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January 2023 on

January 2023 on

Happy New Year to all! 

This month, KnowItAll features resources for Martin Luther King Day and African American History Month for use now through February.

In addition, we offer resources for World Day of Peace, National Personal Trainer Awareness DayNational Trivia Day (become knowledgeable on an assortment of topics by selecting a month from our KnowItAll Factoids and explore!), plus there are Trivia Quizzes that correspond to each episode of History In A Nutshell. We have resources to view on the space shuttle (to acknowledge the date on which the bill funding it was signed into law).and content for National Bird DayNational Screenwriters Day, National Technology Day, National Career Coach Day, and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Also National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, National Save the Eagles Day and Human Trafficking Awareness DayWe offer resources for National Pharmacist Day and resources on Harvey Gantt on the anniversary of his admission to Clemson University. Also Penguin Awareness Day, and Australia Dayand resources on Apollo I, in remembrance of the tragedy that occurred in 1967. taking the lives of Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. Our Holocaust Remembrance Collection provides resources for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Throughout the month, visit our KnowItAll Factoids, where each date listed brings up a resource you may not have thought to look for—here on Knowitall! View the January Factoids to see what surprises you may discover!



Before we highlight the content featured in January, we'd like to share what's new on!

Conversations with Crescent

In this video, Crescent interviews American fashion designer and South Carolina African American History Calendar honoree, Sergio Hudson about his educational experience in South Carolina, his career as a fashion designer, and his new collection in partnership with Target.

Creating with Mr. Dearybury

Alma Thomas was an incredible artist who used patterns and colors to create beautiful pieces. Inspired by her work, viewers will create their own art using torn colored paper.

Art is messy, science is experimenty, and sometimes the result isn't what you think. Just like Cece from Cece Loves Science learns something new, viewers of this episode will learn something new about foil, markers, and water!

Wonderful things can happen when love is in your circle. In this episode viewers will learn to make circular art inspired by Kandinsky so they can remember the special people in their circle.

Sometimes people make fun of us for being our fabulous selves. Just like Fern unicorn, we just have to keep being who we are. In this episode viewers will learn to make costume pieces so they can be just like Fern!

Lots of us think we "can't" draw, but no one ever says "I can't doodle." In this episode, viewers will explore their doodlability just like artist Keith Haring.

Pip the Pig wasn't "normal" and we don't have to be either. Express your unique self by making art using nothing but a ripped piece of cardboard.

Artist Tyree Guyton changed his community forever by making art with trash. Viewers of this episode will be challenged to do the same in their neighborhoods by using items bound for the landfill to make beautiful creations.

Using The Dot, by Peter H. Reynold's, viewers will make a mark, and another mark, and another, and another til a unique piece of art is born. Hang it on the wall, give it to a friend, make up a story about it! Whatever you do, just make a mark and see where it takes you!

Making It Grow

When it rains, water either soaks into the ground or flows downhill into small streams and ponds and then into a larger body of water, like a river, lake, or ocean. A watershed is an area of land where all rain flows to the same body of water. All the rain that falls in Sumter County drains to either the Black River, the Wateree River, Lake Marion, or the Lynches River.

Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent Katie Collins created a Litter Lesson Kit designed for Sumter, SC students to learn about local watersheds, litter, and the concepts of reduce, reuse, and recycle. This fun and educational hands-on kit for students comes with a teacher curriculum, supplies, and instructions.

Talking Black in America: Roots

“Talking Black in America: Roots” is the third program in a series of television documentaries exploring dimensions of African American language and culture and their formative influence on the United States and beyond; it is a celebration of African-American resiliency, creativity, and ingenuity, finding a connection of the spirit to the people and society of West Africa and the African Diaspora. Filmed in West Africa, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States.

VirtualSC Energy

This lesson explores the connections between energy and recycling. Topics covered in this lesson include types of energy, thermal units, energy costs, and benefits of recycling.

This lesson facilitates the process of creating circuits using a squishy circuits kit. Topics covered in this lesson include circuits, conductors, and insulators.

A Visit to Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter National Historic Park

Journey back in time with the Charleston National Parks as they tell the stories of Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and the roles they played in the American Civil War.  Included in this series are videos chronicling the outbreak of the Civil War, Robert Smalls' helping others escape from slavery, and the Massachusetts 54th Infantry's legendary storming of Battery Wagner. 


The Riley Institute at Furman and South Carolina Future Minds partner to present the annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence to an outstanding education initiative in South Carolina.

Clemson University Teacher Residency Program prepares individuals enrolled in Clemson’s bachelor’s-to-master’s teaching program with strong content knowledge, a full year of student teaching, and mentorship by high-quality, experienced educators with the aims of increasing teacher retention and preparedness as well as PK-12 student achievement.

Communities In Schools of South Carolina surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Using the Integrated Student Supports model, the program identifies and addresses risk and protective factors that influence a child’s academic success and can impact their ability to remain in school. School-based site coordinators partner with the school and community to provide students with the support they need to succeed inside and outside the classroom, helping them graduate, create healthier relationships, and find success in life.

