FCE SharkSources

FCE SharkSources is the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Social Studies Resource Center. On this page you will find resources on American government and history, contemporary social problems and issues, economics, geography, world history, sociological perspectives, school law, building a conscience, and museums.

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Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) provides access to online practice tests and ebooks for a variety of state and national standardized tests. Tests and tools included target high school, college pep, graduate school, career planning and international (citizenship, TOEFL). A portion of the database also provides access to scholarship information and college profiles.

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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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Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica

World Book has partnered with one of the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer the Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles, more than 9,000 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

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Modern Genocide

Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences also includes 300 primary sources that illustrate the process and outcome of genocide, supplying memoirs, narratives, domestic and international legal documents, as well as first-hand accounts that vividly depict the impact of destruction on entire societies as well as on individuals’ lives. These invaluable resources enable students to fully grasp the history and events of each modern genocide, and can be used as a springboard for the discussion of human and civil rights issues.

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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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Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today’s hottest social issues. This database helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

The database also includes a national and state curriculum standards search, correlated to the content that allows educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline.

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CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher contains reports on hot topic issues like bullying, gun control, and the death penalty. Reports contain critical information about the topic, a chronology, and footnotes with cited research. This database helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

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Literature Resources from Gale

Literature Resources from Gale is a search environment in which you can search several of your library’s literature databases at the same time, in a single interface designed specifically for Literature research.

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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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World Book Advanced

Full-text of the World Book Encyclopedia, Dictionary and Atlas. Includes text entries, maps, tables, sound clips, images, videos, and special reports. Downloadable ebooks from E-book Center includes thousands of fiction, and non-fiction e-books with selections in nine languages.

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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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Gale Science in Context

Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science, history and biography, this revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

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Pop Culture Universe

Pop Culture Universe OMG! Pop culture at the library! New technology (iPods, gaming, gadgets)…Internet memes and chatspeak…movies, TV, radio…music…comics and graphic novels…sports and pastimes…fads, fashion, and fast food: all things pop from the 1920’s through current times.

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