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July 2023 on KnowItAll.org: Check Out Our Series and Collections and Go!

July 2023 on KnowItAll.org: Check Out Our Series and Collections and Go!

July 2023 on KnowItAll.org! Check Out Our Series and Collections and Go!

...Without Leaving the Comfort of Your Favorite Chair!

  • Has the summer heat sapped your energy? But it just doesn’t feel like summer unless you head out and explore a few places you’ve never been? Then sit back, relax, and take a plunge into Knowitall! You can visit places throughout South Carolina—and beyond!
  • Our virtual tours, videos, interactives, and 3D VRs are great for enlightening you on many subjects—and keeping your brain engaged while your body takes a well-deserved time out! And you still get to see lots of places without leaving the comfort of your favorite chair!

 

If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the destinations!

SERIES

Our Series take you to destinations all over South Carolina and beyond!

They are there for the picking! Find something you haven't explored - yet! It may become your favorite!

*View the full list by visiting the SERIES page. 

 

COLLECTIONS

Our Collections make it easy to continue your travels – while focusing on topics that interest you!

Collections by Activity or Type

Collections by Topic 

Holidays (View the Holidays Collection under "H" for these Holidays and Observances. See also our International Collection for holidays and observances celebrated worldwide.)

For some holidays and observances, we place the resources under Career Clusters in our Career Explorations Collection. See the list below.

 

NEW ON KNOWITALL

South Carolina is home to an astonishing array of bat species. As silent guardians of the night, they play a pivotal role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems and providing a natural pest control service across the Palmetto State. Unfortunately, these animals face major ecological threats, most notably a deadly fungus that decimating their populations. However, a glimmer of hope comes from organizations and everyday people trying to save these vital species. 

Existing for half a million years, bison have been a symbol of wild America. These resilient creatures were on the verge of extinction but despite all odds, they have survived. Although it may seem difficult to imagine, these massive animals previously roamed the South Carolina foothills and can now be spotted grazing at one of the wildest ranches in the Palmetto state.  

Test your knowledge and see how well you remember the episode about bats!

Existing for half a million years, bison have been a symbol of wild America. These resilient creatures were on the verge of extinction but despite all odds, they have survived. Although it may seem difficult to imagine, these massive animals previously roamed the South Carolina foothills and can now be spotted grazing at one of the wildest ranches in the Palmetto state.  

Test your knowledge below and see how well you remember the episode about bats!

South Carolina's 187 miles of coastline offer a diverse array of ecosystems and habitats. A fascinating tapestry of bird life flourishes in this abundant and vibrant habitat, but not without its own set of ecological issues.  As a result, the coast has been the focus of several significant conservation initiatives. In Mt. Pleasant, the Crab Bank Project was one of the wildest in our state's history.

South Carolina's 187 miles of coastline offer a diverse array of ecosystems and habitats. A fascinating tapestry of bird life flourishes in this abundant and vibrant habitat, but not without its own set of ecological issues.  As a result, the coast has been the focus of several significant conservation initiatives. In Mt. Pleasant, the Crab Bank Project was one of the wildest in our state's history.

Test your knowledge below and see how well you remember the episode about the Coastal Birds!

South Carolina's 187 miles of coastline offer a diverse array of ecosystems and habitats. A fascinating tapestry of bird life flourishes in this abundant and vibrant habitat, but not without its own set of ecological issues.  As a result, the coast has been the focus of several significant conservation initiatives. In Mt. Pleasant, the Crab Bank Project was one of the wildest in our state's history.

Test your knowledge below and see how well you remember the episode about the Coastal Birds!

The Catawba River is home to one of the most beloved aquatic flowers in the state. The Rocky Shoals Spider Lily is a unique plant species that requires a special environment to thrive. Unfortunately, its habitat is facing several significant threats but dedicated organizations like the Catawba River Keepers are doing their best to preserve its environment. 

The Catawba River is home to one of the most beloved aquatic flowers in the state. The Rocky Shoals Spider Lily is a unique plant species that requires a special environment to thrive. Unfortunately, its habitat is facing several significant threats but dedicated organizations like the Catawba River Keepers are doing their best to preserve its environment. 

Test your knowledge below and see how well you remember the episode about Spider Lilies!

The Catawba River is home to one of the most beloved aquatic flowers in the state. The Rocky Shoals Spider Lily is a unique plant species that requires a special environment to thrive. Unfortunately, its habitat is facing several significant threats but dedicated organizations like the Catawba River Keepers are doing their best to preserve its environment. 

Test your knowledge below and see how well you remember the episode about Spider Lilies!

Explore the life and art of Frida Kahlo, the renowned Mexican portrait artist. From her near-fatal accident to her iconic self-portraits, delve into Kahlo's bold use of colors and incorporation of Mexican folklore. Discover how her paintings tackled themes of the human body, death, Mexican culture, and gender. While often labeled as surrealism, Kahlo's works were deeply rooted in her own experiences, including her health struggles and turbulent marriage to Diego Rivera.

Amelia Earhart, the iconic aviation pioneer, was born on July 24th, 1897. She made history as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Her passion for aviation ignited after taking her first airplane ride and receiving flying lessons. In 1928, she was chosen to fly across the Atlantic, solidifying her status as a trailblazer. Earhart continued to break records with non-stop flights, inspiring women to pursue unconventional careers. Tragically, during her final attempt to fly around the world, she disappeared and was declared lost at sea while searching for Howland Island as her pit stop.

 

 

DATES AND RESOURCES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

Be sure to visit our July Factoids for additional dates and resources!

July 1 – Canada Day

 

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 10

  • On July 10, 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the grounds of the S.C. State House

View our SC Confederate Flag – SC History Collection.

 

July 16 – National Ice Cream Day

 

July 19 – National Hot Dog Day

 

July 20 – National Moon Day

 

July 30 – Day Against Trafficking in Persons

 

July 30 – International Day of Friendship

*South Carolina educators, please register for an account on KnowItAll.org 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.

 

 

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