The Mailbox® School & District

The Mailbox® School & District

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Teachers want ideas that are creative and make teaching their curriculum easier. Schools and districts want an affordable, one-stop solution to help their students succeed. The Mailbox® School & District is packed with 52,000+ fun and engaging ideas, activities, and worksheets that help inspire imaginations while teaching essential skills. For more than 40 years, The Mailbox® has been the leader in providing teacher-created ideas that work. And now your entire institution can have unlimited, simultaneous access to this incredible, growing collection at one low price.

The Mailbox® School & District’s classroom tips and tools will help educators build practical skills in the all-important area of successful classroom management—recognized as the #1 characteristic of being an effective teacher. All content is carefully planned and edited by our in-house team of former teachers. Our editors are experienced at assessing what teachers will find valuable and worth incorporating into lessons. The platform is search-based to help teachers find the materials they need quickly, and our editors have categorized the lessons and ideas in all the ways teachers teach, including grade level, curriculum area, and type (worksheet, craft, game, etc.). All of the activities and ideas in The Mailbox® School & District are educationally sound, practical, easy to use, error-free, and child-centered.

  • The Mailbox® Advantage: More than 80% of today’s teachers know The Mailbox®—and 85% of them have used The Mailbox® ideas in their classrooms. Teachers have total confidence that, when they work with an idea from The Mailbox® to introduce or reinforce a lesson, they are spending their time wisely. The Mailbox® also reminds educators how much fun teaching can be and shows them how to make learning fun for their kids. The Mailbox® School & District offers all of these advantages at an institution-wide level with no banner ads, the ability to build complete lesson plans with the Lesson Plan Builder at no additional cost, and access to activities and ideas at all grade levels from prekindergarten through grade 6.
  • A Wealth of Content: The Mailbox® School & District’s 52,000+ worksheets, crafts, forms, songs, games, graphic organizers, patterns, clip art, cards, and more span a diverse range of subjects, including language arts, math, social studies, science, classroom management, and arts and crafts. Engaging, skill-based student practice sheets are perfect for assessments, morning work, guided learning, and small-group or independent practice and homework. Teachers can easily download ideas directly to their computers (in PDF format), print them, or save them in their Collections folder or Print Packet for later.
  • By Teachers, for Teachers: Ideas and activities from The Mailbox® School & District are teacher-created, teacher-tested, and educationally sound. For each activity, our editors have followed the instructions, filled out the forms, and answered the questions to make sure there are no gaps, missing steps, or missing materials.
  • Save Time on Lesson Planning: Many teachers get less than 40 minutes of planning time a day. The Mailbox® School & District’s intuitive design and features, including its Lesson Plan Builder, make it easy for teachers to find and assemble activities and ideas quickly, saving precious time and preventing headaches. Teachers won’t have to spend another weekend planning lessons—we do much of the work for them!
  • Always Fresh and Up to Date: The Mailbox® School & District highlights new content every month, with skills and topics right when teachers need them. Eight to ten activity packets and 80–100 pages of new content are added for each grade level every month. Users can sign up for email alerts to let them know as soon as new content is available.
  • Educationally Sound Materials: The Mailbox® School & District uses a multi-pronged approach to ensure that every activity, if applicable, is labeled with the correct skill. Our editors study and refer to the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, the standards for non-Common Core states such as Virginia and Texas, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, and EngageNY’s Prekindergarten Standards as they label activities with skills. Editors also refer to a variety of textbooks and educational websites for examples of how each standard/skill is executed.
  • Lesson Plan Builder: With The Mailbox® School & District, users can create and save personalized lesson plans—comprehensive plans with activities that introduce a skill, sheets to practice it multiple times and multiple ways, an assessment that checks for understanding, and extra practice to ensure all learners get it—with all the required elements in one location, at no additional cost. The Lesson Plan Builder draws upon a collection of more than 500 lessons to help teachers assemble a personalized lesson plan that is leveled for all learners. Teachers can easily print out their lesson plans for their own use, to hand in to administrators, or for substitute teachers to use.
  • Make & Print Tools: The Mailbox® School & District allows users to customize a variety of resources, including flash cards, bingo boards, spelling lists, math tools, language arts tools, and more.
  • My Mailbox: Users who sign in to The Mailbox® School & District can save any ideas, activities, and worksheets they’ve been working on in their Collections folder. The Print Packet allows users to save multiple ideas and print them all at once with just one click—ideal for the busy teacher who finds lots of great ideas but doesn’t have time to print them out right away. Users can schedule lessons with their online planning calendar and store the lesson plans they’ve built using My Lesson Plans.

  • Available 24/7, anywhere
  • Easy-to-use, browser-based interface—no special software or hardware needed
  • Tablet/mobile friendly
  • No banner ads
  • Materials at all grades accessible—differentiate lessons for every learner
  • Correlated content that is easy to search by standards, topics, and skills
  • Easily browse for essential skills and topics with “Topics by Grade” feature
  • Unlimited download and print capability
  • Easily printable packets of collated activities and worksheets
  • Tons of seasonal and thematic ideas, crafts, and more!

The Mailbox® Comes to Learn360

We are pleased to announce that we’ve integrated a wealth of exciting new educator resources from The Mailbox® into Learn360 just in time for the new school year! Learn360 users can now access more than 1,100 printable ideas, activities, and worksheets by clicking on The Mailbox® icon on the…read more →

The Mailbox® School & District: BESSIE Winner!

Infobase is excited to announce that The Mailbox® School & District has been selected as a winner of The ComputED Gazette’s 25th Annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Productivity Tool” category. According to The ComputED Gazette…read more →

The Mailbox® School & District: EDDIE Winner!

Infobase is excited to announce that The Mailbox® School & District has been selected as a winner of The ComputED Gazette’s 22nd Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Resource Collection” category. According to The ComputED Gazett…read more →

The Mailbox® School & District: Renowned Teacher Resource Now Available to Entire Institutions

Infobase is proud to announce the launch of an exciting classroom and activity resource: The Mailbox School & District. For more than 40 years, The Mailbox has been a trusted leader in providing teacher-created ideas that work. Now, for the first time, an entire institution can have unlimited, s…read more →

Infobase Announces Acquisition of The Mailbox

New York, NY, May 12, 2017—Infobase, a New York-based educational publishing company, announced today that it has acquired The Education Center, publisher of The Mailbox and Learning® magazine. The Mailbox is an online resource with more than 50,000 learning objects, lesson plans, and ideas…read more →

25th Annual Best Educational Software Award (BESSIES), “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Productivity Tool” category

The ComputED Gazette

22nd Annual Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “Teacher Tools: Online Teacher Resource Collection” category

The ComputED Gazette

“Infobase’s answer to the classic teacher’s nightmare…No more late night or weekend marathons putting together lesson plans…User-friendly and easily searchable, The Mailbox® is an elegant solution to what used to be a persistent dilemma…[The Mailbox® is] sure to impact 21st Century education.”

