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In November, we feature content for National Career DevelopmentNative American Heritage, and College Application MonthsWe also have assets for National Authors’ DayNational Family Literacy Day, Job Action Day, STEM/STEAM Day, Veterans Day, America Recycles Day, National Rural Health Day and Universal Children’s Day. View Dates for Your Calendar below for more dates and resources!



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

2020 Finalists

South Carolina African American History Calendar: 

November Honorees – Nathaniel and Viola Stewart

Nathaniel and Viola Stewart were a trailblazing couple who left an enduring mark in African American history. They met on a blind date in 1945, and after falling in love, were married for more than 50 years.

Viola Duvall Stewart, born June 30, 1919, in Charleston, S.C., was an unsung educational justice advocate and civil rights pioneer. She earned a B.S. degree in chemistry in 1941 from Howard University, where Nobel Peace Prize winner Ralph Bunche was one of her instructors. While a teacher at Burke High School in Charleston, Viola was recruited by the South Carolina NAACP to be the plaintiff in an African American teachers’ equalization salary case. Her case went to trial in 1944 and she was represented by NAACP Chief Counsel Thurgood Marshall with federal judge J. Waties Waring presiding over the case. In less than 15 minutes, without either side making an argument, the case was decided in favor of the plaintiff, Viola Duvall. The case, Duvall v. J.F. Seignous et al., led to other lawsuits that challenged inequities in African American teacher salaries across South Carolina.

Later in Viola’s career, she became an itinerant special education instructor with visually impaired children in the Philadelphia, Pa. public schools. She retired in 1981. She was a Charter Life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., where she served as Epistoleus and delegate to the 1944 regional conference. She later became the sorority’s Philacter or corresponding secretary. Mrs. Stewart passed away on December 10, 2010.

Nathaniel C. Stewart, Viola’s husband, was born July 8, 1922 in Ft. Motte, S.C. He earned the rank of Second Lieutenant, in the 99th Pursuit Squadron of the United States Army Air Corps, as a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He was an integral part of the successful effort that fought and defeated foreign fascism and racial segregation in the United States military. After his discharge from the Corps in 1946, he went to work at the Philadelphia General Hospital as a staff pharmacist. Once promoted to Director of Pharmacy, he was designated as the first African American to hold a senior administration position at the hospital. Nathaniel was a Lifetime Member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Stewart passed away on April 6, 2000.

Participants in the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” address, the Stewarts remained active in the civil rights movement as NAACP Life Members. In 2010, their lifetime commitment to justice and equality were recognized by the Honorable James E. Clyburn in the Congressional Record.

Presented through a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and South Carolina ETV.  

View the series on here.  

Download the SC African American History Calendar here. 


Featured in November

National Career Development Month

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.

Career Explorations on

KnowItAll brings an abundance of career education and job shadowing videos to your computer, tablet or mobile device! These videos provide insight into a wide array of professions, as students plan the pathway that best suits them.

You can locate these assets easily by Series and by Career Cluster - just scroll down below the Series to the Topics!


Career Aisle Technology Education Center Videos 

Produced by ETV, these interviews highlight jobs in various geographic regions of our state. SC Career and Technology Centers are located in these areas and school districts. Ask your school guidance counselor for more information.

Aiken County Career and Technology Center (Warrenville) | Anderson I and II Career and Technology Center (Williamston) | Barnwell County Career Center (Blackville) | Colleton Career Skills Center (Walterboro) | Dorchester County Career and Technology Center (Summerville) | Enoree Career Center (Greenville) | Fairfield County School District Career and Technology Center (Winnsboro) Hemingway Career and Technology Center | Heyward Career and Technology Center (Columbia) | Lexington Technology Center | Daniel Morgan Technology Center (Spartanburg) | Hamilton Career and Technology Center Oconee County School District Pickens County Career and Technology Center (Liberty) | G. Frank Russell Career Center (Greenwood) Sumter Career and Technology Center | Union County Schools | Woolard Technology Center (Camden) 

  • Please contact us if you are aware that the websites for these career and technology centers have changed. Thank you!

Carolina Classrooms

ETV's monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. Each program focuses on key educational topics and initiatives in our state.

Carolina Money

Carolina Money explores a variety of topics including community growth, workforce readiness, technology, startups, and financial literacy in Richland and Lexington county. In partnership with the University of South Carolina, SCETV’s team is committed to creating original content with a unique editorial voice to keep citizens informed and engaged in the growth/development efforts of their community.

