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  STUDENT
ARTICLES: General
Antarctica
Southern Ocean 
Antarctic Circle 
South Pole 

ARTICLES: History
Sir Douglas Mawson 
Roald Amundsen 
Robert Scott 
Sir Ernest Shackleton 

ARTICLES: Geography & Living Things
Glacier 
Iceberg 
Adélie penguin   
Emperor penguin 
Macaroni penguin 
Leopard seal 
South polar skua 

RESEARCH GUIDE:
Antarctica  

 

  PICTURE: 
Continental glaciers 

  VIDEOS: 
Penguins walking 
Virtual aerial tour of Antarctica 

MAPS:
Antarctica 
Antarctica exploration 
Antarctica territorial claims 
Mawson exploration 
Expeditions of Roald Amundsen 

SCAVENGER HUNT:
Antarctica 
Antarctica - Using  My Research Account 

QUIZ:
Antarctica    

 

  ADVANCED

ARTICLES:
Mao Zedong 
Cultural Revolution 
The Long March 
The Great Leap Forward 

TABLE:
Important dates about communism 

TIMELINE:
Communism 

PICTURES:
Mao Zedong 

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES: (EBSCO)
A People's History of Mao's Revolution

  HISTORICAL MAPS:
China: Civil War 
The Long March 

WEBSITES: 
• Documents that Changed the World:
Mao’s ‘Little Red Book’ 
Handbills from the Cultural Revolution 

SPECIAL REPORT:
China's Global Awakening 

 

  KIDS

ARTICLES:
Dinosaur   
Albertosaurus 
Allosaurus 
Ankylosaurus 
Apatosaurus  
Brachiosaurus 
Camptosaurus 
Deinonychus 
Dimetrodon 
Diplodocus 
Edmontosaurus 
Eoraptor 
Fossil 
Giant Wombat 
Hadrosaur 
Maiasaura 
Paleontology 
Prehistoric animal 
Seismosaurus 
Stegosaurus 
Supersaurus 
Triceratops 
Tyrannosaurus 
Velociraptor 

SCAVENGER HUNT:
Dinosaurs   

QUIZZES:
Dinomania 

 

PICTURES & VIDEOS:


COMPARE PREHISTORIC ANIMALS:
Prehistoric Animals 

WEBSITES:
Age of Dinosaurs 

VIDEOS:
Dinosaur 
Could dinosaurs survive today? 
Tyrannosaurus Rex   

 

  TIMELINES

 

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DINOSAURS:
Armored Dinosaurs 
Birdlike Dinosaurs 
Fierce Dinosaurs 
Giant Dinosaurs 

 

LEARNING LADDERS:
World of Dinosaurs 

TREASURE TREE:
Dinosaur Days 

 

This month's video on Glaciers has been pulled from World Book's vast vault of media.
DID YOU KNOW?
Huge chunks of ice break off glaciers and fall into the sea in a process called calving. The chunks become icebergs and are carried away by wind and ocean currents.

 

 

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Social Studies Power

LESSON:
Antarctica 

CRITICAL THINKING:
Build problem-solving skills 

INQUIRY PROJECT:
Write a story about life at McMurdo Station. 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Make a timeline of Antarctic exploration 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Multiple Choice Questions 

VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Drop and drag 

 
 

Science Power

EARTH'S WATER
LESSON:
Earth's Water 
EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Where is the water? 
EXPERIMENT:
Observe the steps of the water cycle  
CRITICAL THINKING:
Building problem-solving skills
 
VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Crossword 
INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Picturing the water cycle 

 

WATER CYCLE
LESSON:

Water Cycle
 
EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Keep a cloud journal  
EXPERIMENT:
Reproduce steps in the water cycle 
CRITICAL THINKING:
Building problem-solving skills
 
VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Multiple choice questions 
INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Water Cycle puzzle 

 
   
 

Activity Corner

 
 

CHRISTMAS
List of Christmas crafts and activities 

NEW YEAR'S DAY

Twist in the New Year 
New Year's Noon Countdown 
New Year's Rose Parade 

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR
Lion Mask 
Lunar New Year Garden 
Frozen Fireworks 
New Year's Drum 
Golden Dragon Puppet 
Luck Lantern 
Hong Bao  

 
   
 

Living Green



DID YOU KNOW? 
In 1994, the International Whaling Commission established the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. This sanctuary covers most of the world’s oceans that lie south of 40° south latitude.  LEARN MORE 

 
   
 

Early Peoples



DID YOU KNOW?

Five ancient Greek works are among the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, all of these famous structures have been destroyed in the centuries since they were built. Only traces remain. LEARN MORE

 
   
 

Inventions and Discoveries



DID YOU KNOW?
The first known forks appeared in ancient Greece, but these were used solely to spear pieces of meat from boiling pots. Eventually, two-prong forks appeared, which were used to hold down meat while it was carved. LEARN MORE 

 
   
 

Dramatic Learning - Teach with Theatre



THE ODYSSEY -
Odysseus (Ulysses in Latin) and his men travel the high seas, facing every adversary that the god Poseidon can devise – the Cyclops, the Sirens, a giant whirlpool, and even a many-headed sea monster! This adaptation is also filled with funny jokes and hilarious characters that give this ageless story a contemporary feel.   ABOUT THE PLAY 

 
   
     
   
 

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