New on Knowitall.org for September 2017
This month, we share a new installment in our Let’s Go! series of 3D tours, The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon! We feature Walter Edgar’s Journal and South Carolina from A to Z, and celebrate International Literacy Day, Hispanic Heritage, and Constitution Day. We remember those lost on 9/11/2001 and the many heroes who came forth, some sacrificing their own lives in the process.
Teachers, Please Register Now for an Account on LearningWhy…
Gain Access to Lesson Plans and Content Available Exclusively to SC Educators!
Our new StreamlineSC Collection on Knowitall contains videos that are available exclusively to South Carolina educators!
To gain access to these resources, South Carolina educators will need to register for an account on LearningWhy.
By registering, you will gain access not only to the lesson plans contained on LearningWhy but also to the series listed below.
- Magic School Bus
- Cursive Handwriting (Both A and B versions)
- Letter TV (Letter TV, Letter TV II, Letter TV III)
- Tick Tock Minutes
- Foreign Language Scholastic Series – Spanish
- Foreign Language Scholastic Series – French
- Scholastic American History Series
- Scholastic Children’s Stories
- America At Its Best
- Mia’s Music
- Poise Paints
- Gettysburg: The Soldier’s Battle
- Standard Deviants TV
- Club Write
- America on the Move
- Flight School
- Facts of Congress
- Journey to Living Labs
- Please note that these series are being added individually, one series at a time; and are not all available at this time. Please rest assured that we are working with the new log-in as quickly as we’re able, and that you will have these resources as soon as we can make them available to you! More content is being added each day! Thank you for your patience, as we work to deliver this content to you!
- There are currently over 125 lesson plans created by ETV Education plus approximately 200 more created by ETV partners (including school districts, colleges/universities, the National Parks Service, The Catesby Memorial Trust, and others) available on LearningWhy, organized by grade level, subject, topic and subtopic, and correlated to curriculum standards. Many of the Teacher Resources you may have used previously on Knowitall are available on LearningWhy.
Some of the lessons that feature Knowitall content are listed below:
Please note: If you are interested in locating lesson plans that utilize content from Knowitall, you can use LearningWhy’s search capability to do so. Just enter “Knowitall” into the search box at the top right of the screen on LearningWhy, and you will see the results that contain media content from Knowitall.
Lessons available on LearningWhy include:
Grouped by Series
*Searching by grade, subject, topic and subtopic will make it easy for you to find the content you need!
And Now...Back to Knowitall…New This Month on Knowitall.org!
Located in downtown Charleston, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon is nationally recognized as one of our country’s most significant historical sites. Take the 3D Virtual Tour now! Experience the VRs using your preferred device (mobile or desktop) or use the apps with either Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.
From books to barbecue, from current events to colonial history, Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South. (A production of South Carolina Public Radio.)
From Hilton Head to Caesars Head, and from the Lords Proprietors to Hootie and the Blowfish, historian Walter Edgar mines the riches of the South Carolina Encyclopedia to bring you South Carolina from A to Z. (A production of South Carolina Public Radio.)
September Dates and Collections
Sept. 8 - International Literacy Day – Visit our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection
International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on September 8, shines a spotlight on global literacy needs. The International Literacy Association’s mission is literacy for everyone, everywhere. We encourage you to celebrate the power of literacy!
Sept. 11 – Remembering Our Heroes – Visit our Remembering 9/11 Collection
On September 11, 2001, over 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.
September 15-Oct. 15 – Explore Our Hispanic Heritage – Visit our Hispanic Heritage Collection
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Sept. 17 Constitution Day – Visit our Constitution Day Collection
On September 17, 1787, members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of the Constitution. Learn about the South Carolina delegates and find other resources to be utilized for teaching about Constitution Day.
And don’t forget that each month, we feature our Knowitall Factoids Collection! The September factoids are here, and they connect these dates to content on Knowitall—to extend the learning throughout the month!
As always, we invite you to contact us with questions or comments.