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May 2021 on KnowItAll.org

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THERE’S SO MUCH TO EXPLORE ON KNOWITALL.ORG!

*** Please note: The ETV Education newsletter will be sent on the first Monday of the month beginning with the August 2021 issue. This summer we will work to enhance our Holidays and Observances Collection and Knowitall Factoid Series. These real-time resources will be helpful for planning teacher lessons, classroom celebrations, family discussions, and more at any point during the year. ***

We offer resources for World Press Freedom Day, Cinco de Mayo, Nurses Day, V.E. Day, Mother’s Day, Endangered Species Day, Armed Forces Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, World Turtle Day and Memorial Day.

Plus content for Jewish American Heritage Month, National Teacher Appreciation Week, Global Employee Health and Fitness Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and World No Tobacco Day! Be sure to view the full list of Dates for Your Calendar and KnowItAll Resources for May!

Before you head out for summer, don’t forget that we have great career education content available not only during Career Education Month (in November) but all through the year!

 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT – RESOURCES FOR MAY!

CAREER EDUCATION RESOURCES

All of our content is available 24/7! Take a look at our KnowItAll.org career education resources featuring a wide assortment of career areas!

Using career profiles and 360 video, Let's Go! CAREERS brings students virtually inside the work environment, especially in areas that need skilled workers.

Whether you’re a parent, teacher or guidance counselor seeking to assist your students in exploring a wide array of career choices, or an adult considering a new career path, there are numerous options to explore on KnoIitAll.org! Visit “190 Career education profiles to explore” for links to the videos and more information!

Our Career Explorations Collection provides easy access to all of our career education resources in one place! You can pick a favorite Career Cluster to explore from top to bottom, or explore as many as you wish from any or all of the Clusters for the careers that really pique your interest!

 

KEEP IT REAL

We want to remind teens 14 and above of the importance of staying safe, especially at this time of year. Keep It Real educates teens about the consequences of inappropriate risk-taking behavior.

 

KNOWITALL HEALTHY!

We’d also like to encourage YOU to live your healthiest life, especially now that the days are a little longer! Make use of the time and find fun ways to be well and fit! Visit Knowitall Healthy!

 

AT-HOME LEARNING

We also want to remind you of the content and resources that are available to parents, teachers and students throughout our state from South Carolina ETV and the South Carolina Department of Education. Information about the broadcast schedule, learning activities and links to the programs online, plus Professional Development webinars for Educators are located here.

Many of the video resources from the TV schedule are available on Knowitall.org. View and download the resources and instructional materials here.

 

MAY EVENTS AND OBSERVATIONS

Including Holocaust Overview,  Seared Souls: South Carolina Voices of the Holocaust and S.C. Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust.

  • National Teacher Day / National Teacher Appreciation Week - In this month in which we show appreciation for our teachers, we encourage everyone—at every age—to honor your teachers by committing to learn something new every day! For starters, visit our May Factoids!
  • May is also Global Employee Health and Fitness Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! We have resources on numerous topics and invite you to explore them all to find the content  that is most helpful to YOU!
  • May is also National Military Appreciation Month. We hope you will join us on Armed Forces Day in honoring all who currently serve and all who have served, both active and former, in the reserves, National Guard or on active duty, including the Coast Guard. On Memorial Day, we honor all who died while serving.
  • View the full list under Dates for Your Calendar and KnowItAll Resources for May below!

 

NEW ON KNOWITALL.ORG!

The Chernobyl Event: An Update at 35 Years - Now Available on KnowItAll.org!

Thirty-five years ago on April 26, 1986, the largest nuclear disaster in history took place behind the Soviet Iron Curtain. This event impacted nature, nuclear science, the Soviet Union’s political outlook and economy, U.S.-Soviet relations, and the people who lived there and called it home. The Chernobyl event had ramifications not just to that area, but for the world.

The special program, produced by ETV Education, takes a look back at the history of the event, relates why SCETV and The University of South Carolina have been involved, and focuses on the continued study of animals, birds and insects as we look at the lasting impact of the Chernobyl event.

View the full program now on KnowItAll.org!

