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The World Almanac for Kids Online

The World Almanac® for Kids Online offers 27 subject-specific areas to enhance your elementary/middle school lessons. This engaging resource contains kid-friendly content, resources for reports and research, and a dynamic home page with daily features. A natural complement to the curriculum, this entertaining online site helps kids develop online research skills with a trusted source. Now includes teacher resources, interactives, lesson plans, quizzes, videos, trivia games, science projects and more!

African-American History Online

African-American History Online covers the entire spectrum of African-American history over more than 500 years. The extensively hyperlinked entries include subject entries, primary sources, images and videos, general and topic-specific timelines, biographies, maps and charts, and more.

Curriculum Resource Center

Curriculum Resource Center provides an electronic library of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This comprehensive collection features thousands of fact sheets, timelines, images, maps, full-color diagrams, experiments, math activities, and much more!

Chelsea House Biographies Online

Chelsea House Biographies Online is a new one-stop online resource for all the biography needs of middle and high school students. Features full-length biographies of the most important,influential, and interesting people in the world.

Issues and Controversies

Issues and Controversies (All NEW & IMPROVED) helps researchers understand today's crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Its straightforward presentation of the key facts, arguments, history, and current context of today's most important and timely issues makes the database an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments. Includes full coverage of each National High School Debate topic. Now includes Intelligence Squared Debate Videos and Editorials from journals and newspapers around the world.

World News Digest

New and Improved - World News Digest presents more than seven decades of authoritative news summaries and background articles. The redesign now features a unique archive in a dynamic, new, topic-based presentation. Instant access by topic to the most current news and perspective offered by our issue overviews and specially selected archival news articles.

Modern World History Online

Modern World History Online covers the full scope of world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of fully hyperlinked subject entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, primary sources, and timeline entries combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

Writer's Reference Center

Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively, from the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research. Writing references are pulled from Facts On File’s extensive reference catalog, and more than 150 essays covering grammar, style, research, and more allow users to learn new concepts and find answers quickly.

Health Reference Center Online

Redesigned to support your curriculum needs!Health Reference Center contains thousands of hyperlinked entries organized into five major categories—body systems, diseases and disorders, drug abuse and addiction, mental health and developmental disorders, and nutrition and wellness—plus important health content focusing on teens, women, men, children, and seniors.

Ancient and Medieval History Online

Ancient and Medieval History Online provides thorough coverage of nine civilizations—ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient and medieval Africa, medieval Europe, the Americas, ancient and medieval Asia, and Islamic Empire—from prehistory to the 1500s. This highly acclaimed resource is excellent for in-depth research or comparative studies across civilizations.

Today's Science

New and Improved!Today’s Science bridges the gap between the science taught in the classroom and real-world discoveries. Boasting a fresh redesign and powerful new features, Today's Science gives in-depth explanations of important advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics and technology. Interviews with Scientists bring research to life. Science Fair guide, embedded glossary and curriculum tools make this a must have science resource!

American Indian History Online

American Indian History Online offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of American Indian culture and history, plus browseable indexes of Indian culture areas and more than 600 tribes. Event and topic entries, biographies, images and videos, maps and charts, legends, primary sources, and timeline entries allow for an interactive, multifaceted look at the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

History Research Center

History Research Center is the most authoritative resource for complete American and World History Coverage!Fully cross-searchable& seamlessly integrated for complete history coverage.Articles,biographies,timelines,primary source documents,video and more! - Now Available! - Includes American History, African-American History, American Indian History, Ancient & Medieval History and Modern World History!

American History Online

American History Online- all new and redesigned! -spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history. Now includes American Women's History and U.S. Government for expanded coverage. Thousands of biographies, subject entries, timeline entries, primary sources, images and videos, and maps cover the entire spectrum of the American experience, providing the most comprehensive range of information in a single source.

Issues and Controversies in American History

History comes to life, not as a mere recitation of names and dates, but as a series of turning points where the future hung in the balance and opinions raged on all sides. This educational database builds a deeper understanding of how historical events have shaped the United States. Places students and researchers at the center of the great debates in American History. New, specially created educator support materials - discussion questions, enhanced lessons, short video and other educator resources. Correlated to Common Core and state and national standards, Issues and Controversies in American History is a great value!

Science Online

Science Online - All new and redesigned! Contains extensive information on the full spectrum of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats, including printable diagrams, illustrations, experiments, images, videos, and flash animations. The content is organized by subject area and type of resource, and state and national education standards, as well as STEM Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards! New core topic centers, enhanced with 9 full-text eLearning modules, activities and interactives!

The World Almanac Online

World Almanac Online expands on the “most useful reference book” The World Almanac and provides students and researchers access to authoritative, essential statistics on hundreds of topics in a searchable online format. Perfect for any school or library. Great quick reference source.

Bloom's Literature Online

Bloom’s Literature Online is the definitive source for literary criticism from Harold Bloom, with essays and criticism on thousands of great writers and their works, an archive of 48,500 characters, plus articles on topics and themes, NEW-- Full-length videos of classic plays, specific advice on how to write good essays on popularly assigned authors, a timeline, video segments, and a special feature on Professor Harold Bloom’s Western Literary Canon. Over 9,000 discussion questions to enhance your literature lesson.

World Geography and Culture Online

World Geography and Culture Online enhances the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills, providing both facts at a glance and in-depth coverage through country and U.S. state entries, maps, flags, images, statistics, news articles, a gazetteer, compare and rank tools, and much more.

Learn 360

Learn 360 - The premier digital streaming service for the K-12 Education Market! An interactive, media-on-demand digital delivery service for the K12 education market. Thousands of videos, over 130,000 resources! Key producers and publishers. Great teacher resource, with activities, Teacher guides, 24/7 access, use with all mobile devices including iPads.Correlated to Common Core, state and national standards. A complete district solution or single site resource. Customizable platform, more powerful search engine, multimedia lesson builder, interactives and games! Perfect for all learning environments.