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Lesson Plans & School Assistance

World Book Early World of Learning

Early Learning by World Book is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education and guided by evidence-based practices of reading instruction, Early Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum, public library programming, or learning at home. Click on the icon to visit the Early World of Learning page. Click here for list of tutorials.


Elementary School (Gale in Context) 

Children learn best when there are fewer barriers to learning. That’s why this database is designed to match how students naturally navigate online. To make cross-searching across Gale resources easier, we’ve included a Books tab on the home page that connects students directly to subscribed K–5 eBooks from Gale for uninterrupted access to elementary school content. eBooks are displayed in a simplified reader, which makes it easy for students to read and explore. Click on the icon to visit the Gale Elementary School page. Click here for a list of tutorials.


World Book Kids 

An ideal learning resource for elementary-aged students designed to build confidence and encourage creativity with image-driven navigation and inquiry-based activities. The site features easy-to-read articles that can be read aloud or translated and a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities. Encourage self-direction with our visual navigation in Explore, independent learning with WebQuests, and compare and contrast skills with Compare Animals and Compare Places. Additional teaching tools for educators and parents make this a complete solution for elementary-aged students. Click here for list of tutorials.


World Book Student 

A one-stop shop for cross curricular learning, Student includes translations to 100+ languages, a Biography Center, current events, research guides, and seamless integrations with Google Classroom and Microsoft OneDrive. The My Research and Citation Builder features assist learners in organizing and analyzing their findings. World Book’s beloved encyclopedia comes to life in a digital format, perfect for elementary and middle school learners to access information from trusted sources. Click on the icon to visit World Book Student. Click here for list of tutorials.


World Book Timelines 

Dive in to history with this unique, interactive view! Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generate timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users can also create their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media. Click on the icon to visit World Book Timelines. Click here for list of tutorials.


Middle School (Gale in Context) 

Over 300 topic pages provide content that supports national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 8 in English language arts, social studies, and science. Content is written explicitly for middle school students on a variety of topics, including government, U.S. and world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues. Features a variety of nonfiction, informational text, and formats, including books, images, audio, video, newspapers, primary sources, and more to support learning. Click on the icon to visit Gale: Middle School. Click here for a list of tutorials.