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February 2015
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Celebrate Black History Month

This February, we honor the achievements and culture of African Americans and recognize the central role African Americans play in U.S. history.

To find free resources to teach kids about black history in your school or library, check out our brand-new Visual History, “The African American Civil Rights Movement.” Get a glimpse into the past and discover pivotal events that took place during the 1950s and 1960s in this visual timeline.

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What's new in
World Book Online
2015?

Help your students delve into current events using World Book Online! We know how important it is for our databases to provide up-to-the-minute information for student researchers. We have recently added many fascinating articles and brilliant images that are sure to spark interesting class discussions, such as:

ARTICLES
Eric Garner Case
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Ferguson Protests of 2014

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A celebration in Pyongyang, North Korea 
An Islamic State fighter in the Iraqi city of Mosul
A female U.S. soldier in Baghdad

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What's New on WorldBook.com?
Featured Creature

Find a new furry, feathered, or finned animal every day with the brand-new FEATURED CREATURE!

Spotlight on: RHESUS MONKEY 



Asian Ancestry: The rhesus monkey lives across southern Asia and as far north as northern China.

Woman Power: The group’s activities are organized around several older females. Kinship with these females strongly influences rank within the group. 

Links with humans: Rhesus monkeys and human beings share about 93 percent of their DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid).

Learn more about the rhesus monkey or discover new friends from the animal kingdom.

 

All-New Kids: Coming Soon!

NEW! COMPLETELY REDESIGNED AND UPDATED!



The popular reference website developed especially for young students has been redesigned with a streamlined look and navigation! It features an intuitive user interface, thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities.

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For Public Libraries

 



What's new in
World Book Online
2015?

Help your patrons delve into current events using World Book Online! We know how important it is for our databases to provide up-to-the-minute information for researchers. We have recently added many fascinating articles and brilliant images that are sure to spark curiosity among your patrons, such as:

ARTICLES
Eric Garner Case
Ferguson Protests of 2014
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

PHOTOS:
A celebration in Pyongyang, North Korea 
An Islamic State fighter in the Iraqi city of Mosul
A female U.S. soldier in Baghdad

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Featured Video:
Groundhogs as Meteorologists

Six more weeks until spring? Or six more weeks of winter?

Every February 2, according to legend, the groundhog will answer this question by awakening from its winter sleep and emerging from its burrow. A cloudy day predicts that spring is on its way, while a sunny day scares the groundhog back into its hole for more wintery weather.

Julia Gregory, senior educator at Tennessee Aquarium, discusses the weather sensitivity of groundhogs.

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Try It At Home Activity for Kids: Learn about how uneven heating of the Earth’s surface can cause seasons.

What You’ll Need

2 thermometers
black construction paper
lamp

Instructions

  • Place the black construction paper under the lamp.
  • Turn on the lamp and observe the lit area.
  • Place one thermometer right outside of the lit area on the paper.
  • Place the other thermometer right under the lamp.
  • Wait about 10-15 minutes.
  • Check the temperature of both thermometers and observe the differences.

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Behind the Headlines

A uniquely accessible and informative take on the latest news stories invites students and patrons to explore our world… one headline at a time.

2014 Hottest Year on Record

With much of the country blanketed in snow and ice, it can be hard to believe that our planet is getting warmer. But, in fact, many scientists have evidence that the Earth’s temperature is rising.

Learn more about why 2014 was the hottest year on record and what researchers predict will happen by 2030.

 

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