The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary
Develop Online Research Skills with a Trusted Source
K-12 Schools & Districts
About This Product
A complement to the award-winning The World Almanac® for Kids, The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary is an exciting, fun resource especially for elementary school students. This new database provides a wealth of elementary-level content—including engaging illustrated articles, videos, interactives, Fun Facts, and more—in a colorful, kid-friendly format perfect for helping young children develop online research skills. The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary includes exclusive, online-only material as well as content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series—sources students, educators, and librarians can trust. It also features helpful teacher resources, including worksheets, graphic organizers, and classroom management forms educators can use with any lesson, plus science diagrams and projects to help reinforce lessons in a fun and engaging way.
- Engaging, fun entries and exclusive, age-appropriate content, including online-only material and content from Infobase titles
- Excellent resources for student reports and research, including:
- Extensive, up-to-date articles with colorful illustrations
- Entertaining and informative videos to support the content
- Interactives—including interactive worksheets, games, quizzes, crossword puzzles, word searches, and more—on topics including animals, Earth science, famous Americans, plants, and exploring space
- Science projects, plus projects for students with disabilities
- Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and more
- Teacher Resources, including printable handouts, worksheets, graphic organizers, and classroom management forms to use with any lesson, plus science diagrams and projects
- Saved Items Folder
- Fun Facts articles
- Daily featured video or game
- “Did you know?” feature, with facts to engage students and a “Learn More” link to encourage exploration
- Hundreds of images and videos
- Maps and flags
- Interactives, including quizzes, interactive worksheets, games, and more
- Share content to Google Classroom
- Google Sign-In option, allowing users to easily access content with their Google credentials
- Single sign-on with Clever
- Embed code feature for adding The World Almanac® for Kids Elementary content to any HTML page or Learning Management System
- Read Aloud tool
- Google Translate for 100+ languages
- Search Assist technology and kid-friendly search results
- Persistent record links
- Dynamic citations in MLA, Chicago, and Harvard formats, with EasyBib, NoodleTools, and RefWorks export functionality.
- America in Word & Song: Lively, inspiring articles on the history and impact of some of the documents, songs, and speeches that define the United States, including “America the Beautiful,” the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Pledge of Allegiance, and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Includes videos and Fun Facts articles.
- Animal Adaptations: Articles—plus videos and Fun Facts—on the different traits that help animals meet their needs, including physical adaptations like camouflage, behavioral adaptations like migration and hibernation, and adaptations by habitat.
- Athletes: Highlights well-known and notable athletes in baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, and track and field. Includes Fun Facts articles.
- Being a Good Citizen: Features thoughtful articles, Fun Facts, and videos on how to be a good citizen at home, at school, and in the community.
- Birds: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of birds from African gray parrots to willow ptarmigans. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
- Canadian Provinces & Territories: Details on the history, culture, and geography of each province or territory. Also includes landmarks, famous people, Fun Facts articles, elevation and outline maps, flags, and coats of arms.
- Character Building: Timely, accessible articles and videos on topics such as character traits, teamwork and good sportsmanship, and getting along with others, as well as Fun Facts articles.
- Community Leaders: Includes career overviews of 27 different community leaders, from teachers and firefighters to doctors and politicians. Includes Fun Facts articles.
- Countries of the World: Covers more than 190 nations, with profiles covering population, major cities, industries, and more—plus Fun Facts articles, maps, flags, and images.
- Earth: Fascinating articles describing how the Earth formed, rocks and minerals, fossils, erosion and weathering, earthquakes, volcanoes, and much more. Detailed illustrations, photographs, Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles help explain the science.
- Energy: Articles exploring all aspects of energy, from the basics, such as kinetic and potential energy, to topics such as energy of motion, energy transfer, and using—and saving—energy resources. Includes Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles on energy-related topics.
- Entertainers: Highlights major personalities in entertainment, including TV and movie stars, singers and musicians, and writers.
- Explorers: Highlights courageous and well-known adventurers, astronauts, and explorers. Includes Fun Facts articles.
- Families, Neighborhoods, and Communities: Discusses the fundamental groups and relationships of which we are a part, covering topics such as “What Is a Family?”, “Characteristics of Neighborhoods,” and “Getting Along in a Community.” Fun Facts and videos enhance the text.
- Famous Americans: A high-interest section highlighting major personalities from history and current events, including leaders of the American Revolution and Civil War era, political figures, Native American leaders, and social leaders and activists. Also features Fun Facts articles as well as games and puzzles.
- The 50 States: Details and Fun Facts articles on all 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including population, climate, local history, landmarks, and famous people. Plus, Fun Facts articles and images of maps, flags, and symbols.
- First Civilizations: Articles, colorful pictures, maps, glossaries of vocabulary words, videos, and Fun Facts introducing Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and other ancient cultures, including the history, major leaders, lifestyle, and religion of each civilization.
- Fish & Aquatic Life: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of fish and aquatic animals from anchovies to whale sharks. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
- Flowers, Plants & Trees: Easy-to-understand information, along with colorful images, on all things botanical, including plants, flowers, and trees. Features videos, games and puzzles, and Fun Facts articles on all manner of plants.
- Forces & Motion: Articles, videos, and Fun Facts covering physical science topics such as the effects of force, gravity, friction, magnetism, the three laws of motion, and simple machines such as the lever, pulley, wheel and axle, wedge, screw, and inclined plane, as well as compound machines.