The ComputED Gazette

Learn360

Learn360

K-12 Streaming Media Collection

Learn360 logo

K-12 Schools & Districts

About This Product

Learn360 is the ultimate streaming multimedia resource for K–12 schools—the complete district solution. Teachers, students, and parents can access more than 182,000 media resources on any Internet-enabled device, anytime, anywhere, and engaging content landing pages make it easy to find the wealth of videos, interactives, printables, audio content, and maps and flags. The entire site and all landing pages can be filtered by grade level (all grades, elementary, or middle/high) for targeted browsing. Plus, Learn360 just keeps getting better with exciting enhancements including easier playlist creation, improved search features, and an improved standards interface.

Learn360’s enhanced, state-of-the-art platform makes it a powerful tool for flipped classrooms, blended instruction, project-based learning, and 1:1 environments. Its media resources are provided by more than 560 top educational content providers, and that number is continually growing. Learn360 currently serves more than 22 million students in 26,900+ schools across the United States and Canada.

  • Vetted, safe, ad-free content
  • Available 24/7—on-site or remote access
  • Browse and filter entire site and all landing pages by grade ranges
  • Engaging content landing pages make it easy to find the wealth of videos, interactives, printables, audio content, and maps and flags
  • Fully responsive interface provides a seamless user experience on any type of device
  • Browser-based—no special software or hardware needed
  • More than 182,000 media resources across all subjects, including:
    • Full-length videos
    • Video clips
    • Newsreels
    • Teacher guides
    • Interactive games and lessons
    • Student activities and worksheets
    • Audiobooks
    • Music tracks
    • Sound effects
    • Audio and video speeches
    • Science diagrams and experiments
    • Images
    • Encyclopedia articles
    • Fact sheets
    • Math activities
    • Maps and flags
    • Timelines
    • Spanish-language content
    • And more!
  • More than 1,300 interactives to help engage students and increase their understanding of key concepts
  • More than 1,100 printable ideas, activities, and worksheets from The Mailbox®
  • Subjects include Career Development, Engineering & Technology, English/Language Arts, Health & Guidance, History, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, and World Languages, plus titles on teaching practices and professional development
  • Add content to lesson plans and LMSs
  • Create interactive video quizzes using full videos, segments, custom content, and Web Channels—an excellent tool for remote education and assessments
  • Downloadable content makes bandwidth issues irrelevant
  • Exportable metadata makes it possible to integrate Learn360 content within any system
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly—will work on all tablets and smartphones
  • All video content correlated to Common Core, national, state, provincial, IB, C3 Framework for Social Studies, College Board AP, AASL, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards as well as 21st Century Skills
  • New content added regularly
  • Easily create and share playlists—use premade clips, full videos, or custom segments to engage students
  • Keyword tags for all content, linking to related material
  • Share content to Google Classroom, plus Class Sync and Assignment creation tools
  • Save content directly to Google Drive
  • Add a personalized video introduction to any playlist you create to provide an overview or give context to the videos in the playlist—perfect for distance learning and flipped classrooms!
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Harvard formats
  • Option to add your own custom content or external video content from educational Web Channels or YouTube
  • Monthly calendar of key events and holidays for research suggestions and ideas
  • A variety of integration options and partners, including Schoology, Canvas, itslearning, and D2L
  • Captions and searchable, interactive transcripts for thousands of titles
  • Free MARC records for video, audio, and interactive content
  • Embed persistent and authenticated content links into leading discovery tools, social media platforms, and learning management systems
  • Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • Customizable platform includes home page features, account preferences, school branding, and the ability to build your own sliders
  • “Did You Mean?” search suggestions
  • Read Aloud tool for text content
  • Single sign-on (Clever, ClassLink, Edmodo, Microsoft, or Google), LDAP, and IP authentication
  • Seamless LTI integration
  • Google Sign-In allows users to easily access Learn360 with their Google credentials
  • Comprehensive admin portal with COUNTER 5 reporting and SUSHI exporting
  • Searchable Support Center with valuable help materials, how-to tips, tutorials, and live help chat.

Central Middle School, Honolulu, HI:
Hawaiian middle school leverages streaming media for personalized instruction and highly productive, self-directed learning.

Infobase Adds New Enhancements to Learn360, Making the Ultimate Resource for K-12 Schools

Reintroducing Learn360 with new playlist editors, predictive filtering, fully responsive new design, and more! NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today Infobase Holdings, the award-winning provider of the Infobase Media Cloud and the Infobase Learning Cloud, announced exciting new enhancem…read more →

New Video Quiz Feature Can Help Increase Student Engagement and Aid Assessment

Infobase is pleased to announce that a new video quiz feature has been added to Learn360 for K–12 schools and districts, Classroom Video On Demand for high schools, and Films On Demand for colleges and universities. An excellent tool for remote education and assessments, this feature allows admins…read more →

The Mailbox® Comes to Learn360

We are pleased to announce that we’ve integrated a wealth of exciting new educator resources from The Mailbox® into Learn360 just in time for the new school year! Learn360 users can now access more than 1,100 printable ideas, activities, and worksheets by clicking on The Mailbox® icon on the…read more →

Don’t Miss Our Facebook Live Event on Watermelon Magic!

Behold the life cycle of a watermelon seed through stop-action filming! Join Infobase for Content Conversations for Educators: A Look Behind the Stop-Action Scenes of Spring Garden Pictures’ Watermelon Magic!, a special Facebook Live event on Wednesday 7/22 at 2:30 p.m. ET! We will be hosting …read more →

Teaching the YouTube Generation—Get the New Case Study

Resources for self-guided learning and personalized instruction for the “YouTube generation” are in high demand. Made in partnership with School Library Journal, our new case study—”Hawaiian Middle School Leverages Streaming Media for Personalized Instruction and Highly Productive, Self-…read more →

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate Earth Day from Home with Learn360!

