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This month, we have nine new Knowitall Tutorials that we hope will be helpful in using!

These tutorials have been created to assist you in these areas: (1) Introduction(2) Searching(3) Subjects(4) Series(5) Collections(6) Teacher Resources(7) Blog(8) Types of Content, and (9) Google Classroom. The tutorials are easy to locate by going to Collections and then click on the first icon, About Knowitall. Scroll down below the Topics and you’ll see all of the tutorials, #1 through #9.

We also want you to introduce you to a wide assortment of media related to the observances for October, including ArchaeologyHealth LiteracyHispanic Heritage, and National Bullying Prevention Months, plus Teen Read WeekNational Friends of Libraries WeekFire Prevention WeekInternational Day of the GirlUnited Nations Day and Halloween!


Also premiering this month is Episode 3 of History In A Nutshell, ​Birth of the Constitution!

This episode, Birth Of The Constitution, will cover how the U.S. Constitution came to be, and the previous documents leading up to it: The Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation. Another important note about this episode is that it will take a different approach compared to other content we have on Knowitall, and will cover why the Articles of Confederation failed. There are many reasons why, of course, but this will cover the main reasons why it simply did not work.  Along with the video itself, a supplementary photo gallery is provided. View now! 


And on Friday, October 5, our very best wishes to YOU for a happy and satisfying World Teachers’ Day!


Dates for Your Calendar


October Is Archaeology Month – View Our  NEW Archaeology Collection!


Be sure to view the individual assets from the collection hereJust scroll down below the Series.


October Is Health Literacy Month - View Our “Knowitall Healthy!” Collection!

As cold and flu seasons begin, please take a look at our Knowitall Healthy! Collection, which instills sound health practices that can be utilized throughout the year. The Series in this Collection include these and more!




Hispanic Heritage Month - Through Oct. 15, 2018 – View the Collection!

View the wide assortment of content in this Collection and learn about our Hispanic heritage, including these titles and more!




National Bullying Prevention Month - View “Project Lead SC” and “Palmetto Voices”

Traditionally held the first week in October, the event has been expanded to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month. 

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. 

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.


Visit Your School Library, Public Library & Our “Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection”

During Teen Read Week & National Friends of Libraries Week

Teen Read Week - Oct. 7-13, 2018

The continuing message of the Teen Read Week initiative is to encourage 12-18 year olds to "Read For The Fun Of It". Each year, an annual theme allows YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) to focus on timely topics and teen interests. View the resources in the Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection and see what may be of interest to teens you know and love!

National Friends of Libraries Week - Oct. 21-27, 2017

Libraries and Friends of Libraries groups across the country will be celebrating the 13th annual National Friends of Libraries Week!




Fire Prevention Week – Oct. 7-13, 2018 – View These Videos


International Day of the Girl - Oct. 11, 2018

View these Series & Collections that place the spotlight on women who have made a difference!





United Nations Day - Oct. 24, 2018 - Visit “Periscope


For Halloween - Oct. 31, 2018 - View Our “Ghosts and Legends of South Carolina”

We have some great ghost stories that will captivate your students! From Alice of the Hermitage to Bubba, from Lizard Man to Stumphouse Tunnel, these stories will “shiver your timbers!”


Don’t Forget to Check Out…

What’s New on Knowitall (2018-2019)

Yes, we have a place just for that on! It’s on the Collections page—just scroll down to the What’s New icon and select 2018-2019.



Knowitall Tutorials (Scroll down past Series)

Hanover House



*List includes all content added during Summer 2018

27:Fifty (Full Series Now Available)

Carolina Journal

Let's Go!

Palmetto Scene

Expeditions Shorts with Patrick McMillan


Each month, be sure to visit our Knowitall Factoids and use them frequently to extend learning throughout the month!

The October Factoids are here. You can find them each month under Collections as Knowitall Factoids by Month



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As always, we encourage you to contact us with your questions and comments. Thank you!