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Discus October Training Events

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October is bringing cooler temperatures and some wonderful online opportunities to learn more about the resources brought to you by Discus - South Carolina's Virtual Library!  Some of the online sessions are mini-webinars, at just 15 minutes long.  Use the links below for additional information about these free sessions.  I bolded two trainings of possible particular interested to StudySC users!

Lowcountry Digital History Initiative

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Lowcountry Digital History Initiative

The College of Charleston has created online exhibits to highlight underrepresented race, class, gender, and labor histories within the Lowcountry region, and in historically interconnected Atlantic World sites.  You can see photographs, interact with maps, view letters, and read essays on topics such as The Orangeburg Massacre, the post-emancipation Carolinas, and the Charleston Hospital Workers Movement.  These are exceptional modules for the classroom or just to learn more about unique topics in South Carolina and regional history. 

It Takes a Community

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While I was enjoying my day off on Presidents' Day, a teacher and her class were hard at work. A teacher at W.H. Chapman Elementary School in Spartanburg emailed me three problems on StudySC that her students had found on the site, all on the content dealing with famous South Carolina African-Americans. The date of birth was wrong for Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, the date of death was missing for boxer Joe Frazier, and the date of birth was written as two different dates in the linked article for Chris Rock.