It’s Earth Day’s 50th Birthday! This year we might be celebrating Earth Day from indoors, but there are still many things we can all do to protect our planet. We’ve created a colorful, interactive infographic you can easily share with your students. Click the video camera icon in e…read more →

Learn360: New COVID-19 Video for Students

An accessible new video from producer Slim Goodbody is now available on Learn360 to help educate young students about coronavirus in language they can easily understand. In the short video, titled COVID-19, Slim discusses the COVID-19 pandemic to children in an easy-to-understand, nonthreatening man…read more →

Learn360: Features for Distance Learning

Learn360 is an indispensable resource for virtual instruction, with a variety of tools and features that make it easy for students to continue their studies and research remotely, especially during these challenging times. Here are some examples educators can use: NEW—Add YouTube videos to the Lea…read more →

New Feature for Virtual Instruction: Add YouTube Content to Learn360 and Classroom Video On Demand Platforms

With schools closing, Infobase has been working with educators to find a way to allow them to continue teaching remotely. With that aim in mind, Learn360 for K–12 schools and districts and Classroom Video On Demand for high schools now have a new feature that allows users with Teacher, Administrat…read more →

Video Spotlight—Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

Renowned mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away on February 24 at the age of 101. Her remarkable story is explored in the film Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson from producer MotionMasters. We are pleased to offer this fascinating documentary as part of Films On Demand for academic li…read more →

“The Best Tools for Back to School”

Tech & Learning’s Award of Excellence

“Best Remote/Blended Learning Tools for Primary Grades” category

Tech & Learning‘s Award of Excellence

Education Software Review Award (EDDIES), “Multi-Level Multimedia Resource Website” category

The ComputED Gazette

ISTE Best of Show Award

Tech & Learning

Best Educational Software Award (BESSIES), “Multi-Level Online Multimedia Courseware” category

The ComputED Gazette

Readers’ Choice Award

eSchool News

Award of Excellence, “Best Upgraded Products” category (Two-Time Winner)

Tech & Learning

“A multimedia resource for K–12…engaging, engrossing, and all-important these days…[Learn360 is] sure to impact 21st Century education.”

The ComputED Gazette

“With content for grades Pre-K through 12th, Learn360…is a priceless treasure trove of everything from live videos to science diagrams, music tracks and audio books….Learn360 provides plenty of multimedia content across the curriculum to engage, enrich, and excel….[Its] media resources are very high quality and professionally designed—an asset to libraries as well as classrooms….We are pleased to recommend this product.”

The ComputED Gazette

“We are truly impressed with the upgrades in Admin functionality…. [Learn360] has done an outstanding job of reinventing the service—not only the back-end but also with the upgrade in content.”

Gina Krainchich, Director of Educational Media Services, The Catholic Telemedia Network

World Cinema Collection

World Cinema Collection

Access Video on Demand logo

Public Libraries

About This Product

This unique collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, masterpieces from the mid-20th century, and contemporary films from around the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries worldwide—making it perfect for populations with diverse cultures and multicultural programs.

The World Cinema Collection is an exciting companion to Access Video On Demand—the ultimate streaming resource for your online community. Ask for a free trial of both today!

Some World Cinema titles contain mature themes or content; viewer discretion is advised.

  • German film – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and M, Josef Von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, Walter Ruttmann’s Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis, multiple films by F. W. Murnau and G. W. Pabst (including Pandora’s Box and Diary of a Lost Girl), as well as films by Paul Leni, Robert Siodmak, and Robert Wiene.
  • French film – Georges Méliès’s seminal work A Trip to the Moon, as well as films by Jean Renoir (Rules of the Game and Diary of a Chambermaid), Luis Buñuel’s France-based work (including An Andalusian Dog, Tristana, and Age of Gold), and René Clair (The Million).
  • Japanese film – 16 films by Akira Kurosawa (including Rashomon, Drunken Angel, and Stray Dog), 21 films by Kenji Mizoguchi (including The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, Sansho the Bailiff, and Ugetsu), 16 films by Yasujirō Ozu (including Tokyo Story; I Was Born, But…; and Late Spring), and films by contemporary directors such as Juzo Itami and Kazuyoshi Okuyama.
  • American film – multiple titles from Buster Keaton (including The General and Steamboat Bill Jr.), D. W. Griffith (including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance), Charlie Chaplin, and others representing the best of early American cinema, plus films by Douglas Sirk, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, Ida Lupino, Orson Welles, Busby Berkeley, and more, covering the golden age of Hollywood.
  • Soviet, Eastern European, and Central Asian film – 10 films by Sergei Eisenstein (including Battleship Potemkin, October, Strike, and Ivan the Terrible), and award-winning contemporary films from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Georgia (including When Father Was Away on Business, Fine Dead Girls, and A Wonderful Night in Split).
  • British film – the pre-Hollywood work of major British directors like Alfred Hitchcock (including The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes, and The Man Who Knew Too Much) and Michael Anderson (1984and The Naked Edge).
  • African film – Cairo Station by Youssef Chahine, six films by Ousmane Sembène (including Black Girl a.k.a. La Noire de…, and The Curse a.k.a. Xala), two films by Flora Gomes (Those Whom Death Refused and Tree of Blood), and acclaimed contemporary films.
  • Italian film – classics from Vittorio De Sica (including The Bicycle Thief and Two Women), Federico Fellini (including La Dolce Vita and Variety Lights), and Roberto Rossellini (including Paisan; Rome, Open City; and Journey to Italy), as well as films by Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Giuseppe De Santis.
  • Indian film – 14 films by Satyajit Ray (including Pather Panchali, The World of Apu, Aparajito, and The Big City), as well as films by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Partho Sen-Gupta, and Rajesh Shera.
  • Chinese-language film – the 1993 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige), Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu), films by King Hu (Dragon Gate Inn, Touch of Zen, The Fate of Lee Khan, and Raining in the Mountain), Zhang Yimou’s most famous films (The Story of Qiu Ju, Red Sorghum, and Ju Dou), as well as films by Tsai Ming-Liang (The River and Vive L’Amour).
  • Latin American film – classics from Glauber Rocha (Black God, White Devil; Antonio das Mortes; and Entranced Earth), 12 of Luis Buñuel’s Mexico-based productions (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner Viridiana, The Exterminating Angel, and Simon of the Desert), and award-winning films by directors from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba, Chile, and Ecuador.
  • Turkish and Middle Eastern film – seven films by Turkish director Yılmaz Güney (including Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Way a.k.a. Yol, and Hope a.k.a. Umut) as well as award-winning films from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine (including The Kite, The White Meadows, and Toll Booth).
  • Caribbean film – contemporary films from Curaçao, Cuba, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago distributed by ArtMattan Productions, a leading distributor of films from the African diaspora.

