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
- Evaluating Online Sources
- Analyzing Primary Sources
- Analyzing Editorial Cartoons
- Avoiding Plagiarism
- Showing Your Sources
With so many schools now using remote learning or a hybrid model, it is more important than ever that students understand the role of online sources, how to evaluate primary and secondary sources, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to cite sources for accuracy. The new Research Help section provides additional homework support as well as helps build informational literacy skills at the middle and high school levels.
Take a Stand—Timely New Topics
In addition, new debates have been added to our Take a Stand module, which offers 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. The new topics for discussion include:
- Is Ecotourism Healthy for the Environment?
- Should the U.S. Government Keep the Penny in Circulation?
- Should “Teen Courts” Judge Cases Involving Young Criminal Offenders?
- Is Fake News a Problem for Society?
These timely topics examine the impact of increased tourism on sensitive or fragile ecosystems, the opportunity for juveniles to experience peer review as a form of justice, the impact on society of fake news and unregulated sources, and more.
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