could be viewed as insensitive or as omitting critical historical contexts. As we embark upon these review efforts, we will address concerns as they are shared with us from valued members of the community like you. We also welcome any additional comments about how we can facilitate thoughtful, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences in this area. You can share them at etveducation@scetv.org.


We strive to make sure as many assets as possible meet accessibility requirements.




Funding for KnowItAll.org was provided by the S.C. General Assembly through the K-12 School Technology Initiative, which is steered by a unique public/private partnership that includes the S.C. Department of Administration, S.C. Department of Education, S.C. Educational Television, S.C. State Library, S.C. Education Oversight Committee and the private sector, represented by AT&T and the S.C. Telecommunications and Broadband Association. The Initiative guides the distribution of funds appropriated by the Governor and General Assembly. These funds collectively help to meet the state’s schools’ need for software, hardware, connectivity, digital content, instructional technologies and professional development.

Within this Collection

Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 1


The adventures and exploits of pirates and buccaneers have long captured our imaginations. These sea bandits roved the ocean lanes in all parts of the world, from the waters off Africa and Europe and...
Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 2


Pirates had a strict list of articles, or laws, that had to be signed by each member of the crew before a voyage began. Those rules governed who would get how much of whatever treasure was captured...
Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 6


For a time, piracy was tolerated. Some would even say encouraged, based on the actions of many public officials in Carolina's port cities. Bargain prices were often paid by town merchants for ill...
Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 3


Blackbeard was one of the most infamous pirates. It's thought that his real name was Edward Teach, and he is believed to have been from Bristol, England. A very tall man for the time period, in a time...
Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 4


Stede Bonnett is a wealthy and well-respected sugar plantation owner from the tiny West Indian island of Barbados. He used his own resources to outfit a sloop he christened "Revenge." With ten guns...
Pirates of the Carolinas
Episode 8


On November day in 1996, divers representing the private research group Intersal Inc. were concluding the first stage of their search of 18th-century shipwrecks in Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina...
The California Gold Rush | History In A Nutshell


The date of January 24, 1848 started out as a typical work day for carpenter James W. Marshall, who was tasked with constructing a water-powered sawmill in Coloma, California. While digging a channel...
Palmetto Rose | Go For It


From frond to rose, Devyn visits Charleston’s City Market to learn how to fold a Palmetto Rose.
The Mexican American War | History In A Nutshell


President James K. Polk desired to achieve his vision of "Manifest Destiny," and sought to acquire Mexico's northern territories. Mexico had no desire to sell Alta California and Nuevo Mexico to Pres...