Creating a Career with the Arts in Mind (Panel Discussions and Bios of Artists) 

Series includes a panel discussion with the artists and a series of bios with artists in various careers in the visual and performing arts. Both series include details about arts-related careers, educational requirements, and technology and soft skills utilized.

Creating a Career with the Media Arts in Mind 

Panelists in careers related to media arts discuss the education and experiences that attracted them to a career in this field, and describe the path that led to their profession. They discuss skills utilized in their job each day, a typical day, and give advice to students.

diSCovering Science

The “diSCovering science” series features interviews with scientists and researchers from South Carolina’s colleges and universities. These scientists explain the societal impacts of their work and describe their day-to-day jobs. “The series focuses on a broad range of scientific subjects including biology, chemistry and physics and multidisciplinary fields such as bioengineering, chemical engineering, high performance computing, and nanotechnology. 

Eye Wonder 

Series excites students and is fun to watch as our cameraman, D.V., seeks answers to all sorts of questions! The series integrates science and technology, while focusing on careers. 

Hot Jobs 

Produced by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, features on-site interviews with people in a variety of professions, providing insight into careers from the people who know them best!

I Made It … You Can, Too!

There are more jobs for skilled workers than there are people in South Carolina. I Made It .. You Can, Too allows students to find local technical colleges and explores careers in healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and STEM-related industry.

Kids Work! 

Job exploration that connects school work to real work, series provides profiles from professionals in a hospital, a television station, and in the theater.

Legacy of Leadership 

Series profiles S.C. business leaders for their achievements in business, and their inspired leadership and community mindedness, upon their induction into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. Junior Achievement and The State.


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

Original SC

We could do a million stories on the beauty of this state. From the rolling mountains of the Upstate to the beautiful seas of the Lowcountry. Our state is truly unique, but what really makes South Carolina sweet is its amazing people. The people are what make South Carolina original. Original SC is a series featuring stories of everyday South Carolinians living, working and experiencing all that the Palmetto State has to offer. The series is a part of PBS Digital Studios.

Palmetto Leaders (Career Development – Soft Skills)

Series focuses on the SCANS Skills that some of South Carolina's leaders identify as being instrumental in their career growth and success.

Palmetto Voices

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.

Project Lead South Carolina

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 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 about what makes a successful leader. 

Science Splash

Women who excel in careers in science, technology, engineering and math provide inspiration and insight into their careers, and encourage girls to consider all the possibilities!

Where the Jobs Are: Exploring Career Clusters

Experts in varying Career Clusters discuss the future of jobs in those fields in South Carolina.

Women Vision SC

Series 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. 

View KnowItAll Content by Career Cluster:

Native American Heritage Month

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 HeritagePowwowSnowbird Cherokee, the First South CaroliniansSantee, CatawbaPee DeeEdistoChicora, 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) 



College Application Months – August through December Each Year

Carolina Classrooms features an update on college and career planning for students and their parents. Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. 

Our lives have changed dramatically this year. As we navigate our way to a new normal, many questions arise. High school students preparing for college or careers are now dealing with abrupt changes in the process.  On this episode of Carolina Classrooms, we will discuss college applications and what jobs might be available after the quarantine is lifted. This program will be valuable to high school students who are involved in the application process or will be starting the process soon AND their parents. In addition, since the program will address possible available career choices, this program will be very useful to all high school students and their families.

Carolina Classrooms: Applying for College

Applicants, please check with individual schools to determine if there have been any changes due to current events.

Dates for Your Calendar

National Authors’ Day – Nov. 1

Visit our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection for more!

* SC Teachers: Please register for an account on to gain access to these resources.




       National Family Literacy Day – Nov. 1

In the past, people have described the Gullah culture as quaint and the language as unintelligible. A closer look reveals a complex history and language with direct links to West Africa that survived slavery and thrived on the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. The Gullah experience has many variables that make it unique to each family and community. GullahNet along with its host, Aunt Pearlie Sue (Anita Singleton-Prather), was designed to introduce Gullah culture and language to children on the web.

An online series that promotes the love of reading and literary stories connected to South Carolina. In this series, Friends of ETV share and read literary favorites, many of which are connected to South Carolina. Packages include the reading and at least one supplemental teaching and learning activity.

The programs musically introduce and reinforce concepts such as punctuation and sentence construction.


Job Action Day – Nov. 2

Visit our Career Explorations Collection for a multitude of career choices. Interviews provide insights into numerous careers from individuals employed in a variety of professions!

A virtual community of workplaces designed to give students an interactive job exploration experience that connects school work to real work. View profiles from real professionals.

