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Provides online reference and learning tools for students who read below grade level, are dealing with specific learning problems, or are at risk of falling behind. Read More
This user-friendly collection contains all of the resources that students need including encyclopedias, an atlas, historic timelines, a dictionary, news, and other essential learning tools. 21st-Century Explorer is ideal for reluctant readers, ELL and ESL students, and adult literacy students.
Two encyclopedias for differentiated learning
Level 1 provides easy-to-read articles on all school subjects. Students will naturally progress to Level 2 as they build their vocabulary, improve their reading ability, and develop research skills. Both levels have Britannica's "Read Aloud" feature.
Build confidence through learning games and activities
Engage students with fun exercises that teach new language arts, math, science, and social studies skills. Interactive games allow students to practice and test themselves on what they've learned in the classroom.
Training materials, learning materials that are correlated to curriculum standards, newsletters, and other helpful resources help teachers take full advantage of the site.
A classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons. Read More
A Complete Online Solution for Early-Childhood Learning
An interactive atlas, online art activities, interactive games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders teach concepts that children are curious about, such as geography, numbers, colors, time, and sounds.
Related to the Curriculum
Activities and materials teach the same concepts taught in the classroom and build skills in science, language arts, math, and social studies.
A comprehensive Teacher’s Guide is included with ideas on how to incorporate Learning Zone into your lesson plans. Get ideas on how to review and produce reports on student progress too.
Interactive maps and videos let children travel the world without leaving their seats. They decide where they want to go, discovering the world beyond while learning basic geography.
Interactive games and learning materials provide a play-based environment where students have fun and learn in ways appropriate to their age.
Word and letter activities based on the new Merriam-Webster’s Primary Dictionary entertain as they lay the foundation for reading and spelling by expanding students’ vocabulary.
Learning Zone gives children what they need to unlock their creativity, with a powerful online art and drawing program. Student masterpieces can be printed and posted on the classroom bulletin board or e-mailed home.
GL 6-12, College/University
This valuable online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action. Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through their speeches, writings, memoirs, poems, and interviews.
GL PK-12, College/University
An extensive collection of Encyclopædia Britannica's foreign language content, offering trustworthy information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and French.
Users will find comprehensive global content on subjects such as art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, technology, and more. Each site also contains additional local content—including culture, history, and traditions—specific to each product. Brilliant photos, detailed maps, and other images accompany the text, engaging readers and encouraging further learning.
Clean designs and powerful search engines make it easy to find information. Vast and thorough yet intuitive and fast, the Global Reference Center is ideal for native speakers and students of foreign languages.
ENCICLOPEDIA JUVENIL and ENCICLOPEDIA UNIVERSAL EN ESPAÑOL
Spanish-Language Reference for Ages 6 and Up.
ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA ONLINE JAPAN
The Authority of Britannica Applied to Our Japanese Encyclopedic Resources.
ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA ONLINE KOREA
Powerful and Easy-to-Use Korean-Language Reference Source.
BRITANNICA CONCISE ENCYCLOPEDIA (Chinese)
Thousands of Trustworthy Articles in Simplified Chinese.
ENCYCLOPÆDIA UNIVERSALIS (French)
The Largest French-Language Encyclopedic Resource Online.
GL PK-12, College/University
Delivers two products in one—a reference collection for ages 6-12 and another for the high school and college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users' needs, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.
Enciclopedia Universal en Español, the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language, includes over 47,000 encyclopedia articles plus images, maps, and tables. Complete with a dictionary, atlas, and timelines, it's the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Enciclopedia Juvenil provides a Spanish Elementary Encyclopedia with 1,500 articles, images, Spanish-language videos, and Spanish Learning Materials specifically designed for younger students. These resources are designed to help students sharpen their language skills while they learn new lessons.
Content For All Ages
Two separate databases deliver age-appropriate resources for elementary learners and more advanced users. Students can progress from one database to the next over time.
Multiple Resources In One Location
Search the encyclopedias, atlases, images, multimedia, and much more during the quest for knowledge.
Broad Coverage of Subjects
Younger students may search Animals A-Z or the Learning Materials, while older users can browse the comprehensive encyclopedias. It’s all here, in one trustworthy resource.
Created in collaboration with education and childhood experts. Students will enjoy the intuitive interface that offers access to 2,500 encyclopedia articles. Perfect for homework, projects, and satisfying natural curiosity, it’s an easy-to-use and engaging tool that teaches research skills and makes learning fun. Read More
Comprehensive Coverage of School Subjects
Students can explore what they've covered in school and other topics of interest: historical figures and events, famous individuals and fictional heroes, cities and countries, plants and animals, people and cultures, science and technology, sports, and more.
Created for Ages 7 and Up
Universalis Junior Online delivers the information that young learners need for homework and school projects. Do a key word search on a specific topic or browse A-Z entries to get ideas. Articles include links to related entries so that students can continue to discover and learn.
Bright, Engaging, and Stimulating
A lively interface and more than 3,100 photographs, maps, flags, charts, and images will draw students in to the encyclopedia. Plus, "Do You Know" and the "Image of the Day" are fun ways to interest young learners.
The perfect online companion for your elementary math program. With 35,000 math problems that cover 91 topics all aligned with NCTM standards, students are never presented the same question twice, so there is no item fatigue. Read More
As they practice, the difficulty level of the questions increases progressively according to performance; if appropriate, topics for remediation are suggested. Teachers can easily access Instant Progress Check, which summarizes student time on task, success rates, and item analysis at the touch of a button. Downloadable reports are available to analyze class performance and report overall progress. SmartMath is the world's most advanced formative assessment and math practice system.
Build solid foundations in the five learning dimensions of math: Number and Operations, Measurement, Geometry, Data Analysis and Probability, and Algebra.
Students spend more time on task, because they are engaged by the animated characters, motivated by the Star rewards system, and enjoying success by building math skills at their individual learning levels.
Formative assessments may be customized for a grade, a class, or individual students by math topic or by state standards.
Easy access to more than 2 million rights-cleared images from 40 of the best collections in the world. Great for teacher lessons plans, assignments, activities, and whiteboards; student reports and projects; or school Web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers, and bulletins. Read More
Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery. Free of advertising and from trustworthy sources, Image Quest provides safe and fast access to the highest quality images on all topics and for all ages. Organized by subject matter and fully searchable.
Each photo or illustration comes with complete metadata, including the source, the copyright holder, caption, and keywords. Because Britannica has done the work of finding the best photos—most of which are not freely available on the Web—you can trust the source and be certain that you’re using an accurate photo.
Images can be downloaded, printed, saved in a “Lightbox” or virtual folder, or e-mailed as jpegs or gifs.
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