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July 2015
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Typical Course of Study Updated

Check online for the 2015-2016 school year’s Typical Course of Study! This free online resource outlines the curriculum for grades preschool through twelve. This information has been updated to reflect the requirements outlined by states, standards from recognized organizations in each field, and expectations identified in major textbooks for each subject and grade level. Please visit World Book’s Website to view the updated materials.

 

Now Available as eBooks!

graphicWorld Book has almost 2,000 eBooks available to World Book users through worldbookonline.com. New this month, we added 800 classics to our eBook collection and Angry Aardvark to Zealous Zebra.

Have you ever seen a party of prim pigs pompously picnicking? Or a frightened fish fleeing a ferocious foe? In Angry Aardvark to Zealous Zebra, young children are introduced to the alphabet with a fun twist. Each letter is accompanied by an illustration that prompts a child to imagine other words that begin with that same letter, often making for silly and magical results.

Current eBook Totals
WB eBooks: 247
Classics: 1,591
Total: 1,838

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New Webinar

We’ve got a brand-new look! This webinar provides an in-depth look at our newly redesigned online article pages for Kids, Student, and Advanced. You’ll get to see what’s new, what’s changed, and why the improvement will be beneficial to you, your students, and your patrons.

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For Schools

 



What's new?

graphicConnect your students with meaningful resources and up-to-the-minute news content with World Book Online!

In an effort to always improve our products for our subscribers, we continuously update our databases with fascinating new articles and eye-grabbing visual media that spark curiosity and build research skills.

Check out these new additions to World Book Online

NEW ARTICLES, covering a broad range of topics, including:

NEW PHOTOS, including:

There's always something new on
World Book Online!

 

Summer Fun

It’s the perfect time to try out some fun experiments to help young students discover more about our incredible world!

World Book Kids offers a section on Science Projects with some great activities to teach kids about plants. Students will be able to see how plants absorb nutrients through color. 

Materials:

• white carnation
• red and blue food coloring
• 2 water glasses
• an adult

Introduction:

When you drink with a straw, you draw liquid up through it. Plants pull water up through tubes in their stems. You can watch this happen.

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Procedures:

1. Fill two glasses about one-fourth full with water. Add five drops of red food coloring to one and five drops of blue food coloring to the other. Stir the water in each glass.


2. Ask an adult to cut the end off the carnation stem and slice the stem up the middle, as shown in the illustration.


3. Put half of the stem in the blue water and half in the red water. Check the flower every few hours. The plant "straws" in each half of the stem will pull the colored water upward until it reaches the flower petals. By the next day, your flower will look red, white, and blue!

 

 

What's new on WorldBook.com?

FEATURED VISUAL HISTORY:
HISTORY OF BASEBALL

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This Month in History

graphicJuly 1: Canada Day

July 4: Independence Day, United States

July 8: Count von Zeppelin, German inventor, born 1838

July 8: John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, born 1839

July 9: Youth Day, Morocco

July 12: Panama Canal opened in 1920

July 14: Bastille Day, France

July 19: Edgar Degas, French painter, born 1834

July 20: British Columbia became a Canadian province in 1871

July 25: First flight across the English Channel made by Louis Bleriot, 1909

July 31: Milton Friedman, American economist, born 1912

More This Month in History→





For Public Libraries

 



What's new?

graphicConnect your patrons with meaningful resources and up-to-the-minute news content with World Book Online!

In an effort to always improve our products, we continuously update our databases with fascinating new articles and eye-grabbing visual media that spark curiosity and build research skills.

Check out these recent additions!

NEW ARTICLES, covering a broad range of topics, including:

NEW MAPS, including:

There's always something new on
World Book Online!

 

Fun Library Activities

Try out some fun activities to teach young patrons more about reading and writing.

World Book Online offers a section on Activity Corner with some great writing activities to help kids practice their skills. 

Writing a story is a team event when you pass it on!

Most writers work alone. But thanks to this activity, storytelling can be friendly fun. Go through a stack of old magazines and find a picture that really makes you think twice. Write a paragraph about the person, animal, place, or thing in the picture. Then pass the picture and your paragraph on to a friend. Ask them to add to the paragraph and pass it on to another friend. The next person adds a few sentences and passes it along, and so on, and so on, until you've built a whole story around the photo. Gather together and read the story aloud.

Hint: You can play this game on the Internet via e-mail. Just find a picture on a Web site. Pass the Web address to your friends, along with your story. (Don't give out your name, address, or age to anyone you meet on the Web without your parents' permission!)

 

 

Featured Creature

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

Meet the Sea Lion!
 


The sea lion is a large ocean mammal with four flippers. They vary in size but some—depending on species and sex—can weigh up to 2,200 pounds.  Sea lions feed on fish and squid, and they dive to hunt for food. The animal’s snout has long whiskers that help the sea lion find prey in dim light; however, the sea lion’s large eyes provide good vision, especially underwater.

Learn more about the Sea Lion or discover new friends from the animal kingdom!

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This Month in History

graphicJuly 1: Canada Day

July 4: Independence Day, US

July 8: Count von Zeppelin, German inventor, born 1838

July 8: John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, born 1839

July 9: Youth Day, Morocco

July 12: Panama Canal opened in 1920

July 14: Bastille Day, France

July 19: Edgar Degas, French painter, born 1834

July 20: British Columbia became a Canadian province in 1871

July 25: First flight across the English Channel made by Louis Bleriot, 1909

July 31: Milton Friedman, American economist, born 1912

More This Month in History→




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