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

Eye Wonder excites students with interesting facts and just plain fun! The series explores science and integrates technology, while focusing on various careers. 

Find out about a variety of "hot" career choices from people who know them best! Produced for the SC Employment Security Commission (now the SC Department of Employment and Workforce).


National Saxophone Day – Nov. 6

B.S. Plair of Rock Hill, South Carolina, served for the Montford Point Marines in 1945, until he was honorably discharged in 1946. The Montford Point Marines were based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and were the first African American Marines to serve in the military, following an executive order from President Franklin Roosevelt in 1941 that required the armed services to recruit and enlist African Americans. In 2012, B.S. Plair was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, which is the nation’s highest civilian honor. B.S. Plair has a passion for music and, during his spare time in the military, he would practice his clarinet or saxophone. He has since instilled his love for music in his children. One of his children, Bobby Plair, Jr., is now a counselor at York Technical College in Rock Hill. Bobby Plair, Jr. directs Black History Through Music, an annual educational event held at the college. B.S. Plair has participated for “about 20 years, when they started this Black History program for music.”

Sonatas and Soundscapes explores the diverse and colorful range of classical (and not-so-classical) music. Every weekday host Bradley Fuller programs instrumental music from history’s repertoire—everything from baroque to experimentalism. Originally from Greenwood, South Carolina, Bradley Fuller has maintained a deep interest in classical music since the age of six. With piano lessons throughout grade school and involvement in marching and concert bands on the saxophone, Bradley further developed musical abilities as well as an appreciation for the importance of arts education.


National Bison Day – Nov. 7

The site includes one of the only zoos in Charleston. The zoo exhibits animals that were indigenous to South Carolina in 1670 like puma, bear, bison, and elk. These are animals that people don't associate with South Carolina.

The Clovis people, named for a town near an archeological site in New Mexico, lived in South Carolina and much of the eastern and western United States around 13,000 years ago, near the end of the last Ice Age. These fearless hunters attacked their prey in groups. They hunted megafauna: bison, mastodon, and mammoth. Clovis used a characteristic fluted point, grooved on both sides so it could be attached, or hafted, to a shaft.


National Parents as Teachers Day – Nov. 8

  • Parents, read our blogs to learn about resources available on! You may be surprised at what you’ll find!
  • Also, check out our Factoids each month! The November Factoids are here.


Veterans Day – Nov. 11

View our Veterans Day Collection, including:


America Recycles Day – Nov. 15

Green Energy Biofuel founder, "Bio Joe" Renwick explains the process for recycles waste vegetable oil and cooking oil into usable, clean biofuel or biodiesel. The biodiesel can be used in vehicles in its pure form.

 Green Energy Biofuel recycles waste vegetable oil and cooking oil into usable, clean biofuel. Company founder, "Bio Joe" Renwick has dedicated years researching and perfecting biofuel production. He explains the transportation and logistics part of the operation that includes a fleet of trucks, each with their own specific function.

This program, developed by DHEC and the SC Department of Education, celebrates Earth Day. Topics covered are heart health, stopping smoking, bicycle safety, run-off pollution, nutrition, environmentally sustainable buildings, beach/river sweep, wetlands, brown fields, lead paint, buying recycled products, recycling and dog safety.

Kirkland Smith practices many forms of art, but recently she has focused her attention on her assemblage pieces, which are portraits, but instead of using oils, pastels, or paints, she uses recycled materials. 

The president of a specialty fiber company discusses his career path, education, and starting a business in the specialty synthetic fiber industry, using recycled items.

Eartha and The Recycle Guys sing about recycling!

Did you know land can be recycled? Find out what SC attraction was a brown field!

“Environmental Ed” explores the meaning of an Ecological Footprint and considers the size of his own Eco footprint while guiding students to consider the demands they place on the Footprints measure humanity’s demands on nature. Remembering the four R’s of waste reduction can help us. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, and Reflect. We all need energy to live, but we must be mindful and try to have the smallest footprint possible.

Thanks to environmental designers and planners, many natural areas are being preserved for future generations. Learn what an environmental designer does and how their work benefits us. In this show, we will also take a look at how cost effective it is to use recycled products. A comparison study is done between the price of products of recycled materials vs. products of conventional materials.

This series produced by the SC Department of Education and ETV with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Services (DHEC) focuses on environmental education in short, concise minute programs that schools can use in locally produced school news programs or as part of science lessons. The programs provide student awareness and promote good habits, including recycling. Topics include oil leaks, greenhouse effect, renewable resources, packaging and styrofoam.