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles. Using the Custom Segment tool, users may create customized segments of specific scenes from a film, which can be embedded, shared, and saved.

  • Unlimited access from any location—on-site or or off
  • Public performance rights and no copyright infringement worries
  • Includes masterpieces and award-winners directed by:
    • Fritz Lang
    • Georges Méliès
    • Jean Renoir
    • Luis Buñuel
    • Akira Kurosawa
    • Yasujirō Ozu
    • Sergei Eisenstein
    • Alfred Hitchcock
    • Ida Lupino
    • Mahamat Saleh Haroun
    • Dana Rotberg
    • Frank Capra
    • Michael Powell
    • Ousmane Sembène
    • Federico Fellini
    • Roberto Rossellini
    • Zhang Yimou
    • King Hu
    • Glauber Rocha
    • Yılmaz Güney
    • Satyajit Ray
    • Roy William Neill
    • …and many more!

California Newsreel
Films Sans Frontières
Global Lens
ArtMattan Productions

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

Just for Kids Streaming Collection

Just for Kids Access Video

Public Libraries

About This Product

The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons. Plus, the collection is ideal for librarians hosting a video storytelling hour, activities for preschoolers and early learners, an after-school or ESL/ELL program, homework help for students, or resources for homeschoolers that they can access anywhere, anytime.

  • ABCs & 123s – fun and educational content on the alphabet, learning to read, and numbers and counting, as well as TV shows that are just for fun. Sesame Street, Zumbers, Boom and Reds, Van Dogh, This Is Daniel Cook, This Is Emily Yeung, Raggs, Mickey’s Farm, Atomic BettySkatoony, Miss BG, and more are all here!
  • Arts & Music – inspiring content on arts and crafts, dance, and music, including the Art with Joy series and the award-winning 42-part series The Toy Castle.
  • Health & PE – videos on sports and other activities—including baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and hockey—plus songs and videos aimed at helping children make and keep friends, build character and manage conflict, develop healthy habits, stay safe, and understand people with special needs, including the song collection Healthy Habits for Early Learners and video series such as Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodJust Like You, and Moving Up to Middle School.
  • History – engaging, educational U.S. and world history content, with special sections for biographies and videos about inventions. Young patrons can find the U.S. Government video series, The Presidents’ Rap song collection, and videos such as Famous ExplorersHistory of Transportation, Harriet Tubman and Her Escape to FreedomArchaeology: Can You Dig It?, and History’s Biggest Mistakes here.
  • Math – hundreds of video and music titles, as well as interactives, covering the basic principles of mathematics plus addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and math in daily life from acclaimed producers such as Apperson and Common Core 4 Kids.
  • Peoples & Places – enlightening and fascinating films on countries and cultures, holidays and celebrations, and people in the community, including World of Wonders Costa Rica, Finland, JordanLaosMexico, and many more.
  • Reading & Writing – engaging videos from Reading Rainbow, Nelvana, Rabbit Ears Entertainment, and other producers that bring to life Franklin the Turtle, the Berenstain Bears, and hundreds of beloved children’s books and stories. Young patrons will also find educational videos and audio recordings on grammar, vocabulary, and English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) from The Electric Company, Mazzarella Media, Sunburst Visual Media, Chip Taylor Productions, and more.
  • Sciences – a generous collection of videos, songs, and interactives that make science fun, covering basic principles as well as topics such as computers and technology; the human body; outer space; plants, animals, and insects; and weather and the environment. Videos include the Xploration StationLittle Smart Planet, Animal Atlas, The Fixies, and Full Proof: Scientific Experiments Outdoors.
  • World Languages – fun foreign-language audio and video titles as well as titles designed to teach children foreign languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and American Sign Language.
  • Interactives – informative interactives that test reading comprehension, science and math learning modules from Learnetic that support applied learning, and engaging games on a variety of subjects—including math, language arts, geography, and science—that enhance the crucial concepts, themes, ideas, and fact sets taught in the classroom.

  • More than 9,000 videos, audio titles, and interactive games, puzzles, and quizzes
  • Unlimited, simultaneous access, on-site or off
  • Fully responsive and mobile friendly
  • High-interest videos from top producers and brands, including Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Common Core 4 Kids, Jim Henson Company, and Rabbit Ears Entertainment
  • Hundreds of interactive learning modules from Learnetic—perfect for enhancing studies in math and science outside the classroom
  • Content organized into kid-friendly categories that make videos easy to find and enjoy—including All About Nature, Books & Stories Brought to Life, Homework Help, TV Shows (Older Kids), and TV Shows (Younger Kids), plus educational topics such as ABCs & 123s, Arts & Music, Reading & Writing, and more
  • Public performance rights to facilitate library programming for kids and their parents
  • Full language support with Google Translate on all descriptions, transcripts, and navigation
  • Captioning and searchable, interactive transcripts
  • Free MARC records for every video
  • Colorful and appealing, user-friendly design
  • Uses HTTPS in our continued effort to protect the security and privacy of our users
  • Marketing tools to increase patron awareness

  • A kid-safe environment branded “Just for Kids”—all content is reviewed, vetted, and ad-free
  • Entertaining, educational, age-appropriate, and easily accessible content with a focus on early literacy and early elementary students
  • Create and enhance library programming opportunities for kids and their parents
  • Freedom from inventory hassles and damaged DVDs

Sesame Street
The Electric Company
Learnetic
OOOM, LLC
Professor Child
The Television Syndication Company
Genuine Pictures, Inc
McIntyre Media Inc
Inside Science
Apperson
Ocean Today
Jordan Music Productions
BECON
Common Core 4 Kids
Sunburst Visual Media
Chip Taylor Communications, LLC
AWOL Animation
GAPC Entertainment, Inc.
Jim Henson Company
JoyUs Productions
Sound Venture
Youth Sports Club
Language Tree
Visual Learning
Distribution360
Mazzarella Media
Motion Pictures Distribution
Bellum Enterainment/Midori Entertainment
Just Like You Films
Skywriter Media Group
Rabbit Ears Entertainment
Revealing Media Group

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Develop Online Research Skills with a Trusted Source

K-12 Schools & Districts

Public Libraries

About This Product

A complement to the award-winning The World Almanac® for KidsThe World Almanac® for Kids Elementary is an exciting, fun resource especially for elementary school students. This new database provides a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills. The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary includes exclusive, online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series—sources students, educators, and librarians can trust. It also features helpful teacher resources, including worksheets, graphic organizers, and classroom management forms educators can use with any lesson, plus science diagrams and projects to help reinforce lessons in a fun and engaging way.