 

History In A Nutshell 

The question of "the peculiar institution" known as slavery had been hotly debated long before the American Civil War. After the Civil War, Congress did not have a clear plan as to what to do with the millions of newly liberated African American "Freedmen". The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were meant to fix the social and political issues many African Americans faced. Resistance in both the state and federal levels made progress during the "Reconstruction Era" difficult, and ultimately caused the "Great Experiment in Biracial Democracy" to fail. Full and equal rights for African Americans, as well as minorities, would not be fully realized until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

 

SC African American History Calendar: Zine Issue 1

The SC African American History Zine is a South Carolina ETV Education publication featuring the bio and fun multi-level learning activities for calendar honorees. Published quarterly, this issue features January – March honorees: Allie Brooks, Gilda Cobb Hunter, and Bernard & Herbert Fielding.

SCETV is happy to support the South Carolina Department of Education in creating learning materials connected to the 2021 South Carolina African American History Calendar.

In addition to our short video segments on each calendar honoree, we will release a quarterly interactive zine, full of fun learning activities. This quarter’s zine highlights the January – March honorees: Allie Brooks, Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter, and Bernard and Herbert Fielding.

Each zine includes activities with different levels of difficulty. In each publication, there is something for everyone!

We hope that you enjoy learning about notable South Carolinians and their contributions to South Carolina History. Please let us know if you enjoy the activities and come back for next quarter’s zine in June. 

 

South Carolina Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Evelyn Wright was born April 3, 1872 in Talbotton, Georgia. While being educated, she learned about Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute and Booker T. Washington. In 1888, Wright enrolled at Tuskegee and Principal Washington became her mentor. At Tuskegee, Wright saw a vision of what she could do for her people and became determine to establish a school where black boys and girls could be educated in industrial and agricultural work. After graduating in 1894, Wright carried her vision into McNeill's, Hampton County, South Carolina.

In Wright's labors to accomplish her dreams, arsonist burned her schools down three consecutive times. Not giving up, Wright made attempts at five different locations before her dreams could be nurtured into reality. In 1897, Wright settled in Denmark and began planting the seeds of her dreams and visions that she was for so long seeking. Elizabeth Evelyn Wright died at the early age of 34 years old on December 14, 1906.

 Leo Franklin Twiggs (born 1934 in St. Stephen, South Carolina) is an American batik artist.  He taught from 1973 until 1998 at South Carolina State University.  He was the first visual artist to receive the Verner Award (Governor’s Trophy) for outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

 

RiverVenture - Carrick Creek (coming later this month)

We are pleased to present the Carrick Creek segment of RiverVenture! Our tour of the South Carolina watershed is now complete! From Table Rock Mountain and its landscape of waterfalls, hidden springs, rich flora and fauna have captured the imaginations of humans for thousands of years. Carrick Creek’s geologic diversity matches its biodiversity of animals and plants. Rocks and minerals are everywhere as rivers and creeks expose what is going on below the earth’s surface. Join us now to take the tour!

 

FEATURED IN MAY

At a time when traffic deaths among teens typically spike, we encourage teens 14 and above to view our series, Keep It Real, which emphasizes the importance of avoiding risky behavior and provides an up-close look at consequences. Please encourage teens you know and care about to view them. We also feature our Knowitall Healthy resources, which provide important pointers for living healthy, active lives—as well as some inspiring stories!   

KEEP IT REAL  – FOR TEENS 14 & ABOVE - IMPORTANT AND TIMELY VIEWING for teens in MAY

As this time of year, our thoughts traditionally turn to proms, graduations and the start of summer vacations. Almost in an instant, this joyous, celebratory time of year can become a time of immense heartbreak and tragedy when a young person’s life is taken all too soon, as a result of risky behavior or inexperience.  South Carolina ETV encourages you to influence a teen in your life, age 14 or above, to view Keep It Real and consider the possibility that such a tragedy could occur in their life or the life of a friend or family member. These videos offer a reality check that may serve as a valuable lesson in avoiding risky behavior. But it won’t work unless they actually view them! Please encourage teens in your life to do so and give them fair warning that the videos are difficult to watch.

KNOWITALL HEALTHy!

Now is a great time to consider small steps we can all take toward being more physically fit and eating healthier foods! View the resources here and make the changes that you can—even in small increments. It all adds up to a healthier you! 

These videos are inspiring! Take a look!

Important viewing for adults who want to influence the children in their lives to Eat Smart, Move More!

Four key illness prevention tips are highlighted in English and with Spanish subtitles, along with the Wash Hands Song with Danielle Howle!

Twenty short videos that are engaging and fun to watch! This series helps to inspire young people to take the lead in living and enjoying a healthy lifestyle!

 Series produced to help educate teens about the consequences of inappropriate risk-taking behavior. 