Take a 360 video tour of Green Energy Biofuel as the founder, "Bio Joe" Renwick explains the process for recycles waste vegetable oil and cooking oil into usable, clean biofuel.

The Eye Wonder team investigates how plastics are recycled. D.V. starts by seeing how plastics are separated and compressed into bails, then follows their journey as they are processed and recycled into things like fibers and fiber fill to be made into things like couch filler or even clothing.

You'll be surprised what recycled aluminum is used to make!

Elizabeth Rosinski from DHEC tells us what to recycle and how to reuse some of the recyclables.

This program, developed by DHEC and ITV, celebrates Earth Day. Topics covered are heart health, stopping smoking, bicycle safety, run-off pollution, nutrition, environmentally sustainable buildings, beach/river sweep, wetlands, brown fields, lead paint, buying recycled products, recycling and dog safety.

Find out how to recycle glass products.

Learn where garbage is taken and what can be recycled.

What happens when someone pours used oil on the ground or down a storm drain? Find out now!

John Tutor and Why Junior joins Earth Today explains why recycling is important, what is composting and what can be recycled.

Reef-X documents how decommissioned military equipment is cleaned, carefully prepared, and then placed in the ocean bed to build reefs off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina.

A marine artificial reef is an added substrate positioned on a flat, featureless, sandy ocean bottom. The reef is totally natural, with the exception of the structure on which it grows. Natural reefs occur on rocky outcroppings, such as limestone ledges, and are found in small areas. Artificial reefs are created using recycled sunken ships, barges, boats, and bridges. Marine organisms attach to the structures and, after a few years, it is hard to tell the difference between a natural and an artificial reef.

For Sylvester Oestricher, working for a company that is looking to the future is important. As a roll cart driver, Oestricher collects recycle from area schools and businesses. His job is not only important because of what he does but it was also important to him to preserve the planet for his children.

* South Carolina educators, please register for an account on to gain access to these resources.


American Education Week – Nov. 16-20

National Education Support Professionals Day (Nov. 18)

Tell a teacher and support staff how much they are appreciated! The show it by learning something new that interests you on! Be sure to spread the word to those you care about! Try out our November Factoids and make it a habit every day to learn something new! Check our Factoids daily! They are located under our Series, and are called Factoids By the Month.


National Rural Health Day – Nov. 19

View our KnowItAll Healthy! Collection.



National Child’s Day/Universal Children’s Day – Nov. 20

View content by grade level:


Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 26

We hope you will enjoy your Thanksgiving in the best of health! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at South Carolina ETV!


National Day of Listening - StoryCorps – Nov. 26-27


National Day of Mourning (Native American ancestors) – Nov. 26

National Native American Heritage Day – Nov. 27


Explore our Series



*South Carolina educators: When the new website is available in November, we will be working to make all lesson plans from LearningWhy available on and only one log-in will be needed. This is currently a work-in-progress. Please bear with us and thank you for your patience.

180 Days: Hartsville  

A Minute with Miles  

America At Its Best*  

America On the Move*  

American Graduate



Ask an Author  

Auntie Karen’s Place  

Baker’s Dozen*  

Between the Waters  

Beyond Barbados: The Carolina Connection  

Big Picture  

Blythewood History  

Career Aisle - Career Explorations! Collection (Included here because the Collection contains a number of Series)  

Career Aisle Technology Education Center Videos  

Carolina Classrooms  

Carolina Money  

Carolina Stories  

Character Minutes  

Circle of Inheritance  

Climate Change  

Club Write*  

Congaree Swamp Stories  

Conversations on SC History  

Conversations with SC Writers  

Conversations with Scientists & Astronauts  

Creating a Career with the Arts in Mind  

Creating a Career with the Media Arts in Mind  

Cursive Handwriting A*  

Cursive Handwriting B*  

Destination: SC Parks  

Detective Bonz and the SC History Mystery  

Digital Traditions  

diSCovering Science  

Earth Today  

Earth Today Kid Minutes  

EdAware: Eat Smart, Move More  

Environmental Ed  

Environmental Minutes  

ETV Shorts  

ETV Stock Market Program  

Expeditions Shorts  

Eye on the Past  

Eye Wonder  

Factoids by the Month  

Facts of Congress*  

Flight School*  

Flu PSAs – Illness Prevention Tips & Wash Hands Song  

Foreign Language Scholastic Series – French*  

Foreign Language Scholastic Series – Spanish*  

Foreign Language: French  

Foreign Language: German  

Foreign Language: Spanish  

Generations of Heroes  

Gettysburg: The Soldier’s Battle*  


Hanover House  

Healthy Hannah’s Healthy Choice Heroes  

Hirsch Armory Panels  

History In A Nutshell  

History of Arts Education in SC  

History of SC Slide Collection  

Hobby Shop  

Holocaust Forum

Hot Jobs

I Made It…You Can, Too  

Idella Bodie’s Ghost Tour: A Writer’s Guide  

Idella Bodie’s SC Women

Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick  

Inside Storytelling  

James Otis Lecture Series  

Journeys to Living Labs*  

Keep It Real (for ages 14 and up)  

Kids Work!  

