Infobase has released five engaging new modules for The World Almanac® for Kids Online—Primary U.S. Sources, Exploring Space, Our Solar System, Biomes, and Weather & Climate. We invite you to continue reading for more details.
Primary U.S. Sources
Originally part of the American History module, the new Primary U.S. Sources module has been expanded to include more primary source documents, speeches, letters, songs and sayings, and important Supreme Court cases that have shaped American history. Divided into five major areas, this module is a great resource for empowering middle school research and document-based question environments.
- Founding Documents: includes formative documents such as the Mayflower Compact, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, and more
- Letters and Proclamations: includes the Thanksgiving Proclamation, Washington’s Farewell Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, Letter from Birmingham Jail, and more
- Famous Speeches: includes the Monroe Doctrine, the Gettysburg Address, JFK’s Inaugural Address, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and more
- Supreme Court Cases: includes Marbury v. Madison, Plessy v. Ferguson, Brown v. Board of Education, and more
- Songs & Sayings: includes “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the Pledge of Allegiance, “God Bless America,” “This Land Is Your Land,” and more
This module contains 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. It provides facts and figures about the International Space Station, NASA’s search for life in space, and other human spaceflight feats. This module also covers topics like the formation of the universe, stars in space and galaxies beyond ours, and the Big Bang theory as well as black holes. Brand new Fun Facts articles, videos, interactives, and an extended Key People section round out this up-to-date module.
Our Solar System
This module features 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 interactives, Fun Facts articles, videos, and an extended Key People section, this module is perfect for studying our own solar system and the planets around us.
In this module, students will find 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, interactives, and links to bullet biographies.
Weather & Climate
This module features in-depth articles covering atmosphere, weather, moisture, clouds and rain, climate, and climate change, plus important information on how weather forms, the difference between weather and climate, and major weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Fun Facts articles, videos, interactives, and links to bullet biographies help students understand these important topics.
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