In this Collection, we also feature content that informs students on various ways to stay safe and healthy, including these series:

Please note that all of the content in Knowitall Healthy is organized into these Topics:

 

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR & KNOWITALL RESOURCES FOR MAY

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.

View the Holocaust Remembrance Collection

  • Holocaust Overview:  There are seven overview sections. Each provides a short summary of a topic related to the Holocaust. 
  • Seared Souls: South Carolina Voices of the Holocaust: 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.
  • S.C. Voices: Lessons from 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. 

 

May 1 - Law Day (held annually on May 1)

Find these and other resources related to Law Professions by using the KnowItAll search engine. View the search results here.

Our Women in Leadership Collection features Women Civil Rights & Equal Rights Advocates, Women – Disability Rights Advocates, Women in Education, Women in Government & Public Administration, Women in Legal Professions and more! View them all here.

Lesson Plans

 

May 1 - School Principals' Day

Honor your school principal by learning something new on KnowItAll.org TODAY and then share it with others! Start with a topic that you want to learn more about and then continue to explore!

 

May 1 - National Fitness Day

View our KnowItAll Healthy! Collection -  we have content for all ages! Topics include: Fitness, Health, Illness Prevention, Nutrition, and Safety.

SERIES

 

May 2-8 National Pet Week (held the first full week of May each year)

View our Animal Lovers Collection!

 

May 2-7:  Public Service Recognition Week (held first full week of May beginning on first Sunday of the month)

View our resources on Government & Public Administration careers here.

Lesson Plans

 

May 3 – World Press Freedom Day – Journalism, Broadcasting & Communications Collection

Two Washington Post columnists who have South Carolina connections discuss writing for their columns.

Journalists Natalie Caula-Hauff, Jennifer Berry Hawes, and Glenn Smith of the Charleston Post and Courier discuss the series, Till Death Do Us Part, published in August 2014. The series won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service Journalism in 2015.

Visit the Journalism, Broadcasting & Communications Collection under the Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection for these resources!

 

May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4 - National Teacher Day

  • Let your favorite teacher know how special he or she is and how much you appreciate his or her decision to go into education!  Say thank you!
  • Learn something new every day from Knowitall.org and make your teacher proud! Try out our May Factoids! You may be surprised at what you’ll find!

 

May 4 - National Weather Observers Day

View our content pertaining to weather by using the KnowItAll.org search engine!

Lesson Plans

View more weather related resources here.

 

May 4 - Bird Day (U.S.A.)

Find various birds on KnowItAll by entering the search term bird into the KnowItAll search engine.

View more resources by using the search term bird.

Lesson Plans

 

May 5 - Walk and Bike to School Day

And if you’re not walking or biking, be sure to check out our Bus Safety video!

Also view our Dog Safety videos:

The items on this handout will help Smart Cat be safe when riding his bike.

Lesson Plans

 

May 5 - Cinco de Mayo – Hispanic Heritage Collection

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over France during the Franco-Mexican war, but it also celebrates the heritage of the Mexican people. View our Hispanic Heritage Collection. Resources in Spanish are also available in this collection. 

 

May 5 - National Astronaut Day

 

May 5 – Hand Hygiene Day – Illness Prevention Tips & the Wash Hands Song

Check out our Flu PSAs - Illness Prevention Tips in English and Spanish & the Wash Hands Song. These videos provide important reminders for everyone, all through the year. Four key illness prevention tips are highlighted in English and with Spanish subtitles, along with the Wash Hands Song with Danielle Howle.

 

May 6-12 National Nurses Week (annually from May 6-12 each year)

May 6 - National Nurses Day

Maude Callen (1898 - 1990), a Nurse-Midwife, who singlehandedly brought health care to rural Pineville, S.C. and the surrounding area of Berkeley County in the early 1920s, continuing to the 1970s. Maude was orphaned at six and raised in the home of her uncle, the first black doctor in Tallahassee, Florida. Maude studied nursing at Florida A & M, and Tuskegee Institute. Upon graduating, she answered the call to become a medical missionary in Pineville, S.C. in 1923. She delivered some 800 babies, and trained some 400 women as midwives in depressing, treacherous conditions. Many share their memories of Maude Callen and the invaluable medical service she provided as nurse and doctor to thousands in this low income area of South Carolina for generations.

Neonatal nursing is a specialty in the health care profession where nurses provide direct patient care to high-risk newborn babies. They access the patients' health problems and needs, and use mathematics to calculate medication and nutrition based on the patient's very low weight. Knowledge of the sciences is required to understand the function of the human body. Neonatal nurses operate high tech equipment in the neonatal intensive care unit such as ventilators and incubators. Nurses must also keep precise medical records on each infant patient to help the physician provide proper medical care.

