Featured in November is content for National Career Development, Native American Heritage, and College Application Months. We also have assets for Media Literacy Week, Veterans Day and for Universal Children’s Day—visit our Early Learning, Elementary, Middle School and High School Collections, in which content is organized by grade level.
Now Available on Knowitall.org - History In A Nutshell – The Space Race
The next installment of our series “History In A Nutshell” is a two-part episode about the Space Race of the 1960’s! Part One briefly discusses the Cold War, and the early days of the Space Race, with test pilots, Sputnik, and getting a man into space, with Project Mercury. Part Two focuses on Gemini, and the Apollo Program. Project Gemini is the not widely known bridge between Mercury and Apollo, and were it not for Gemini, America never would have made it to the moon. Apollo had a rocky start with the tragic loss of the Apollo 1 crew, but after applying the lessons learned with Apollo 1, America was able to brush the dust off, and win the space race.
Each and every month, be sure to view What’s New on Knowitall and the November Factoids!
Career education resources are available in all of the Career Clusters by visiting our Career Explorations Collection! You can locate these assets easily by Series or Career Cluster.
Native American Heritage Month is celebrated from November 1-30 each year.
- A. Settlement from South Carolina Hall of Fame
- Billie Anne McKellar (Catawba potter) from Natural State: Piedmont
- C. Indigenous Landscape from Pee Dee Explorer (history of Native Americans in South Carolina)
- Circle of Inheritance (Prehistoric and colonial history of South Carolina)
- Nancy Basket (Cherokee basket-maker) from A Natural State
- Native American Heritage Month from Periscope (includes Native American Heritage, Powwow, Snowbird Cherokee, the First South Carolinians, Santee, Catawba, Pee Dee, Edisto, Chicora, and Cherokee)
- Native Americans from Road Trip Through South Carolina’s Civil Rights History (Explores how the Santee Indians and Varnertown Indians experienced the Civil Rights Movement in South Carolina)
- Snowbird Cherokees (Explores the lives of the Snowbird Cherokees, evicted in 1938 – Trail of Tears)
- Those Who Remain (Explores the little-known cultures of South Carolina’s Native American people)
Topics (Native American Tribes and Their History)
- Natchez Kusso, Later Edisto
- Pee Dee
- Tuscarora/Iroquoian Tribe
- Varner Town
Also, be sure to explore the individual titles - just below the Topics!
College Application Month – August through December Each Year
Financial aid professionals from colleges and agencies across the state will explain the various types of aid available and offer their advice to students on how and when to apply.
Produced by SCETV and hosted by Kimberly Singletary with SCETV Education, Making College Affordable provides timely information that is key for high school students seeking financial assistance for the 2019-20 school year.
Guests include Dr. Karen Woodfaulk, Director of Student Affairs for the Commission on Higher Education; Joey Derrick, Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at USC; Elizabeth Milam, Director of Financial Aid at Clemson University; Regina Hailey, Program Manager of USC TRIO Programs and a representative from the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission.
These experts provide information on types and sources of aid, the application process, federal/private and state scholarships and grants, state assistance with private college expenses, plus more.
In addition to viewing the full program online, these segments are also available:
Scott Verzyl, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, University of South Carolina, discusses the College Application process.
Gerrick Hampton, Program Manager of Scholarships and Grants, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, discusses scholarships.
For More Assistance, Visit SC Can Go from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.
Dates for Your Calendar
Be sure to explore these resources related to Media Literacy!
In Artopia: Media Arts: Be A Media Critic, take a closer look at types of media like photography, radio, film, and television.
For more information on Media Literacy, visit these websites: Media Literacy Clearinghouse and NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education).
View our Veterans Day Collection, including:
- Generations of Heroes
- S.C. Veterans in History
- South Carolina's Greatest Generation
- South Carolinians in WW II
- Thanks, Viet Nam Veterans
- Tuskegee Airmen
- Vanishing Generation
- Victory By Valor: Shaw Air Force Base
- Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial
- Vietnam: The Monument, The Memories
Universal Children’s Day – Nov. 20, 2018
- Explore our Early Learning, Elementary & Middle School Collections!
- For teens, we have a High School Collection, too!
- For Early Learning and Elementary ages, be sure to view our videos of Exercise with Smart Cat and our Smart Cat coloring pages!
- And while our attention is on our kids, a reminder that the SCETV PBS Kids channel is now available on the SCETV App! The SCETV PBS Kids channel provides 24-hour access to the SCETV PBS Kids Live stream. With videos and games at your fingertips, kids can take all of the PBS educational shows wherever they go. You can download the SCETV App here.
- Click here frequently to find out What’s New on Knowitall!
- Our Knowitall Factoids by Month will help you to extend student learning throughout the month! Visit the Collections page and click on “Knowitall Factoids by Month.”
- You can easily access the Collections page from the navigation at the top right of the Knowitall home page.
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