  • Engaging, fun entries and exclusive, age-appropriate content, including online-only material and content from Infobase titles
  • Excellent resources for student reports and research, including:
    • Extensive, up-to-date articles with colorful illustrations
    • Entertaining and informative videos to support the content
    • Interactives—including interactive worksheets, games, quizzes, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more—on topics including animals, Earth science, famous Americans, plants, and exploring space
    • Science projects, plus projects for students with disabilities
    • Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and more
  • Teacher Resources, including printable handouts, worksheets, graphic organizers, and classroom management forms to use with any lesson, plus science diagrams and projects

  • Saved Items Folder
  • Fun Facts articles
  • Daily featured video or game
  • “Did you know?” feature, with facts to engage students and a “Learn More” link to encourage exploration
  • Hundreds of images and videos
  • Maps and flags
  • Interactives, including quizzes, interactive worksheets, games, and more
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Google Sign-In option, allowing users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • Single sign-on with Clever
  • Embed code feature for adding The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary content to any HTML page or Learning Management System
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages
  • Search Assist technology and kid-friendly search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks export functionality.

  • America in Word & Song: Lively, inspiring articles on the history and impact of some of the documents, songs, and speeches that define the United States, including “America the Beautiful,” the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Includes videos and Fun Facts articles.
  • Animal Adaptations: Articles—plus videos and Fun Facts—on the different traits that help animals meet their needs, including physical adaptations like camouflage, behavioral adaptations like migration and hibernation, and adaptations by habitat.
  • Athletes: Highlights well-known and notable athletes in baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Being a Good Citizen: Features thoughtful articles, Fun Facts, and videos on how to be a good citizen at home, at school, and in the community.
  • Birds: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of birds from African gray parrots to willow ptarmigans. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Canadian Provinces & Territories: Details on the history, culture, and geography of each province or territory. Also includes landmarks, famous people, Fun Facts articles, elevation and outline maps, flags, and coats of arms.
  • Character Building: Timely, accessible articles and videos on topics such as character traits, teamwork and good sportsmanship, and getting along with others, as well as Fun Facts articles.
  • Community Leaders: Includes career overviews of 27 different community leaders, from teachers and firefighters to doctors and politicians. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Countries of the World: Covers more than 190 nations, with profiles covering population, major cities, industries, and more—plus Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and images.
  • Earth: Fascinating articles describing how the Earth formed, rocks and minerals, fossils, erosion and weathering, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more. Detailed illustrations, photographs, Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles help explain the science.
  • Energy: Articles exploring all aspects of energy, from the basics, such as kinetic and potential energy, to topics such as energy of motion, energy transfer, and using—and saving—energy resources. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles on energy-related topics.
  • Entertainers: Highlights major personalities in entertainment, including TV and movie stars, singers and musicians, and writers.
  • Explorers: Highlights courageous and well-known adventurers, astronauts, and explorers. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Families, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Discusses the fundamental groups and relationships of which we are a part, covering topics such as “What Is a Family?”, “Characteristics of Neighborhoods,” and “Getting Along in a Community.” Fun Facts and videos enhance the text.
  • Famous Americans: A high-interest section highlighting major personalities from history and current events, including leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War era, political figures, Native American leaders, and social leaders and activists. Also features Fun Facts articles as well as games and puzzles.
  • The 50 States: Details and Fun Facts articles on all 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including population, climate, local history, landmarks, and famous people. Plus, Fun Facts articles and images of maps, flags, and symbols.
  • First Civilizations: Articles, colorful pictures, maps, glossaries of vocabulary words, videos, and Fun Facts introducing Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and other ancient cultures, including the history, major leaders, lifestyle, and religion of each civilization.
  • Fish & Aquatic Life: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of fish and aquatic animals from anchovies to whale sharks. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
  • Flowers, Plants & Trees: Easy-to-understand information, along with colorful images, on all things botanical, including plants, flowers, and trees. Features videos, games and puzzles, and Fun Facts articles on all manner of plants.
  • Forces & Motion: Articles, videos, and Fun Facts covering physical science topics such as the effects of force, gravity, friction, magnetism, the three laws of motion, and simple machines such as the lever, pulley, wheel and axle, wedge, screw, and inclined plane, as well as compound machines.
  • Habitats in Our World: Fascinating articles covering geography, geology, flora and fauna, and the future of seven different types of habitats found on Earth—wetlands, temperate forests, oceans, grasslands, deserts, rain forests, and polar regions—with Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Holiday Celebrations: Detailed information on the backgrounds, customs, and traditions of the world’s holidays and celebrations, from religious observances to independence days. Includes holiday-related Fun Facts articles.
  • Insects, Spiders & Worms: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on a variety of insects, spiders, and worms. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Mammals: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of mammals from aardvarks to zebras. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
  • Maps, Globes, and Landforms: Covers how to use maps and globes, 17 types of landforms—including basin, canyon, continent, delta, peninsula, and plain—and 10 types of bodies of water, including bay, gulf, harbor, ocean, river, and stream. Includes Fun Facts, videos, and interactive games.
  • Math: Addition: Provides an introduction to addition and helps young learners tackle addition concepts from different, fun angles. Includes four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles that reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Math: Division: Introduces young math students to the concept of division with age-appropriate articles, full-color images and charts, editorially selected videos, a game that reinforces lesson concepts, and several printable handouts.
  • Math: Geometry: Offers an elementary-level introduction to the basics of geometry, with sections on plane shapes such as circles and triangles, solid shapes, points and lines, angles, and coordinate geometry. Includes clear illustrations, helpful glossaries, Fun Facts articles, and videos.
  • Math: Measurement: Features age-appropriate, curricular articles, images, and diagrams covering the two main types of measurement (metric and U.S. customary) and the ways to measure different dimensions. Includes Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles that reinforce lesson concepts.
  • Math: Multiplication: Introduces multiplication, covering what it is, its properties, and strategies for how to multiply single-digit and two-digit factors as well as larger numbers. Includes full four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Math: Subtraction: Covers elementary-level subtraction, including what it is and strategies for subtracting numbers of different sizes, with full four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Math: Time and Money: Explains the fundamental concepts of time and money clearly and accessibly through age-appropriate articles, Fun Facts, engaging videos, and related games and puzzles.
  • Matter: Articles, Fun Facts, and videos introducing young learners to the concept of matter, with topics such as “What Is Matter?”, “States of Matter,” “Changing States of Matter,” and “Measuring Matter.”
  • Nutrition & Me: Important facts about nutrition, including what we eat, vegetables, fruits, grains, meat and protein, dairy products, and fats, oils, and sweets, plus games, puzzles, and food-related Fun Facts articles.
  • Our Senses: Discusses the five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch—including how the five senses work, how they help us, and the challenges people face when they don’t work properly. Includes Fun Facts articles and related videos.
  • Reader’s Corner: Lists of recommended fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, each organized by grade level. Includes videos about different letters of the alphabet and Fun Facts articles.
  • Reptiles & Amphibians: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of reptiles and amphibians from adders to yellow-spotted river turtles. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
  • Scientists & Inventors: Highlights influential scientists, inventors, and mathematicians. Includes Fun Facts articles.
  • Solar System: In-depth content on the sun and all the planets in our solar system, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the dwarf planets including Pluto. Additional coverage includes phenomena like asteroids, comets, and meteors. With games and puzzles, Fun Facts articles, and videos, this module is perfect for studying our own solar system and the planets around us.
  • Sound & Light: Explores the physics behind sound and light, covering how sound and light behave, working with sound and light, and more. Full-color photographs and drawn illustrations, Fun Facts articles, and videos round out this exploration of a core topic in the elementary science curriculum.
  • U.S. Government: Informative articles, images, videos, and Fun Facts articles about the three branches of government, the Constitution and other foundational documents, and voting and elections.
  • U.S. Presidents: Biographical information on all 45 presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump. Fun Facts articles include information on the first ladies, as well as trivia about the presidency; users can also take an interactive quiz on the presidents.
  • U.S. Symbols & Landmarks: Describes some of America’s most historically important landmarks—including Ellis Island, Independence Hall, the Alamo, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and the Washington Monument, among others—as well as U.S. symbols such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” the bald eagle, the Great Seal of the U.S., Uncle Sam, and the U.S. Flag. Fun Facts articles and videos are included.
  • Weather & Climate: In-depth articles covering weather, clouds and rain, and climate, plus important information on climate change, why weather changes, the difference between weather and climate, and major weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles help students understand these important topics.