In 1917 South Carolinian women saw more opportunity. There were more women in men dominated occupations like doctors, realtors and lawyers. During wartime women not only participated in more jobs so men could go fight; but they also enlisted! They served as nurses and 143 women from South Carolina enlisted to aid the war effort. 1000 uniforms were sent from Charleston and Red Cross Women drove ambulances that transferred supplies and the wounded.

 

May 7 - National Space Day

 

May 8 – V.E. Day – Victory in Europe Day

 

May 8-9 – Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

  • Visit our Memorial Day Collection and hear the stories of those who served.

 

May 9 - Mother’s Day

As we honor the women who have played such an important part in both their family’s lives and in their work, we also honor the outstanding women featured in our Women’s History and Women in Leadership Collections.

In a dynamic and growing Southern career landscape, Palmetto Voices looks to female leaders in South Carolina to share the experiences, skills and decisions that have brought them success. These voices of the Palmetto State offer advice and suggestions for excellence in various career clusters and fields of study.

From Middle School to High School, teenage girls face unique pressures every day. Between issues with bullying, body image, boys, friends and “frenemies,” life during that awkward transitional period can feel like it’s filled with challenges. It’s important our girls have role models, people to look up to, think about, and speak with, to help to navigate those land mines. Project Lead South Carolina is a video series for young women, that follows notable women in South Carolina to gather advice for what makes a successful leader. 

A series that 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.

 

When you visit the Women in Leadership Collection, take a moment to scroll down to view the Topics:

 

May 9-15:  National Hospital Week

View our KIDS WORK! Hospital series! Think of someone you know who works in a hospital and does so much to help people every day! Thank them for the work they do to save and improve people’s lives and health! View our Real People area, which provides a look at various careers in hospitals! Learn more about working in a hospital and download our Coloring Pages here!

 

May 15 - International Day of Families

Challenge your family members to learn something new on KnowItAll.org and share it with others in your family, including YOU! Ask them to do the same and make this a time to enjoy being together and learning more about the interests of your family members!

 

May 15 - Armed Forces Day

On Armed Forces Day, we honor and thank those who serve in all five branches of the United States Armed Forces including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

 

May 16 - National Love a Tree Day

View content related to trees on KnowItAll.org!

Lesson Plans:

View more on trees here!

 

May 16-22: National Emergency Medical Services Week

Lesson Plans

 

May 17 - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Celebrate all that you can learn from telecommunications! Explore the rich content available on Knowitall.org! Search our Series and our Collections to find resources that interest you!

 

May 20 - National Rescue 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.

 

May 20 - World Bee Day

Ancel Goolsbey leads a “sweet” life as a beekeeper, maintaining bee-hives for the harvesting of honey.

 

May 21 - Endangered Species Day

The largest living cat is the Amur, or Siberian, tiger. These cats are known for their orange and white fur with its black stripes. This pattern camouflages them in the tall grasses or forest undergrowth. Amur tigers are found through eastern Russia, Manchuria and Korea. These cats are listed as endangered due to poaching and habitat destruction. 

The Black Rhinoceros is an endangered species. Overhunting, poachers, and poor legal protection are to blame for this species of rhinoceros going into near extinction in African countries.

Hedyotis procumbens; member of coffee family; also called Trailing Bluet or Innocence; perennial herb with shallow roots; low-growing loose tufts 10 - 15 cm tall; white flowers bloom from July to early August; flower produces many-seeded capsules; high elevation habitats include cliffs, outcrops, and steep slopes; threatened by residential and recreational developments; endangered species, Federal Register April 5, 1990

The Carolina Marsh Tacky is a small horse brought to SC by Spanish explorers. It's an endangered breed.

In 2008, the Catawba River was named the most endangered river in the United States by the advocacy group American Rivers. In this program, The Big Picture looks at the preservation of this river and the citizens that depends on it.

Cheraw Recreation State Park was the first state park built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC worked up until 1942-43 until World War II forced many to join the military. The park has wildlife that includes the federally endangered Woodpecker. These birds live in pine trees that are over 60 years old. The woodpeckers like to peck the resin wells. Sap flows from these wells to protect the cavity for any predator that wants to climb the tree.

Located in the Lowcountry of SC. Wildlife that live around the plantation include wild boar, black bear, and the red-cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species. The largest population of these birds are in the Francis Marion National Forest which is adjacent to the plantation.

