Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a new, modern, graphical interface and improved navigation based on feedback from both existing customers and student users. The design helps kids explore the product and gain comfort with database searching.

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World Book Activity Corner

Activity Corner offers thousands of activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more. Every craft also contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved in its entirety to your personal computer.

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World Book Discover

World Book Discover offers differentiated instruction to meet the needs of reluctant readers, ELL, ESL, and adult literacy students. It includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research and translation tools, multimedia, and interactive video to draw students into curriculum-related topics and subjects relevant to older students.

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L’Encyclopédie Découverte

L’Encyclopédie Découverte offers World Book’s excellent editorial content and rich media in Canadian French. Based on World Book’s Student Discovery Encyclopedia, L’Encyclopédie Découverte is written by expert contributors at a reading level appropriate for younger users who are native speakers and readers of French, as well as older students and adults for whom French is a second language. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, and a wealth of engaging activities.

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Social Studies Power

Social Studies Power by World Book surrounds varied lesson content with rich multimedia, read-aloud text, literacy tools, and geography basics to provide a well-rounded learning experience for students and an effective instructional tool for their educators. More than 100 lessons are presented in differentiated versions to meet the varying learning capabilities of upper elementary students. Animated maps, colorful art, and interactive quizzes keep students alert and engaged in the content. Links to local resources support social studies learning at the community level.

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National Geographic: People, Animals and the World

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World provides unlimited access to content that attracts, engages and informs students, educators, researchers and general readers. Includes full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, peoples & cultures, full-text National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 to the present, 325 videos on topics ranging from the Islamic world to the lifestyle of Beluga whales, 600 National Geographic downloadable images, and 655 full-color maps and atlases to support student learning and recreational and business travelers. More information about National Geographic Kids: Common Core and Geography Standards is available at http://nglibrary.ngs.org/KidsCommonCore

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Early Peoples

Early Peoples by World Book allows students in Grade 3 to 10 explore the life, history, culture, and facts of ancient civilization and early people in the world. World Book’s Early Peoples series is a 16-volume collection that examines such ancient civilizations of the Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, amongst others. Six of the volumes cover North America’s Native Americans and Mayan and Aztec cultures. Each volume contains fascinating sections about the origins and rise of each civilization or culture; social structure and the role of women; methods of warfare; daily life and customs; diet; housing; legal system; religion, spiritual beliefs, and holidays; advances in science; arts and crafts; eventual decline; and the culture’s legacy in the modern world.

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Early World of Learning

The Early World of Learning offers a wealth of resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills. The Early World of Learning uses narrated stories with word-by-word highlighting, interactive games, interactive reference material for beginners, and more to help young learners build vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, and reading fluency.

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Dramatic Learning

World Book Classroom’s Dramatic Learning uses dramatic readings of plays to help students gain reading fluency, understand core concepts, and internalize content. With ties to curriculum correlations and a wealth of surrounding material, including activities, lesson plans, and mini-inquiry projects, Dramatic Learning ties World Book’s differentiated content to a way of learning that excites students and teachers alike!

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Science Power

Science Power uses engaging and visually rich multimedia lessons to teach on-level and differentiated lesson content to upper elementary-age children. The site is correlated to popular science textbooks as well as state/provincial standards, and includes differentiated content to help struggling readers master the material.

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World Book Kids

Based on the World Book’s Student Discovery Encyclopedia, this encyclopedia’s content is chosen and written for younger readers. Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enhance learning. Teacher resources available.

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Living Green

Living Green by World Book Science Encyclopedia. Learn all about environmental issues and green living practices in this comprehensive set. Titles in the Living Green books set examine the environmental impact of every aspect of modern life, from the water bottles we purchase, to the cars we drive, to the food we buy. The volumes also reveal how governments and individuals can work together to reduce our collective carbon footprint and living green.

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Inventions and Discoveries

Inventions and Discoveries have changed people’s lives throughout history. Many of the things we use every day are the result of thousands of years of invention and discoveries. World Book’s Inventions and Discoveries explores a fascinating collection of objects and ideas that have changed how we live today. This 12-volume set will satisfy the curiosity of any child wishing to learn about the invention of both transformative and everyday items, from the steam engine to the toothbrush. Inventions and Discoveries is “highly recommended” by Library Media Connection. The content corresponds to science and social studies curricula for grades 3-9.

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Biography in Context

Biography In Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Just like other Gale In Context products, it’s a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that’s updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user.

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