We’re pleased to announce The World Almanac® for Kids Online‘s new Teacher Resources section, which provides a treasure trove of brand-new content to help educators get the most out of using the award-winning database in class. Educators can click the link at the bottom of the home page and find lesson plans providing helpful instructional support for the Animals, Our Planet Earth, Space & Astronomy, Countries of the World, The 50 States, and U.S. Presidents modules.
These comprehensive lessons, specially created by Infobase’s editors, feature key learning objectives, important vocabulary, important ideas and themes, printable handouts, and critical-thinking and assessment activities. Teachers will have everything they need to create complete lesson plans around the content in the database—and a great way to brush up on the material beforehand as well! Science diagrams, a variety of maps, and generic graphic organizers such as Venn diagrams, timelines, and charts are also included.
Complementing the new Teacher Resources section, The World Almanac® for Kids Online‘s newly renamed Student Resources section offers accessible Homework Help articles on how to write book reports and research papers, prepare for tests, use a dictionary and thesaurus, and read maps and timelines—with helpful tips on math, grammar, and spelling. For those studying science, printable, hands-on science experiments are provided in a variety of scientific disciplines, along with projects for students with disabilities.
Energy Today—NEW MODULE!
The new Energy Today module adds valuable new STEM material to The World Almanac® for Kids Online. Users will find clear information—with photographs, diagrams, and glossaries—on solar power, water power, biofuels, geothermal energy, coal, oil, natural gas, and more. Fun Facts articles and interactive crossword puzzles and word searches are engaging ways to reinforce lessons.
Animal Behavior—NEW MODULE!
The new Animal Behavior module complements the Animals module with higher-level content on topics such as animal communication, animal courtship, animal defenses, animal hunting and feeding, animal life in groups, and animal migration. Images and a glossary are included in each section, plus Fun Facts articles, interactive word puzzles, and in-depth information about key people in the field.