The Upstate Schools Consortium offers professional development opportunities throughout the school year related to a wide range of topics, from literacy and math to college and career readiness to grading, for K-12 educators, district office personnel, and future educators on Furman’s campus and online.


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This Collection honors the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and relays much of the history of the Civil Rights era. The Collection includes: 


Penn Center: A Legacy of Change
This program tells the story of the Penn Center’s inception in 1862 as a school for freed slaves to its involvement in the Gullah community today. Today the center collects, documents, preserves, and disseminates information related to cultural heritage of the Sea Island and Lowcountry African American culture.

African American History Month on Periscope
This collection honors our history and the African Americans who made strides in the advancement of African Americans.

Road Trip! Through South Carolina's Civil Rights History
Designed to help teachers and students to learn about the people and the events, and the importance of the civil rights movement in South Carolina from the 1940s to the early 1970s. 


Be sure to check the individual resources in this collection, including these and more!

Andrew Young on the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beaufort County - The Green

Benjamin Mays Historical Preservation Site Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

Benjamin Mays | SC Hall of Fame

Colored Water Fountain | Periscope

Coretta Scott King – Road Trip Through S.C. Civil Rights History

Judge Matthew Perry, Jr. | Road Trip (Courthouse Dedication April 23, 2004)

King at Penn Center – Road Trip Through S.C. Civil Rights History

Land - Penn Center | A Natural State

Leading the Struggle – Road Trip Through S.C. Civil Rights History

Mahatma Gandhi | Periscope

March on Washington | Crowd on the Mall | Periscope

March on Washingon | Periscope

March on Washington | Road Trip

Marian Wright Edelman – S.C. Hall of Fame

Martin Luther King with President Lyndon Johnson | Periscope

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) – Road Trip Through S.C. Civil Rights History

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrated at the State House – Palmetto Scene

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Legislation | Periscope

Orangeburg Massacre, Part 4 – The Big Picture

Penn Center: A Legacy, Part 2 – Social Injustice

Policemen & Federal Marshals | Periscope

Road Trip Upstate, Stop 3: Key Leadership

Rosa Parks | Periscope

Ruby Bridges (1960)

Ruby Bridges | Periscope

Septima Clark – S.C. Hall of Fame

Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles | Periscope

Why the Penn Center? Road Trip Through S.C. Civil Rights History


View the full Martin Luther King Collection – just one click away!



KnowItAll's African American History Collection provides these resources—all in one place! Use them now for Martin Luther King Day and in February for African American History Month.


A True Likeness (Richard Samuel Roberts, Photographer)

A Visit to Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Park

African American History Month | Periscope

Avery Research Center | Let’s Go!

Blythewood History

Born To Rebel, Driven To Excel (Benjamin Mays)

Cecil Williams South Carolina Civil Rights Museum

Civil Rights Movement | SC Hall of Fame

Civil Rights Youth Media Summit

Congressman Jim Clyburn

Dizzy Gillespie | Profile

Dizzy Gillespie: From the Be to the Bop | Carolina Stories

Ernest A. Finney - S.C. Chief Justice | S.C. Hall of Fame

Education of Harvey Gantt

Family Across the Sea

Gullah Collection


Gullah Roots

Homecoming: Art of Jonathan Green and Leo Twiggs | Carolina Stories

Jail, No Bail | Carolina Stories

Mary McLeod Bethune (Idella Bodie's S.C. Women)

Matthew Perry | Profile

Matthew Perry | SC Hall of Fame

Modjeska Simkins (Idella Bodie's S.C. Women) 

Modjeska Monteith Simkins | Carolina Snaps

Penn Center: A Legacy of Change

Reconstruction 360

Reflections of Columbia

Road Trip! Through South Carolina's Civil Rights History

Ronald McNair | Carolina Snaps

Saving Sandy Island | Carolina Stories

SC Chief Justice Ernest Finney | SC Hall of Fame

SC Confederate Flag

Septima Clark | SC Hall of Fame

South Carolina African American History Calendar

Talking Black in America: Roots

Tuskegee Airmen




There are seven overview sections. Each provides a short summary of a topic related to the Holocaust. Teachers can summarize these mini-lectures for their students or share them with more able readers. The overviews are intended to supplement the information in students' textbooks on each topic and provide a background for teaching the lessons that follow each overview. A Holocaust timeline and glossary are also included.

Trace the events of the Holocaust through the testimony of survivors who settled in South Carolina. Interviews are combined with dramatic archival footage for a powerful and moving record of the inhumanity that was experienced during the Holocaust.

Full interviews with South Carolinians who survived the Holocaust and those who liberated the concentration camps or witnessed the atrocities that took place. 

The Holocaust Forum was a collaboration between the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, ETV, and the South Carolina Department of Education.



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