La Ropa Sucia  

Legacy of Leadership  

Let’s Go!  

Let’s Go! CAREERS  

Letter TV*  

Letter TV II*  

Letter TV III*  

Lexington County Courthouse: 200 Years of Service  

Literary Tour of South Carolina  

Magical Theater of Music  

Making Dollars From $ense  

Making It Grow  

Mama Phonics  

Math in the Middle of Design  

Math in the Middle of Motion  

Meet the Helpers  

Mia’s Music*  

NASA Online

Natural State  

Nature Comes Back – 25 Years After Chernobyl  

Nature Notes with Rudy Mancke  


On the Other Hand 

Original SC 

Palmetto Heritage 

Palmetto Leaders 

Palmetto Places  

Palmetto Scene  

Palmetto Special 

Palmetto Voices 

Parks Adventures Minutes 

Pee Dee Explorer 


Planter at the Gate 

Posie Paints*  

Powder Magazine Museum 

Primitive Tools  

Project Discovery 

Project Discovery Revisited 

Project Lead SC 

Reading, Safety & Internet Safety Minutes 

Ready To Vote 

Reconstruction 360 

Ring People 

Riverbanks Roundup 

Riverbanks Roundup Bits 


Road Trip Through SC Civil Rights History

Safe Students Safe Schools 

Safety City 

Sandlapper Online 

Sandlapper’s Corner  

SC Life 

SCETV Series & Specials

Scholastic American History Series*  

Scholastic Children’s Stories*  

Science Splash 

SciShorts in Foreign Languages 

Short Takes with Naturalist Rudy Mancke 

Smart Cat

South Carolina African American History Calendar 

South Carolina Elects Its Leaders 

South Carolina Geography 

South Carolina Hall of Fame

 South Carolina Public Radio - Podcasts

South Carolina State House Specials: Legends and Legacy 

South Carolinians in WWII  

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution (Videos)

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Podcasts (Walter Edgar's Journal Podcasts from SC Public Radio)  

Standard Deviants TV*

Stories Behind the Carols We Love to Sing 

Storytime with SCETV 

Take on the South 

Teaching American History in SC 

Tick Tock Minutes*  

Tune Up to Literacy 

Turner to Cézanne 

Tuskegee Airmen 

Walter Edgar’s Journal  

Web of Water  

What Works SC 

Where the Jobs Are: Exploring Career Clusters 

Wilkins Awards 

Women Vision SC 

World War I Symposium – Lander University 

Your Path, Your Journey 

Youth Services  

Zoo Minutes  


Or Peruse our Collections


Our Collections allow you to zero-in on topics that are of interest to you during monthly observations or at any time during the year! View the Topics for more specific information.

About Persons with Disabilities  

African American History

All Interactives  

Animal Lovers  


Armed Forces Day  

Career Explorations!  

Confederate Flag, SC History  

Constitution Day  

Dive in…to Knowitall  

Environmental Awareness  

ETV StreamlineSC  

Explore South Carolina  

Ghosts & Legends of SC  


Higher Education & Workforce Development  

Hispanic Heritage  


Holocaust Remembrance    

Jazz (under Music Collection)

KnowItAll Healthy!

KnowItAll Interns  

Libraries, Literature & Learning

Martin Luther King  

Memorial Day  

Music Collection

Native American Heritage  

Noted South Carolinians


Professional Development  

Programs for Students  

Remembering 9/11  

South Carolina Counties  

Space Exploration  

Sports in South Carolina  

Student Gallery

Teacher Resources  


Veterans Day  

Virtual Field Trips & Tours  

Wars & Conflicts  

What’s New!  

Women in Leadership  

Women’s History  


New on


November Factoids


Be sure to review our KnowItAll blogs!

They provide dates and links to resources each month. You may be surprised by all the topics you'll find!

As always, we invite your comments and questions.

We would love to hear from you!