Q3 2021 Report
July 1 - September 30, 2021
Videos are the number one used asset on Knowitall. Educator usage of these assets really give us a chance to see what you are currently focusing on in the classroom. The Gullah culture, Native Americans, settlement and colonial life dominate this top ten list. Check out the top 10 videos this month.
In this top video, Mary Jane Bennett shows how to make sweetgrass baskets. Sweetgrass basketry is a recognized art form from the Gullah culture. Visitors can watch women make baskets at the Charleston Market or on the nearby Sea Islands in South Carolina.
Under the leadership of H. William Close, Springs Industries, Inc., became one of the most successful textile manufacturing companies in the world. Watch this S.C Business Hall of Fame interview with Elliott Close, son of Hugh William Close.
The French and Indian War played a significant role in shaping North America as we know it today. Part two of this episode briefly takes viewers through the war itself, after the war is officially declared in 1756 (1756-1763). Find out how the results of the French and Indian War set the stage for the American colonies declaring independence from Great Britain!
Eliza Lucas was born in 1722 in Antigua and was 16 when she took charge of her father's plantation near Charles Town. This biography follows Eliza's journey.
The Catawba Indian Nation is the only federally recognized reservation in the state of South Carolina. The Catawba people have lived in the Piedmont region for over six thousand years, and today occupy about three thousand acres in Rock Hill, S.C. Kassidy Plyler from the Catawba Cultural Center provides a brief overview.
Did you know South Carolina is home to eleven Native American tribes? Students will be able to name them all after viewing this video. Students also learn about the Native American culture.
Roy Pearce helped develop Pearce–Young–Angel, a food distribution business founded by his grandfather and father, into one of the largest businesses in South Carolina, creating thousands of jobs during the past 50 years. Watch his S.C. Business Hall of Fame biography.
"Carolina Gold" was considered the favored variety of rice. This clip describes how the colonial economy boomed as a result of rice.
Before the American Revolution, the 300 mile coast line of South Carolina was known as the "Kingdom of Rice." Charleston was considered the richest city in Colonial America.
This clip from When Rice Was King explains the process in which rice is grown, and harvested.