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Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, The World Almanac® for Kids includes exclusive online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series. Each topic area provides resources for homework, reports, and projects, and kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted content source.

  • Acclaimed reference content, including online-only material and content from Infobase titles
  • Engaging, fun entries on age-appropriate topics, plus special daily features
  • Excellent resources for student reports and research, including:
    • Extensive, up-to-date articles
    • Tablet/mobile-friendly videos to support the content in areas including biographies, geography, health & guidance, language arts, life science, math, physical science, social studies, sports, and the arts
    • Games—including interactive worksheets, “Test Your Knowledge” quizzes, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more—on topics including biographies, health & guidance, language arts, life science, math, physical science, and social studies
    • Science projects in fields such as Earth science, the environment, general science, life science, and physical science, plus projects for students with disabilities
    • Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and more
  • Homework Help, including study tips; writing help; research help; reference guides on using a dictionary, thesaurus, timeline, and map; math help; videos; and more
  • Teacher Resources, including lesson plans, a link to search by educational standards, graphic organizers that help with any lesson, outline maps, printable handouts, science diagrams, and an interactive, SMART Board-friendly Trivia Challenge that can be used in class to enrich lessons across the curriculum or as an engaging introduction to new topics. Each lesson plan includes:
    • Learning objectives, including an Essential Question teachers can use to introduce lessons
    • Important vocabulary—great for previewing terms to enhance comprehension of new topics
    • Ideas and themes summarizing the lesson for the teacher
    • Printable handouts, including links to lesson support materials, homework, or in-class work
    • Critical-thinking and assessment activities, including additional in-class and follow-up “after-reading” activities

  • New content added regularly
  • Saved Items Folder
  • Fun Facts articles
  • Images and tablet/mobile-friendly videos
  • Interactive “Did You Know?” feature on the home page, with facts to engage students and a “Learn More” link to encourage exploration
  • Daily featured article
  • This Month’s Birthdays
  • Maps and flags
  • Games, puzzles, worksheets, quizzes, and other interactives
  • Correlated to Common Core, state, national, provincial, IB Organization, C3 Framework for Social Studies, national STEM, and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Share content to Google Classroom
  • Google Sign-In, allowing users to easily access content with their Google credentials
  • Single sign-on with Clever
  • Embed code feature for adding The World Almanac® for Kids content to any HTML page or Learning Management System
  • A variety of integration options and partners
  • Read Aloud tool
  • Google Translate for 100+ languages
  • Search Assist technology and age-appropriate search results
  • Persistent record links
  • Dynamic citations in MLA8, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks export functionality
  • Searchable Support Center with live help chat

The Arts:

  • History of Fashion: Describes in detail what people wore during iconic historical periods and, in doing so, helps students better understand the world of society, work, leisure, and professional and family life during those eras. The module features information on available fabrics, dyes, and lifestyle constraints, plus helpful hints for costume recreation are also included for classroom application or staging. Full-color photographs and drawn illustrations, glossaries, Fun Facts articles, and bullet biographies of key people round out the text.
  • Understanding Art: An overview of art—from painting and sculpture to architecture, installation, and performance art—covering what art is, major art movements from prehistoric art to Pop Art, and the ways art intersects with social and cultural influences. Hundreds of full-color images of famous pieces of art; videos on art, art history, and painting and drawing techniques; and links to biographies of famous artists enhance the accessible articles. A timeline, glossaries, and Fun Facts articles round out this unique unit.
  • World of Dance: Features book-length articles that offer a brief history of dance and also cover modern dance, ballet, and traditional dances from around the globe. Students will also find colorful images, videos, Fun Facts articles, and biographies of related key people.

Biographies, including both bullet biographies and more than 700 book-length biographies, in the following professional categories:

  • Artists, Architects & Designers: Highlights movers and shakers in the arts, including architecture and fashion design.
  • Athletes: Highlights well-known and notable athletes in baseball, basketball, boxing and martial arts, cricket, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, racecar driving, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
  • Entertainers: Highlights major personalities in entertainment, including actors and directors, dancers, media personalities, singers and musicians.
  • Explorers, Astronauts & Adventurers: Highlights courageous and well-known adventurers, astronauts, and explorers.
  • Leaders of America: Highlights major personalities from American history and current events, including Supreme Court justices, first ladies, leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War era, Native American leaders, historical and political figures, modern military leaders, civil rights leaders, business leaders and philanthropists, and social leaders and activists.
  • Multicultural: Highlights notable Black Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans.
  • Scientists, Inventors & Mathematicians: Highlights influential scientists, inventors, and mathematicians.
  • U.S. Presidents: Biographical information on all 45 presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump. Fun Facts articles include information on the first ladies, as well as trivia about the presidency; users can also take an interactive quiz on the presidents.
  • World Leaders: Highlights global giants from around the world, including ancient world leaders, business leaders and philanthropists, military leaders, modern world leaders, and social leaders and activists.
  • Writers, Poets & Journalists: Highlights groundbreaking and popular authors from throughout history, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Toni Morrison.

