Featured Instructional Strategies Products for Homeschoolers and Researchers at Public Libraries

The learning landscape is evolving—especially for homeschoolers and parents stepping up to the plate to help their kids with remote and hybrid learning. You may have noticed these numbers increasing in your communities. Homeschooling families need products that engage students of all levels, facilitate comprehension across multiple subject areas, and save time. Infobase has an array of products that address these needs and more.

Our instructional strategies products empower homeschoolers and researchers:

  • Help with lessons and lesson planning 
  • Can be used for assignments, discussion starters, and essay and research topics
  • Expertly researched, trustworthy content
  • A variety of assets and tools to help encourage critical-thinking skills and problem-solving approaches
  • Improve research and writing skills
  • and much more!

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Access Video On Demand

High School / College Level / General

Access Video On Demand offers public libraries an expansive, patron-friendly collection of thousands of high-quality, vetted, ad-free videos that complement and enhance your library’s content offerings.

Excellent for homeschoolers and learners of all ages, our platform features content that will both educate and entertain patrons on a wide range of high interest and curricular subjects, including history, science and technology, fine art, music and dance, global studies, literature and theater, the human mind, society and culture, engineering, business and economics, sports and fitness, politics and current affairs, and more.

Learn more about Access Video On Demand.

Just for Kids

PreK / Kindergarten / Elementary Level

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.

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.

Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame StreetThe Electric CompanyThe Wubbulous World of Dr. SeussThe Berenstain BearsFranklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.

Learn more about Just for Kids.

Issues & Controversies

Middle / High School

Issues & Controversies helps users understand today’s crucial issues and inspires thought-provoking debates by presenting both sides of an issue clearly and without bias.

Selected issues feature overview videos and educator resources to extend the lesson, including overviews, learning objectives, self-assessments with answer keys, discussion questions, and more.

Additional features include Exploring Point of View, Preventing Plagiarism, Learning Through Debate, and more

Plus:

  • Oxford-style Intelligence Squared debate videos
  • Bloomberg QuickTake videos
  • Reuters® newsfeed, NPR audio, “Bill of Rights in Debate,” court cases, and more.

Learn more about Issues & Controversies.

The World Almanac® for Kids

Middle School / Junior High School Level

For intermediate-level learners, this cross-curricular product provides accessible content—each of the 55+ topic areas provide resources for instruction, homework, reports, and more

Lesson plans for selected modules—with learning objectives, vocabulary, ideas and themes, handouts, and critical-thinking and assessment activities—plus graphic organizers, maps, diagrams, and more.

Homework Help Tools

Including study tips; writing help; guides on using a map, dictionary, thesaurus, and timeline; math help; research help; and more.

Plus, interactive quizzes, puzzles, games, and more.

Learn more about The World Almanac® for Kids.

The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary

Elementary School Level

For elementary-level kids, this cross-curricular product provides trustworthy content in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children, including homeschoolers, develop online research skills. The 40+ topics span subjects such as animals, habitats, famous Americans, holidays, plants, community helpers, early civilizations, the solar system, Reader’s Corner, math, and more

A Variety of Engaging Assets

Extensive, up-to-date articles; images; videos; maps; flags; science projects and diagrams, including projects for students with disabilities; interactive worksheets, games, quizzes, and puzzles; Fun Facts; and much more

Learn more about The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary.

The Mailbox® School & District

PreK to 6th Grade Level

For more than 40 years, The Mailbox® has been the leader in providing teacher-created ideas that work and is a time-saver for homeschooling families.

  • All content is carefully planned and edited by our in-house team of former teachers.
  • All of the activities and ideas in The Mailbox® School & District are educationally sound, practical, easy to use, error-free, and child-centered.
  • Create lesson plans with activities that introduce a skill, sheets to practice it multiple times and multiple ways, and an assessment that checks for understanding.

Learn more about The Mailbox® School & District.