- Habitats in Our World: Fascinating articles covering geography, geology, flora and fauna, and the future of seven different types of habitats found on Earth—wetlands, temperate forests, oceans, grasslands, deserts, rain forests, and polar regions—with Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles.
- Holiday Celebrations: Detailed information on the backgrounds, customs, and traditions of the world’s holidays and celebrations, from religious observances to independence days. Includes holiday-related Fun Facts articles.
- Insects, Spiders & Worms: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on a variety of insects, spiders, and worms. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, and hunting behavior.
- Mammals: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of mammals from aardvarks to zebras. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
- Maps, Globes, and Landforms: Covers how to use maps and globes, 17 types of landforms—including basin, canyon, continent, delta, peninsula, and plain—and 10 types of bodies of water, including bay, gulf, harbor, ocean, river, and stream. Includes Fun Facts, videos, and interactive games.
- Math: Addition: Provides an introduction to addition and helps young learners tackle addition concepts from different, fun angles. Includes four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles that reinforce lesson concepts.
- Math: Division: Introduces young math students to the concept of division with age-appropriate articles, full-color images and charts, editorially selected videos, a game that reinforces lesson concepts, and several printable handouts.
- Math: Geometry: Offers an elementary-level introduction to the basics of geometry, with sections on plane shapes such as circles and triangles, solid shapes, points and lines, angles, and coordinate geometry. Includes clear illustrations, helpful glossaries, Fun Facts articles, and videos.
- Math: Measurement: Features age-appropriate, curricular articles, images, and diagrams covering the two main types of measurement (metric and U.S. customary) and the ways to measure different dimensions. Includes Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles that reinforce lesson concepts.
- Math: Multiplication: Introduces multiplication, covering what it is, its properties, and strategies for how to multiply single-digit and two-digit factors as well as larger numbers. Includes full four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles.
- Math: Subtraction: Covers elementary-level subtraction, including what it is and strategies for subtracting numbers of different sizes, with full four-color images and diagrams, Fun Facts articles, editorially selected videos, and games and puzzles.
- Math: Time and Money: Explains the fundamental concepts of time and money clearly and accessibly through age-appropriate articles, Fun Facts, engaging videos, and related games and puzzles.
- Matter: Articles, Fun Facts, and videos introducing young learners to the concept of matter, with topics such as “What Is Matter?”, “States of Matter,” “Changing States of Matter,” and “Measuring Matter.”
- Nutrition & Me: Important facts about nutrition, including what we eat, vegetables, fruits, grains, meat and protein, dairy products, and fats, oils, and sweets, plus games, puzzles, and food-related Fun Facts articles.
- Our Senses: Discusses the five senses—hearing, sight, smell, taste, and touch—including how the five senses work, how they help us, and the challenges people face when they don’t work properly. Includes Fun Facts articles and related videos.
- Reader’s Corner: Lists of recommended fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, each organized by grade level. Includes videos about different letters of the alphabet and Fun Facts articles.
- Reading & Literature: Covers literature genres (including fiction, poetry, and nonfiction), literary elements (including characters, setting, and plot), and literary devices (including alliteration, idioms, and imagery), with related Fun Facts articles and videos.
- Reptiles & Amphibians: Articles, videos, Fun Facts, and games and puzzles on dozens of reptiles and amphibians from adders to yellow-spotted river turtles. Includes information on anatomy, physiology, feeding, hunting, and endangered species status.
- Scientists & Inventors: Highlights influential scientists, inventors, and mathematicians. Includes Fun Facts articles.
- Solar System: 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, comets, and meteors. With games and puzzles, Fun Facts articles, and videos, this module is perfect for studying our own solar system and the planets around us.
- Sound & Light: Explores the physics behind sound and light, covering how sound and light behave, working with sound and light, and more. Full-color photographs and drawn illustrations, Fun Facts articles, and videos round out this exploration of a core topic in the elementary science curriculum.
- U.S. Government: Informative articles, images, videos, and Fun Facts articles about the three branches of government, the Constitution and other foundational documents, and voting and elections.
- U.S. Presidents: Biographical information on all 45 presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump. Fun Facts articles include information on the first ladies, as well as trivia about the presidency; users can also take an interactive quiz on the presidents.
- U.S. Symbols & Landmarks: Describes some of America’s most historically important landmarks—including Ellis Island, Independence Hall, the Alamo, the Lincoln Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, and the Washington Monument, among others—as well as U.S. symbols such as “The Star Spangled Banner,” the bald eagle, the Great Seal of the U.S., Uncle Sam, and the U.S. Flag. Fun Facts articles and videos are included.
- Vocabulary: Covers word meanings (including synonyms and antonyms), word structure (including compound words, contractions, prefixes, and suffixes), and words to know, including commonly misused words and substitutes for overused words. Fun Facts articles and videos complement the articles.
- Weather & Climate: In-depth articles covering weather, clouds and rain, and climate, plus important information on climate change, why weather changes, the difference between weather and climate, and major weather events such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Fun Facts articles, videos, and games and puzzles help students understand these important topics.
- Writer’s Corner: Learn about each step in the writing process, as well as the different types of writing, including narrative writing, informative writing, opinion, descriptive writing, friendly letters, and poetry. Includes Fun Facts articles and the video “How to Think About Your Purpose for Writing.”
“…provides a little something for everyone…The information and visuals are accessible…Casual browsers will find fun things to explore…”
School Library Journal
“…a user-friendly introduction built to engage the youngest researchers…an effective primer to support young learners in developing skills and building experience in conducting research.”