Geography:

  • America’s National Parks: Details on some of North America’s most treasured national parks, including their history, geography and geology, key features, flora and fauna, and facts and figures about each park as it is today as well as tips for planning a visit. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, links to bullet biographies of key people, and brief histories of the American National Park Service and the Canadian National Parks System.
  • Canadian Provinces and Territories: Details on the history, culture, geography, and economy of each province or territory. Also includes places of interest, famous people, Fun Facts articles, elevation and outline maps, flags, and coats of arms.
  • Countries of the World: More than 190 nations, with Fun Facts articles and profiles covering population, industries, major cities, geography, and more—plus a brief history of the nation, videos, maps, flags, and images.
  • The 50 States: Details and Fun Facts articles on all 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including profiles with valuable information on population, climate, and more; local history; landmarks; and famous personalities, plus maps, flags, and symbols for reports.
  • Oceans, Lakes & Rivers: Articles, Fun Facts, and videos on Earth’s hydrosphere, oceans, lakes, and rivers, as well as humanity’s impact on Earth’s bodies of water.

Health & Guidance:

  • Career Ideas: More than 175 careers and jobs in 12 key categories. Includes career overviews, profiles of real-life professionals, and resources to explore potential careers, plus videos and Fun Facts articles.
  • Character Matters: Timely, straightforward articles and videos on being fair and honest, dealing with bullying, handling peer pressure, teamwork and respect, managing responsibilities, dealing with frustration and anger, and managing conflict resolution. Includes Fun Facts articles, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people.
  • Healthy Eating: Informative videos and important facts about how and what we should eat, including basic nutrition, weight management, nutrition for sports and exercise, eating disorders, and food safety and disease prevention, plus games, puzzles, links to bullet biographies of key people, and food-related Fun Facts articles.
  • Money Matters: A solid resource for understanding the basics of banking, investing, earning and spending money, sustainable living, and more, with glossaries, “Here’s What You Need to Remember” bulleted takeaways, Fun Facts articles, relevant videos, and links to biographies of prominent entrepreneurs.

Language Arts:

  • Grammar and Punctuation: Clear, concise entries, many with images and diagrams, explaining the often confusing rules of grammar and punctuation. Fun Facts articles offer interesting tidbits of information about the English language, plus a punctuation quiz and videos with punctuation tips.
  • Reader’s Corner: Biographies of popular authors and profiles of their most popular books—plus Fun Facts and lists of recommended books in particular genres, best-sellers, ALA recommendations, and prestigious award winners. The perfect section for a budding bookworm.
  • Sentences and Paragraphs: Articles covering sentence and paragraph structure, including grammar, types of paragraphs, and topic sentences, as well as tips on editing and revising your writing. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles.
  • Take a Stand: Concise articles offering students and educators an opportunity to explore how to make an argument, back it up with facts, apply critical-thinking skills, and finally take a stand on relevant topics such as “Should There Be Animal Testing?” and “Is Social Media a Positive or Negative Influence on Young People?” Includes Fun Facts articles, plus brief videos on honing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

Life Science:

  • Age of Dinosaurs: Illuminating articles about dinosaurs divided into three eras—the Triassic Period, the Jurassic Period, and the Cretaceous Period—with full four-color illustrations and diagrams, glossaries, Fun Facts articles, videos, and biographies of key people in the life sciences.
  • Animal Behavior: Articles on different aspects of animal behavior, including animal communication, courtship, defenses, hunting and feeding, life in groups, and migration, plus Fun Facts articles, games and puzzles, and links to biographies of key people.
  • Biomes: Fascinating articles covering geography, geology, flora and fauna, and the future of six different types of biomes found on Earth—deserts, freshwater biomes, marine biomes, forests, grasslands, and tundra—with Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people.
  • Birds: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of birds from African gray parrots to willow ptarmigans. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Fish & Aquatic Life: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of fish and aquatic animals from anchovies to whale sharks. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, endangered species status, and family tree charts.
  • Human Body: Clearly labeled diagrams, photographs, and accessible text providing an essential introduction to the human body. Includes information about the body systems and the five senses, plus Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people in medicine.
  • Insects, Spiders & Worms: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on a variety of insects, spiders, and worms. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
  • Mammals: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of mammals from aardvarks to zebras. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, endangered species status, and family tree charts.
  • Plants: Easy-to-understand information, along with colorful images, on all things botanical in this section. Features games and puzzles, Fun Facts articles on all manner of plants, and links to bullet biographies of famous researchers in botany.
  • Reptiles & Amphibians: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of reptiles and amphibians from adders to yellow-spotted river turtles. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, endangered species status, and family tree charts.

Math:

  • Expressions & Equations: Articles and worksheets covering expressions, equations, exponents, and inequalities (greater than, less than, etc.). Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • The Four Operations: Covers number systems and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, with a section on graphing coordinates. Includes worksheets, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • Geometry: Overviews of shapes, area, and volume, with a section to practice graphing shapes. Includes worksheets, Fun Facts articles, videos, “Age of the Angles” game, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • Ratios & Proportions: Informative overviews of ratios and proportional relationships, with practice sheets covering fractions, decimals, and more. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • Statistics & Probability: A thorough overview of mean, median, and mode, with sections to practice statistics word problems with statistics, correlation coefficients, and more. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and bullet biographies of key people.

