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Early Learning Resources Now on!

Images of content featured on in July 2018 including the Early Learning Collection

Visit throughout the summer for exciting resources that continue the learning—all summer long—and at all grade levels!

For Young Learners – Our Early Learning Collection!

Resources are available in numerous subject areas for PreK-Grade 3. Please see the list of series with direct links below.

*South Carolina educators, please be sure to register for an account on LearningWhy to gain access to all of the resources that are available to SC educators. Please use your school email when registering.

Early Learning Collection on

Please be sure to scroll down the page to find our Coloring Pages!


Summer Heat Got You Down? VRs, Virtual Field Trips & Tours - All Just a Click Away!

Are you feeling a bit like sitting in the air conditioning and doing as little as possible these days? Try these great virtual tours, videos and photos now available in Let’s Go! They’re great for enlightening you on many subjects and keeping your brain engaged while your body takes a well-deserved time out! In addition to the VRs, we also have a Collection of Virtual Field Trips & Tours—and they’re all just a click away! You can also Explore South Carolina in our Collection that features content produced here in South Carolina on these topics!

And for even more South Carolina content, visit these Series on KnowitallYou can locate these resources easily by visiting the Explore South Carolina Collection, and then click on About South Carolina


Dates for Your Calendar

July 1 – Canada Day (Resources that reference Canada)


July 4 – Independence Day

Wars & Conflicts Collection

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).


July 15 – National Ice Cream 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 Out Our 3D Virtual Tours Now Available on Let’s Go!

Photo Galleries Are Also Available!  


Let’s Go!

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 either a Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.

(1) Download the iOS or Android app to your phone

(2) Use your phone's browser to go to the VR link that you want to use.

(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.


Historic Brattonsville


The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon


The Powder Magazine


The South Carolina State House

Be sure to check out Let’s Go! The South Carolina State House! You can now take a 3D virtual tour inside the State House! You can also view the photos from each of the areas below. It’s almost like being there!


USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point


Woodrow Wilson House



Visit These Areas Frequently, So You Won’t Miss a Thing!


What’s New on Knowitall

On the Knowitall homepage, scroll down to just below “Featured Media” and you’ll see “What’s New.”

Be sure to visit this area frequently for the most current information on new content now available on Knowitall! 


Early Learning Collection

An exciting collection of Early Learning resources in a number of subject areas for PreK through Grade 3 students! Take a look! And be sure to scroll down to Topics for our Coloring Pages


Expeditions Shorts

Naturalist, author, educator and Emmy-winning host Dr. Patrick McMillan embarks on fascinating adventures throughout North and South America. The following shorts have been provided from Expeditions with Patrick McMillan


History In A Nutshell


Let’s Go!

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. 


Mammoth Cave (27:Fifty)

Located near Bowling Green, Kentucky, Mammoth Cave is the longest underground cave system in the world; over three hundred miles of explored passageways. In the area known as "Gothic Avenue," visitors in the 1800's wrote their names in candle smoke, so that they would never be forgotten. Nitrates mined from Mammoth Cave were used to make sixty percent of the gunpowder used by the U.S. during the War of 1812. 


Young Minds Dreaming & StoryfestSC

South Carolina students in grades 3-12 submit poems relating stories of a person, place, or an experience that made a mark on student's lives to a panel of nine judges for the SC State Library's "Young Minds Dreaming" Poetry Contest.


Ready To Vote Website on

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.


Knowitall Factoids by Month

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!


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