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  STUDENT
 ARTICLES:
General:

• Asia  
North East Asia:
• China  
• Japan  
• Mongolia  
• North Korea 
• South Korea  
• Taiwan  
South East Asia:
• Southeast Asia  
• Brunei  
• Cambodia  
• Indonesia  
• Laos  
• Myanmar  
• Philippines  
• Singapore  
• Thailand  
• Timor-Leste  
• Vietnam  
South Asia:
• Bangladesh  
• Bhutan  
• Maldives  
• Nepal  
• Pakistan  
• Sri Lanka  

 TIMELINES:
• Asian History  

 

 MAPS:
• Asia  (with links to countries in Asia)
• Climate in Asia (with links to additional maps)
• Southeast Asia  
• Population density of Asia  

 HISTORICAL MAPS:
• Aboriginal migration routes  
• Silk Road  

 VIDEOS:
• Orangutan  
• Orangutan swinging through trees 

  PICTURE:  
• 40 photos 

 TABLES:
• Facts in brief about Asia  
• Independent countries in Asia  
• Dependencies in Asia  
• Population density of the continents  

 COMPARE PLACES:
• Compare Countries  

 RESEARCH GUIDE:
• Asia  

 eBOOKS:
• Endangered Animals of Asia  
• Myths and Legends of South Asia and Southeast Asia  

 

  ADVANCED

 ARTICLES:
• World War II  
• Adolf Hitler  
• The Blitz  
• Western Front  
• Rats of Tobruk  

 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  

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

 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 

 

  KIDS

 ARTICLES:
• Habitat    
• Biome  
• Animal 
• Endangered Animals  

UNDER 'MORE INFORMATION' TAB:  
• Australian animals  (links to articles)

 LESSON PLAN:
• No Place Like Home  

SCIENCE PROJECTS:
• Make your own wormery  
eBOOKS:  for eBooks Subscribers
 Animal Lives Series  
• Learn About Animals  
• Learning Ladders - Animal Homes  
• Habitats and Climate Change  
• Wildlife and Climate Change 

 

UNDER 'MORE INFORMATION' TAB: 
Australian animals  (links to articles)

 GAMES:
• No Place Like Home   

 VIDEOS:

• Are animals happy living in zoos?  
• Animals of the temperate forests  
• Animals of tropical forests  
• Baboon in the forest     
• Chimpanzee hanging in a tree    
• Elephants eating in a marsh  
• Koala climbing a tree    
• Orangutan swinging in trees    
• Pandas eating  
• Puffins  
• Tasmanian devil  
• Why are polar bears endangered?  

SCAVENGER HUNT:
• Habitats 

 

  TIMELINES

 

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This month's video on the rise of the Nazi Party has been pulled from World Book's vast vault of media.
DID YOU KNOW?
Although many people did not take him seriously, Hitler’s magnetic speeches won him many followers.

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL SITES

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Early World of Learning



Using WELCOME TO READING as an activity in literacy groups:

• Students complete a number of rotational activities in which they practice reading strategies. For one activity students read a levelled story from WELCOME TO READING, complete a game and watch a video.


• WELCOME TO READING provides text read aloud in a fluent voice that models good reading for students and provide multiple opportunities for student to practice letter-sound relationships (graphophonic knowledge).

• FOR EDUCATOR section allows teachers to align WELCOME TO READING texts to current sounds and blends students are working on.

WELCOME TO READING ACTIVITY SHEETS
Many prereading and reading skills can be practised while completing the activities and playing the games provided in this section. TAKE A LOOK... 

 
   
 

Discover - Differentiated Learning


•  Comprehension Questions  •  Visual Dictionary  •  Life Skills  •  Differentiated Learning 
•  WB Explains videos in easy to find format  -  featuring What is the cycle of Life?

 
   
 

Social Studies Power

CRITICAL THINKING:
Build problem-solving skills 

INQUIRY PROJECT:
Compare the cultures of the Egyptians and the Maya. 

VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Early Civilisation Crossword 

 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Compare how different early civilizations made cultural milestones. 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Drop and drag 


 
 

Science Power

INTRODUCTION
Adaptation and Survival 

CRITICAL THINKING:

Building problem-solving skills 

EXTENSION ACTIVITY:
Adaptation in Depth 

 

EXPERIMENT:
Migration and Hibernation 

INTERACTIVE QUIZ:
Survival Match 

VOCABULARY QUIZ:
Multiple Choice Questions 

 
   
 

Activity Corner



FATHER'S DAY - SEPTEMBER 4
Give Dad a card that is also a hug for Father's Day.

 
   
 

Living Green



DID YOU KNOW? 
Leopard seals are the only seals that sometimes eat other seals.
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Early Peoples



DID YOU KNOW?

The Pantheon's dome, the best preserved of any ancient Roman building, is the oldest in existence. A type of extremely lightweight rock, called pumice, was used to reduce the weight toward the top of the dome.
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Inventions and Discoveries



NEPTUNE
DID YOU KNOW?
The discovery of Neptune was interesting, because it was based purely on reasoning, mathematics, and the science of astronomy. The planet was not seen first and then explained. Instead, astronomers reasoned that it must be there—and then they found it.
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Dramatic Learning - Teach with Theatre



HARMONY LOVES HARMONY: A NARCISSUS STORY

A barnyard comedy, inspired by the Greek myth about Narcissus, in which a self-involved and spoiled dairy cow learns to appreciate those around her.
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