Physical Science:

  • Energy Today: Informative articles covering different types of energy, the science behind them, and their environmental impact. Includes information on coal, oil and natural gas; biofuels; wind power; water power; solar power; nuclear power; geothermal energy; and hydrogen fuel. Plus, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies of key people.
  • Exploring Space: Fascinating articles that take students on a virtual journey to outer space, documenting the history of major space exploration—including the Mercury Program, the Gemini Program, and the famous Apollo Program—and providing facts and figures about the International Space Station, NASA’s search for life in space, and other human spaceflight feats. It also discusses how the universe began, stars, constellations, galaxies beyond ours, and black holes. Fun Facts articles, videos, interactives, and links to bullet biographies of key people round out this up-to-date module.
  • Our Planet Earth: Illuminating articles explaining how the Earth formed, rocks and minerals, fossils, erosion and weathering, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more. Detailed illustrations, photographs, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies help explain the science.
  • Our Solar System: In-depth content on the sun and all the planets in our solar system, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the dwarf planets including Pluto. Additional coverage includes phenomena like asteroids, meteors, and comets. With games and puzzles, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people, this module is perfect for studying our own solar system and the planets around us.
  • Sound & Light: Explores the physics behind sound and light, covering sound and light waves, vision and hearing, light and sound in the universe, and more. Full-color photographs and drawn illustrations, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people round out this exploration of a core topic in the science curriculum.
  • States of Matter: Fascinating articles introducing readers to the concept of matter, with topics such as “What Is Matter?”, “Changing States of Matter,” and “Properties of Matter,” as well as a section on the Periodic Table of Elements. Fun Facts articles, videos, and biographies of key people are also included.
  • Technology Today: Covers in easy-to-follow language the rise of technology from the 1700s to today; technology as we know it, including the internet, cell phones, computer animation, 3D printing, and other technologies; life in the digital age; and mobile applications in everyday life, plus Fun Facts articles, videos, and biographies of key people in technology.
  • Weather & Climate: In-depth articles covering atmosphere; weather; moisture, clouds, and rain; and climate and climate change, plus important information on how weather forms and major weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies help students understand these important topics.

Social Studies:

  • American History: Overviews of specific time periods backed up by detailed articles, as well as maps and photographs, Fun Facts articles, videos, games and puzzles, and links to bullet biographies, giving a well-rounded view of the country’s key moments and figures.
  • Ancient Civilizations: Articles, images, maps, links to bullet biographies, games and puzzles, and Fun Facts articles providing accessible introductions to ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and other ancient cultures, including the history, major leaders, lifestyle, religion, and legacy of each civilization.
  • Forms of Government: Explores the different comparative forms of government that exist in the world today. Key areas covered include milestones in the evolution of government, the development of communism, democracy, dictatorships, fascism, monarchies, and oligarchies. Fun Facts articles, photographs, relevant videos, chronologies, glossaries, and bullet biographies of key people complement the articles.
  • Holidays & Celebrations: Detailed information on the backgrounds, customs, and traditions of the world’s holidays and celebrations, from religious observances to independence days, organized by holiday and region. Includes holiday-related Fun Facts articles and glossaries.
  • Latino-American History in the U.S.: Era-focused sections covering the story of native and Latino contributions to the United States, particularly in regions such as the Southwest, Florida, Texas, and California. Includes timelines, glossaries, full-color images and maps, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people in Latin-American history.
  • Multicultural America: Covers immigration and a variety of important groups including Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Indian Americans, Jamaican Americans, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans.
  • Native American Life: Covers all aspects of the history and culture of the native populations who inhabited North and much of South America before the arrival of the Europeans, particularly in regions such as the Northeast, Southwest, Northwest, and Canada. Includes timelines, glossaries, full-color images and illustrations, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people in Native American history.
  • Primary U.S. Sources: A collection of founding documents, historic letters and proclamations, famous speeches, Supreme Court cases, and songs and sayings that have shaped American history, with related Fun Facts articles, videos, and links to bullet biographies—a great resource for researchers or students who are required to use primary source documents in support of their studies.
  • Symbols of American Freedom: Describes the history of some of America’s most historically important landmarks—including Ellis Island, Fort McHenry, Independence Hall, Mount Rushmore, the Alamo, the Gateway Arch, the Gettysburg Battlefield, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and the Washington Monument—as well as what it’s like to visit them today, with glossaries, Fun Facts articles, videos, and bullet biographies of key people.
  • U.S. Government: Informative articles, images, videos, games and puzzles, links to bullet biographies, and Fun Facts articles about the three branches of government, the Constitution, political parties, and citizenship and civic responsibilities.
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Sports:

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New Research Help and “Take a Stand” Content Added to The World Almanac® for Kids

Timely new content has just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids to help encourage critical thinking and promote information literacy. Homework Help—New Section on Research Help The Homework Help section now features a new chapter, Research Help, which features up-to-date information on the …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Topic Area—Age of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are a popular topic among young researchers studying the life sciences, and The World Almanac® for Kids now has a new topic area devoted to these prehistoric giants. Divided into eras, the new Age of Dinosaurs topic area covers three major areas of study: The Triassic Period: includes the…read more →

Check Out the New Overview Videos for The World Almanac® for Kids and The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Interested in our The World Almanac® for Kids and The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary databases? Want to see them for yourself? Check out the overview videos below!…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Topic Area—Forms of Government

A new Forms of Government topic area has been added to The World Almanac® for Kids, exploring the different comparative forms of government that exist in the world today. Key areas covered include milestones in the evolution of government, the development of communism, democracy, dictatorships, fa…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: Ancient Civilizations Module Expanded

Five new units have been added to the Ancient Civilizations module in The World Almanac® for Kids. Complete with beautiful four-color images and maps as well as a timeline and glossary, these sections cover important early peoples and cultures including: Ancient Persia: Includes information on the …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: More Comprehensive Math Content

The World Almanac for Kids’ math coverage has been expanded, with more comprehensive, age-appropriate content than ever. To reflect the newly added material and worksheets, the database’s Math Corner has been reorganized into five separate topic areas: Expressions & Equations: Coveri…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Module—Money Matters

Financial literacy and money management are a growing part of the school curriculum as more schools seek to address life skills and personal growth. To help schools fulfill that goal, The World Almanac® for Kids now features a Money Matters module that gives students and educators a solid resource …read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: “Take a Stand” on These New Topics

Just in time for back-to-school, three timely new debate topics have been added to The World Almanac® for Kids’ Take a Stand module: Should Animals Have Rights Similar to Those of Humans?: Covers the debate over the rights of animals and includes issues such as humane treatment, animals’ abili…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New Module—Native American Life

The World Almanac® for Kids database now has a brand-new module: Native American Life. This module covers all aspects of the history and culture of the native populations who inhabited North and much of South America before the arrival of the Europeans, giving background and cultural integrity to…read more →

The World Almanac® for Kids: New “Take a Stand” Debate Topics

Two new debate topics have just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids’ Take a Stand module: Should the Voting Age Be Lowered to 16? Should Schools Still Have Summer Breaks? The Take a Stand module offers students and educators an opportunity to explore how to make an argument, back it up with…read more →

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