Jones Gap State Park is located in the Blue Mountain region. Jones Gap had South Carolina's first cold-water hatchery from 1931 until 1963. It currently has several nationally endangered species, such as the green salamander. The greatest diversity of salamanders in the world are right here in the southern Appalachians. There is also an environmental marine center that is used only for education and research. 

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is located on the property of Kennedy Space Center. Over 300 kinds of birds live permanently or seasonally in the refuge. The Refuge has the highest concentration of threatened and endangered species of any facility of its kind in the United States, including manatees. When the Kennedy Space Center acquired the property, they set up a restricted area that prohibited boats.  During the time the manatees have been monitored, the population in those areas that are boat-free has increased dramatically.

Harold O'Connor, director of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge discusses the 100,000 acres that exist on the Refuge at this time, and says that another 40,000 acres will be added soon. There are six endangered species on the refuge, including the alligator, the bald eagle, and the dusty seaside sparrow. There about 23 species of ducks that migrate through and about 275 species of birds, plus a variety of mammals and snakes. There are about 4,000 to 5,000 alligators on the Refuge at this time. A bald eagle is shown flying and returning to its nest.

 The zoo actively participates in the Species Survival Plan, a program that breeds and manages captive endangered species. Species such as the red wolf have been brought back from near extinction, and are currently being reintroduced into the wild. Captive breeding allows the zoo to access, via computer, the medical records and breeding histories of many zoos in the country. Cameroon, West Africa, is a site that North Carolina Zoo supports for its work with wild elephants. Because elephants can cause a great deal of damage to agriculturally supported villages, humans threaten the populations of the animals in West Africa. The Elephant in Ecology Project, conducted through the World Wildlife Fund, educates villages, protects the elephants, and reduces the damage done during migration.

A number of rare species occur in cove forests, including the endangered persistent trillium, Trillium persistens. The species is found in deeply incised coves and gorges (acidic coves) in South Carolina along Battle Creek. This species is officially considered endangered by the federal government. The main threat to most rare species is loss of habitat due to humans altering the landscape.

More content on endangered species may be found here.

Lesson Plans

 

May 21 - Bike to Work Day

The items on this handout will help Smart Cat be safe when riding his bike.

Lesson Plans

 

May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity

COLLECTIONS

Animal Lovers Collection

Habitats Collection | Explore South Carolina

 

SERIES and Programs

Congaree Swamp Stories

Destination: SC Parks

Dolphin Conservation | ETV Shorts

Environmental Ed

Expeditions Shorts

Natural State

Nature Notes with Rudy Mancke

NatureScene

Parks Adventures Minutes

Pee Dee Explorer

Project Discovery

Riverbanks Roundup

Riverbanks Roundup Bits

RiverVenture

SC Life

Short Takes with Naturalist Rudy Mancke

This is Brookgreen Gardens

Web of Water

Zoo Minutes

 

May 23 - World Turtle Day

Kelly Thorvalson of the South Carolina Aquarium has one of the most unique jobs in the world, to nurse sick and injured sea turtles back to health. The video includes suggestions about what human beings can do to keep sea turtles safe from risks that are preventable, including the accidental ingestion of plastics that are found in the ocean or on the beach, boat strikes, and being entangled in fishing gear and fishing line. 

 

May 26 - World Otter Day

Feeding and training animals is a job done by an animal behaviorist. Two river otters are residents of the aquarium and are not considered releasable. Although they are trained wild animals, they are not pets. They go to stations or shift on command. The river otters like to play and need an environment with lots of stimulation. Enrichment items are toys and things that smell and get the otters’ attention. The exhibit in which the otters are displayed is modeled after a mountain stream. They eat clams, fish, carrots, fruit, vegetables, and small mammals.

 

May 29 – International Day of UN Peacekeepers

King Hagler was the leader of the Catawba Indian Nation. He had a reputation as peacekeeper with other tribes and colonists. In 1751, Hagler signed a treaty with the Six Nations. In 1756, Catawba Indians fought alongside George Washington during the French and Indian War. King Hagler signed the Treaty of Pine Tree Hill in 1760, which provided a reservation for the Catawba.

 

May 31 - Memorial Day (held annually on the last Monday in May)

On Memorial Day, we’ll pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, for our country, and for all of us.

 

May 31 - World No Tobacco Day

 

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Lesson plans for teachers that meet South Carolina standards.

Visit our May Factoids. You may be surprised at what you’ll find!

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