OCTOBER

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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:
United Nations 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Commission on Human Rights
International Relations 

RESEARCH GUIDE:
United Nations 
Links to 23 articles on Biographies
Links to 26 articles on UN Organisations

TIMELINES: 
History of United Nations
Members of the United Nations
Secretaries-general of the United Nations 

 

HISTORICAL MAP:
Palestine partition in 1947 

  PICTURES: 
United Nations Charter 
United Nations flag 

TABLES:
Members of the United Nations 
Important events in UN history 
• Preamble to UN Charter  
Secretaries-general of the UN  

WEBSITES:
United Nations Home Page 
United Nations Human Rights 

 

  ADVANCED

ARTICLES:
China 
Shang dynasty 
Zhou dynasty 
Qin dynasty 
Han dynasty 
Sui dynasty 
Tang dynasty 
Song dynasty 
Ming dynasty 

MAPS:
Population density in China 
China - Ethnic Groups

TABLES:
China in brief
Important dates in China 

TIMELINE:
History of China 

 

  PICTURES: 
Great Wall of China 
Forbidden City

RESOURCE GUIDE:
China 

VIDEOS: 
Great Wall of China  
Tiananmen Square protest  
Who was the first emperor of China?  

PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS:
The Boxer Rebellion
The Chinese Revolution 

SPECIAL REPORTS:
China's Global Awakening 

MAGAZINE ARTICLES: (EBSCO)
The World We Have LOST 

 

  KIDS

ARTICLES:
Nutrition   
Food
Health 
Digestive system 
Fat 
Minerals  
Obesity 
Protein 
Sugar  
Vegetarianism   
Vitamins  

LESSON PLAN:
Food Fun 

SCAVENGER HUNT:
Nutrition 
Food 
Health 
• Human Body 

 

ACTIVITIES:
Food Fun 

GAMES:
Mealtime matter  

VIDEOS:
What is organic gardening?
Watch video ► 

PICTURES:
Food made from wheat
Dairy food 
Exercise 
Farmer's market 
Harvesting organic vegetables
Variety of foods at grocery stores 

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS:
1. What is nutrition?
2. Why should people eat a variety of foods?
3. What are the six main groups of nutrients?
4. By what process does the body break food down into nutrients?

 

  TIMELINES

 

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This month's video on Thomas Edison has been pulled from World Book's vast vault of media.
DID YOU KNOW?
By the time Thomas Edison was 15, he had developed hearing problems. His hearing worsened as he grew older. Late in life, he could only hear people shouting directly into his ear.

 

 

SPECIALTY SITES

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Early World of Learning



TREK'S TRAVELS:
The learning environment of Early World of Learning is designed to be navigable and appealing to the youngest users. Pages throughout the site feature colourful visual cues and voiceover sounds for pre-readers.

This month we are featuring TREK'S TRAVELS offering stories, games, videos, activities, and educator content centred around critical early childhood themes.

 
   
 

Discover - Differentiated Learning


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

 
   
 

Social Studies Power

LESSON:
International Cooperation 

CRITICAL THINKING:
Build problem-solving skills 

INQUIRY PROJECT:
Compare the League of Nations and the United Nations 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Create a UN Peacekeeping Operations Timeline 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
International Relations 

VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Drop and drag 

 
 

Science Power

LESSON:
Food Chains and Webs 

CRITICAL THINKING:

Building problem-solving skills 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Create a food chain to visualise the transfer of energy. 

 

EXPERIMENT:
Study how plants use sunlight to produce new plant material. 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Picturing food web 

VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Food Chain Crossword 

 
   
 

Activity Corner



Here are some great costume ideas:
Magician costume - perform some Halloween magic
Ogre costume - every Halloween party should have at least one ogre
Zombie costume - dress up like one of the walking dead
Dracula costume - dress up like the famous Count Dracula

 
   
 

Living Green



DID YOU KNOW? 
Melbourne's Council House 2 opened in August 2006. It has won many environmental and architectural awards, including six Green Stars, the highest rating given by the Green Building Council of Australia. Other awards include those from the United Nations and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

 
   
 

Early Peoples



DID YOU KNOW?

Sir Joseph Banks who sailed with Captain James Cook on the H.M.S. Endeavour was stunned by the beauty and variety of Maori ta moko (the art of tattooing).

 
   
 

Inventions and Discoveries



DID YOU KNOW?
THOMAS EDISON FIRST DEMONSTRATED HIS ELECTRIC LIGHT ON OCTOBER 19, 1879.
There were at least 20 other inventors who worked to create incandescent light. But Thomas Edison envisioned the ways in which electricity would be distributed.

 
   
 

Dramatic Learning - Teach with Theatre



THE WITCHES OF SALEM VILLAGE: INNOCENT or GUILTY?
In 1692, the largest witch hunt in American history took place. The Salem witchcraft trials, as they are now known, were held in Salem, a town in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Many people lost their lives in this bloody period due to fearful accusations.  Lesson Plan 

 
   
     
   
 

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