A new Character Matters module has just been added to The World Almanac® for Kids Online—a perfect complement to character education curricula. Plus, the new Read Aloud tool makes the articles in the database accessible to an even wider audience. We invite you to continue reading for more details on both the new module and the new tool.
New Character Matters Module
Character education plays such an integral role in schools today, and The World Almanac® for Kids Online has a new module to support it: Character Matters.
The new Character Matters module is organized into seven key areas:
- Being Fair and Honest
- Dealing with Bullying
- Handling Peer Pressure
- Teamwork and Respect
- Managing Responsibilities
- Dealing with Frustration and Anger
- Managing Conflict Resolution.
Engaging videos and substantive articles clearly explain key virtues and common social issues—and offer tips and strategies to help students develop good character and deal with difficult situations in a healthy way. The Fun Facts articles and interactive crossword puzzle and word search add some fun to this important topic.
New Read Aloud Tool
Students now have an accessible new way to “listen” to articles in The World Almanac® for Kids Online with the new Read Aloud tool. On any article page, simply click the “Read Aloud” link just below the article title, and a player will appear below it. Read Aloud is especially helpful for English as a Second or Foreign Language learners, students with reading challenges, or those with a visual impairment but can be a useful tool for anyone.