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  STUDENT

ARTICLES:
Water 
Water Pollution 

RESEARCH GUIDES:
Water 
Water Pollution

  PICTURES: 
Healthy water system 
How water pollution occurs 

 

  MAPS:
Unequal distribution of precipitation 
Average yearly precipitation in Australia 
Agriculture and fishing in Australia 
Average yearly precipitation in Africa 
Average yearly precipitation in Asia 
Average yearly precipitation in Europe 
Average yearly precipitation in North America 
Average yearly precipitation in South America 

  STUDENT

ARTICLES:
Treaty of Waitangi
Waitangi Day 
Maori 
Maori Language 

 

  PICTURES: 
Treaty of Waitangi 

RESEARCH GUIDES:
New Zealand 

SCAVENGER HUNTS:
Treaty of Waitangi 
Treaty of Waitangi MY RESEARCH 

  KIDS

ARTICLES:
Treaty of Waitangi
Waitangi Day 
Maori 
Maori Language 

 

PICTURES:
Treaty of Waitangi 
Waitangi Day 

SCAVENGER HUNTS:
Treaty of Waitangi 

 

  ADVANCED

ARTICLES:
Ottoman Empire 
Suleyman I 

RESEARCH GUIDES: 
Ottoman Empire 

SCAVENGER HUNTS:
Ottoman Empire 

 

  HISTORICAL MAPS:
Ottoman Empire: During the 1600's 
Ottoman Empire: The Beginnings 
Ottoman Empire: The Decline 
History, Ottoman Empire: Europe 
Rise of the Ottoman Empire 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES: (EBSCO)
Ottoman Empire

 

  KIDS

ARTICLES:
Weather 
Barometer
Climate   
Cloud 
Cyclone 
Fog 
Frost 
Hail 
Hurricane 
Lightning 
Monsoon 
Rain 
Season 
Snow 
Storm 
Tornado 
Wind 

 

PICTURES & VIDEOS:


SCIENCE PROJECTS:
Charting temperature data 
Watch how clouds form 
How much rain fell?   

ACTIVITIES:
Lightning Strikes 

VIDEOS:
Lightning during a thunderstorm 

QUIZ:
Weather 

 

  TIMELINES

 

HOW TO USE WORLD BOOK TIMELINES 


 



Learning About Weather


Rain, Rain Go Away 

 


Weather 


Weather and Climate Change 

 

This month's video on SOUND has been pulled from World Book's vast vault of media.

SPECIALTY SITES

World Book offers a suite of products for every age, ability, and interest to suit the needs of all students.

Early World of Learning



This month we are featuring KNOW IT! learning environment.

This interactive encyclopedia will captivate early learners with engaging titles that contain such multimedia features as videos, pictures, and games.  EXPLORE OVER 100 ACTIVITY SHEETS    

Discover - Differentiated Learning


•  Comprehension Questions  •  Visual Dictionary  •  Life Skills  •  Differentiated Learning 
•  WB Explains videos in easy to find format 

Social Studies Power


Nine Map Skills lessons that teach the basics of geography.

What is a Map? 
A Round Earth on a Flat Map 
How to Find Directions 
How to Measure Distance 
How to Read Map Symbols 

 

What Maps Can Show 
Tracking Time 
Electronic Maps 
Making Maps 

Science Power

SOUND
Lesson - Sound 
Extension activity - Find out how musical instruments produce sounds. 
Experiment - Create a bullroarer and use it to make sounds.  
Critical thinking question - Building problem-solving skills 
Vocabulary quiz - Multiple Choice 
Interactive quiz - Making Sounds Puzzle 

SOUND IS A VIBRATION
Lesson - Sound is a vibration 
Extension Activity - Compare the pitches of sounds you hear around you.  
Experiment - Explore the relationship between the amount of air that vibrates and the pitch of a sound. 
Critical thinking question - Building problem-solving skills 
Vocabulary quiz - Crossword Challenge 
Interactive quiz - Get the big picture 


Activity Corner


Lion Mask 
Lunar New Year Garden 
Frozen Fireworks 
New Year's Drum 


Golden Dragon Puppet 
Luck Lantern 
Hong Bao  

Living Green


GREEN FACT
The tundra's soil is called permafrost because most of it remains frozen all year. Only the top layer thaws during summer and enables plants to grow.  LEARN MORE 

Early Peoples



DID YOU KNOW?

Maori sometimes built large double-hulled canoes for sailing on ocean waters. More commonly, Maori canoes had single hulls. These were dugout canoes, shaped from a hollowed-out tree trunk. Simple canoes were used to ferry people and goods on lakes and rivers. Fishing canoes were more highly decorated, with fine woodcarvings on the front and back.

Most impressive of all were the war canoes. These had richly detailed carvings on the front, back, and sides. LEARN MORE

Inventions and Discoveries



DID YOU KNOW?
Galileo made a drawing of Neptune in 1612, but he thought it was a star. It would be another 200 years before two astronomers discovered that it was a planet. LEARN MORE 

Dramatic Learning - Teach with Theatre



ANDROCLES and the LION - (Years 4 - 8)

This adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's short play, based on ancient Roman folklore, will engage students with its moral background, historical setting, and humourous squabbling between Androcles and Megaera. ABOUT THE PLAY→ 

 


KIDS SCAVENGER HUNTS



STUDENT SCAVENGER HUNTS


ADVANCED SCAVENGER HUNTS

 


EARLY WORLD OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES


TIMELINES SCAVENGER HUNTS


eBOOK ACTIVITIES

 

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