NOVEMBER

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Media Collection, eBooks, and Primary Source Documents

With a single search, access encyclopedia articles, maps, tables, timelines, online books, literary criticisms, primary source documents, pictures, sounds and videos.



  STUDENT
ARTICLES:
Bushrangers
Ned Kelly 
Ben Hall 
Captain Moonlite 
Captain Thunderbolt 
Matthew Brady 
Joe Byrne 
John Caesar 
Martin Cash 
Jack Donohoe 
Frank Gardiner 
Michael Howe 
Joseph Bolitho Johns 
Daniel Morgan 
Musquito 
Harry Power 
John Whitehead 

 

RESEARCH GUIDE:
Bushrangers 

  PICTURE: 
Glenrowan by Sir Sidney Nolan 

SCAVENGER HUNTS:
Bushrangers 
Ned Kelly 

QUIZ:
Bushrangers    

 

  ADVANCED

 ARTICLES:
• Ancient Egypt  
• Battle of Kadesh  
• Rosetta Stone  
• Hieroglyphics  

 RESEARCH GUIDE:
• Ancient Egypt  

  HISTORICAL MAPS:
• Ancient Egypts: Three periods  
• Battle of Kadesh  

 TABLES:
• Important dates in ancient Egypt's history  

 TIMELINES:
• History of Ancient Egypt  
• Advances in Archaeology  

 PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS:
• The Rosetta Stone 
• Egyptian Contract of Marriage  

 SPECIAL REPORTS:
• Medical Tales from the Crypt  

 WEBSITES:  
• Ancient Egypt  

 SCAVENGER HUNT:
• Ancient Egypt  

► WEBQUESTS: Find in Educator Tools
• Ancient Egypt 

 

  PICTURES:  
• Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics  
• Civilisation of ancient Egypt  
• First pyramid in ancient Egypt  
• Papermaking in ancient Egypt  
• Typical country estate in Ancient Egypt  
• King Horemheb of Ancient Egypt  
• Importance of the Nile River to ancient Egypt 
• Cleopatra  
• Egyptian mummies  
• The death of Cleopatra  
• Anubis  
• Canopic jar, used in preparing a mummy  
• Re  
• Alexandrian Library  
• Pyramids of Egypt  
• Temple of Horus at Edfu, Egypt  
• The Great Sphinx, Giza, Egypt  
• Osiris, Egyptian god of the afterlife   

 VIDEOS:
• Great Sphinx
• Valley of the Kings  

 SOUND:
• Carter on discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun  

 eBOOKS:
• A Look At...Wonders of the World  
• Ancient Egypt  
• Myths and Legends  
• Legends of the Gods / The Egyptian Texts 

 

  KIDS

ARTICLES:
Japan   
Japan flag  
2011 earthquake and tsunami
Japanese language 
Japanese literature 
Kabuki  
Tokyo 
Kyoto  
Osaka  
Mount Fuji 
Shinto  
Samurai  

 IMPORTANT PEOPLE:
• Type Japan in the search box

LESSON PLAN:
Origami doll 

ACTIVITIES:
Origami doll 

SCAVENGER HUNT:
• Japan   
eBOOKS:  for eBooks Subscribers
• Tales Through Time - The Island of the Ogres 

 

OUTLINE MAPS:
Japan Map and Flag outline  

MAPS:
Japan 
Economy in Japan  
Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011  
Average yearly precipitation in Japan  
Average January temperatures in Japan  
Average July temperatures in Japan  
Population density in Japan  
Fukushima nuclear disaster  

PICTURES:
Japan flag
Tokyo skyline 
Tokyo at night 
Sumo wrestler 
Samurai 
Shinto shrine 
Shinto dancers 

 VIDEOS:
• Honshu tsunami in the Pacific Ocean   

WEBSITES:
Japan - Time for Kids 

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:
1. What is the capital of Japan?
2. What are the names of the four main islands of Japan?
3. How does Japan earn most of its money?
 

  TIMELINES

 

HOW TO USE WORLD BOOK TIMELINES 



 

AUTHORS BORN IN NOVEMBER:

Search by Author or Title

BRAM STOKER: Born November 8, 1847
• Dracula
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: 
Born November 13, 1850
• Kidnapped
• Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
• Treasure Island
GEORGE ELIOT: Born November 22, 1819
• Middlemarch 
• Silas Marner 

 



                                                                     


LOUISA M. ALCOTT:
Born November 29, 1832
• Little Women 
JONATHAN SWIFT: Born November 30, 1667
• Gullivers Travels 
MARK TWAIN: Born November 30, 1835
• The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
• Tom Sawyer
L.M. MONTGOMERY: Born November 30, 1874
• Anne of Green Gables
VOLTAIRE: Born November 21, 1694
• Candide  

 

This month's video on Japan has been pulled from World Book's vast vault of media.
DID YOU KNOW?
Forested mountains and hills cover about 70 percent of Japan.

 

 

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 EARLY WORLD CLASSICS offering celebrated stories, nursery rhymes and sing-along songs to help young students build basic comprehension.

Each feature includes voice-over narration and word-for-word highlighting to make reading along fun and easy. You can download audio files as MP3s so students can be read to or sung to.

 
   
 

Discover - Differentiated Learning


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

 
   
 

Social Studies Power

LESSON:
Vikings 

CRITICAL THINKING:
Build problem-solving skills 

INQUIRY PROJECT:
Write your own short saga about the Vikings in Vinland. 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Make a Viking Exploration Map  

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Vikings 

VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Drop and drag 

 
 

Science Power

BEHAVIOUR
•  Animal Behaviour 
•  Behaviour and Survival   
CELLS
•  Plant and Animal Cells 
CLASSIFICATION
•  Classifying Living Things 
•  Classifying Plants and Animals 
HUMAN BODY
•  Circulatory and Respiratory Systems
•  Digestive, Urinary and Endocrine systems 
•  Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous Systems 

 

LIFE CYCLES
•  Plants and Animals 
LIFE FUNCTIONS

•  Characteristics of Living Things 
•  Heredity: Inherited & Learned Characteristics
•  Reproduction and Inheritance 
•  What Is Life? 
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
•  Animals  •  Plants 
STRUCTURE
•  Structure of Living Things  
•  From Cells to Systems 

 
   
 

Activity Corner



Christmas 
Hanukkah 

 
   
 

Living Green



DID YOU KNOW? 
There are over 1 billion motor vehicles in use throughout the world. In 1950, there were only about 50 million.  LEARN MORE 

 
   
 

Early Peoples



DID YOU KNOW?

Western scholars' deciphering of ancient Egypt's language began when the French general Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt. In 1799, his soldiers found a black rock covered in three kinds of writing, including ancient Greek.

The French scholar Jean-François Champollion discovered the stone contained the same message written in three languages. By using the Greek version (still used today) and building on the earlier work of the British scholar Thomas Young, Champollion worked out the meanings of many Egyptian words.
LEARN MORE

 
   
 

Inventions and Discoveries



DID YOU KNOW?
Historians believe that 100,000 people worked about three or four months a year, over 20 years, to build the Great Pyramid in Egypt.  LEARN MORE 

 
   
 

Dramatic Learning - Teach with Theatre



KABUKI GIFT
Kabuki Gift is an "East-meets-West" comedy about the conflict between public duty and private desire when it comes to true love. This play is not written in strict kabuki fashion, but is meant to celebrate this theatrical form and the culture of Japan.  LESSON PLAN 

 
   
     
   
 

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