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  STUDENT

ARTICLES:
Aboriginal people of Australia 
Aboriginal land rights 
Indigenous people of Australia 
Torres Strait Islanders 
Aboriginal people of Tasmania 
Stolen Generations 
Myall Creek Massacre 
Pinjarra Massacre 
Eddie Mabo 
Charles Perkins 
NAIDOC Week
National Reconciliation Week
National Sorry Day
Noongar (Aboriginal group)

RESEARCH GUIDE:
Aboriginal People of Australia   

BEHIND THE HEADLINES:
• Australia's Ancient Tracks  

 

MAP:
Aboriginal migration routes & archaeological sites  

PICTURE:
Aboriginal protests 

PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENT:
Mabo v Queensland 

 MAGAZINE:
A British Genocide in Tasmania

eBOOK: Documenting History
Aboriginal Rights Movement 

WEBSITE:
First Australians

VIDEO:
Apology to indigenous Australians 

 SCAVENGER HUNTS:
• Aboriginal Peoples of Australia  
• Harmony Day  
• NAIDOC Week  
• 
National Sorry Day 
• Torres Strait Islanders  


  STUDENT

ARTICLES:
Sir Edmund Hillary 
Tenzing Norgay 
Mount Everest 
Yeti 
The International Geophysical Year 

 

MAP:
Mount Everest   

PICTURE:
Hillary & Norgay 
Mount Everest 

SPECIAL REPORT:
Journey to the Top of the World 

WEBSITE:
Lost on Everest 

 

  ADVANCED

ARTICLES:
World War II 
Adolf Hitler 
The Blitz 

HISTORICAL MAPS:
World War II overview 
World War II related maps 
Bombing of London during the Blitz 

SPECIAL REPORTS:
In Harm's Way: Reporting From the Front Lines 

TIMELINES:
WWII: Europe and Northern Africa 
Holocaust 
Adolf Hitler 
Winston Churchill 

 BACK IN TIME:
Article written during the year in which the events took place and reflects the style and thinking of that time.
1939 | 1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 |

 

  PICTURES: 
German troops in Poland 
German surrender document 
Bombing of London during the Blitz

RESOURCES GUIDE:
World War II 
Adolf Hitler 

PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS:
The German surrender documents 
The Nazi Technique Of Occupation

MAGAZINE ARTICLES: (EBSCO)
Anti-semitism in Poland Preceded and Succeeded World War II. 

VIDEOS:
Adolf Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party 

 eBOOKS:
• Documenting History - WWII Europe  
• Germany's Fighting Machine 

► WEBQUESTS: Find in Educator Tools
• World War II: War in Europe 

 

  KIDS

ARTICLES:
Aboriginal people of Australia 
Aboriginal flag 
Boomerang
Dreamtime 
Indigenous people of Australia 
Myall Creek massacre 
Pinjarra massacre 
Stolen Generation 
Torres Strait Islanders 
Uluru 

 IMPORTANT PEOPLE:
Mick Dodson 
Cathy Freeman 
Adam Goodes   
Eddie Mabo 
Albert Namatjira 
Oodgeroo Noonuccal 
Lowitja O'Donoghue 
Charles Perkins 
Ken Wyatt 

 SCAVENGER HUNTS:
• Harmony Day  
• National Sorry Day 

 

PICTURES:


Aboriginal bark painting 

Aboriginal flag 

Aboriginal painting 

Boomerangs

Uluru 

  VIDEO:
Apology to Indigenous Australians 

SOUND:

Didgeridoo 

 eBOOKS:  for eBooks Subscribers
• Aboriginal Peoples of Australia  
• Myths and Legends  

 

  TIMELINES

 

HOW TO USE WORLD BOOK TIMELINES 




 


DOCUMENTING HISTORY: Aboriginal Rights Movement
A history of the Aboriginal rights movement in Australia, based on primary source documents and other historical artifacts.  EXPLORE MORE 

BIOGRAPHICAL CONNECTIONS:
Golda Meir with profiles of David Ben-Gurion and Yitzhak Rabin
Learn all about three extraordinary individuals who made significant contributions to the development of Israel, a modern nation established in an ancient land.  EXPLORE MORE 

 

This month's ADVANCED video answers the question, "WHO WAS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE?".

DID YOU KNOW?

From mid-1592 to 1594, London authorities frequently closed the theatres because of repeated outbreaks of plague. Without the income provided by acting and playwriting, Shakespeare turned to poetry.

 

 

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



PRINT & DO offers printable materials for colouring, connecting-the-dots, and more. These worksheets build upon the ideas and themes learned by students in Trek's Travels.  Print & Do activities are printable PDF documents.
► HOW TO USE    
► LIST OF PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS  

 
 
 
 

 Discover - Differentiated Learning


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

 
 
 
 

Social Studies Power

CRITICAL THINKING:
What is a Community? 

INQUIRY PROJECT:
Write a short story on how inventions change communities 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Create a chart that explores your different types of communities. 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
What is a community? 

 
 

Science Power

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
What is your climate? 

CRITICAL THINKING:
Building problem-solving skills 

 

EXPERIMENT:
Demonstrate why areas on Earth that get direct sunlight are warmer than areas that do not. 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Climate Challenge 

 
   
 

Activity Corner



MOTHER'S DAY - MAY 8
Make a flowerpot picture  |  Make a beautiful button quilt  |  Make a paper rose 

 
   
 

Living Green



TROPICAL RAINFORESTS
The world's largest flower grows in rainforests in Asia. This flower, called rafflesia, can grow to be more than 90 centimetres wide.   LEARN MORE 

 
   
 

Early Peoples



DID YOU KNOW?

One of the marvels of the Inca empire was its extensive network of roads. These roads covered around 39,900 kilometres and linked every corner of the empire. Some roads ended in the thick rainforests of the Amazon River Basin. LEARN MORE

 
   
 

Inventions and Discoveries



DID YOU KNOW?
More than 2,000 years ago, the Chinese developed one of the most significant navigation tools every invented - the MAGNETIC COMPASS.
LEARN MORE
 

 
   
 

Dramatic Learning - Teach with Theatre



SHAKESPEARE
Enter the world of Elizabethan drama with adaptations of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.
HAMLET:  Years 4 - 8  |  Years 6 - 12 
JULIUS CAESAR:  Years 4 - 8  |  Years 6 - 12 
MACBETH:  Years 4 - 8  |  Years 6 - 12 
ROMEO AND JULIET:  Years 4 - 8  |  Years 6 - 12

 
   
     
   
 

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