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Images from Knowitall content featured in September 2018

This month, we share content for International Literacy Day through our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection, and we remember our heroes from September 11, 2001. We explore our Hispanic Heritage, and we celebrate Constitution Day. We also take a moment to remind you of two great resources that work together to benefit South Carolina educators—LearningWhy and Knowitall!


September Dates for Your Calendar and Related Knowitall 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 - October 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 CollectionThe September Factoids are here, and they connect these dates to content on Knowitall—to extend the learning throughout the month!


What's New on Take a look!

We want to recap some of the content that has been added over the summer months because we don’t want you to miss a thing! You can always check here to be kept up-to-date on all recent additions. 



Expeditions Shorts with Patrick McMillan


Let's Go!


Palmetto Scene


History In A Nutshell


Ready to Vote


Storyfest 2018

(South Carolina State Library – Knowitall Content Partner)


Young Minds Dreaming 2018

(South Carolina State Library – Knowitall Content Partner)


A Reminder to Register Now for an Account on LearningWhy

Gain Access to Lesson Plans and Content Available Exclusively to SC Educators!

As you settle in to the new school year, we offer a reminder that we have two great resources—Knowitall and LearningWhythat support each other with lesson plans and media assets. All of the content from both websites is available with one log-in!

Our StreamlineSC Collection on Knowitall contains a number of videos that are available exclusively to South Carolina educators

To gain access to all of the 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 all of the series listed below.


ETV StreamlineSC Collection

Please note:

* Indicates the series has rights restrictions and is available only to SC educators.

* Please register for a free account on LearningWhy for lesson plans and access to all videos.

 180 Days: Hartsville

  A Minute with Miles

*America On The Move

  Auntie Karen’s Place

*Baker’s Dozen

  Big Picture

  Carolina Stories

  Character Minutes

  Circle of Inheritance

Club Write

   Conversations on South Carolina History with Dr. Walter Edgar

   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

  diSCovering Science

  Earth Today

  Earth Today Kid Minutes

  EdAware: Eat Smart, Move More

  Environmental Ed

  Environmental Minutes

  ETV Stock Market Program

  Eye on the Past

  Eye Wonder

Facts of Congress

Flight School

Foreign Language Scholastic Series – French

Foreign Language Scholastic Series – Spanish

  Foreign Language: French – First Step, Next Step, Another Step

  Foreign Language: German – First Step, Next Step, Another Step

  Foreign language: Spanish – First Step, Next Step, Another Step

Gettysburg: The Soldier’s Battle

  Healthy Hannah’s Healthy Choice Heroes

  Holocaust Forum

 I della Bodie’s SC Women

  Inside Storytelling

Journey to Living Labs

Letter TV

Letter TV II

Letter TV III

  Literary Tour of South Carolina

Magic School Bus (provided by the South Carolina State Library)

   Magical Theater of Music

   Making Dollars from Sense

   Mama Phonics

   Math in the Middle of Design

   Math in the Middle of Motion

Mia’s Music

   Nature Comes Back – 25 Years After Chernobyl

   Nature Notes with Rudy Mancke


   On the Other Hand

   Palmetto Heritage

   Palmetto Leaders

   Palmetto Places

   Palmetto Special

   Parks Adventures Minutes

Posie Paints

  Powder Magazine Museum

  Primitive Tools

  Project Discovery

  Reading, Safety & Internet Safety Minutes

  Riverbanks Roundup

  Riverbanks Roundup Bits

  Safe Students Safe Schools

  Safety City

  Sandlapper’s Corner

  SC Elects Its Leaders

  SC Hall of Fame

Scholastic American History Series

Scholastic Children’s Stories

  SciShorts in Foreign Languages

  Short Takes with Naturalist Rudy Mancke

  South Carolina Geography

  South Carolina State House Specials: Legends and Legacy

  South Carolinians in World War II

Standard Deviants TV

  Stories Behind the Carols We Love to Sing

Tick Tock Minutes

  Tune Up to Literacy

  Walter Edgar’s Journal

  Where the Jobs Are: Exploring Career Clusters

  Youth Services

  • There are currently about 247 lesson plans available on LearningWhy, organized by grade, subject, topic and subtopic, and correlated to curriculum standards.


Register now on LearningWhy!

If you are interested in locating lesson plans on LearningWhy that utilize content from Knowitall, you can locate these easily!

On Knowitall go to Teacher Resources, then click on LearningWhy Lesson Plans.

There you’ll see lesson plans for these Series and Subject Areas:

Register now for access to all!



Please visit our Knowitall Factoids to extend learning throughout the month! Be sure to visit the September Factoids!


Also, stop by and see What’s New on Knowitall! It’s an easy way to stay updated on all the content recently added to Knowitall!


If you are a teacher who is using our 3D Virtual Tours on Let’s Go!, we would love to hear about these experiences in your classrooms! Please contact us!


As always, we invite you to contact us with questions or comments.


Thank you!