June 29, 2018

July 4th–The History Behind the Date

Every July 4, the United States celebrates its Independence Day, the anniversary of the day in 1776 when the American Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. […]
June 25, 2018

School’s Out for the Summer!

Students will soon be out for summer vacation, and there will be lots of activities competing for their school-free hours. Unfortunately, kids might not make reading […]
June 15, 2018

Jurassic World – Separating Fact from Fiction

On Friday, June 22, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest installment of the wildly popular Jurassic Park series of films, opens in wide release across the […]
June 1, 2018


Graduation is a special rite of passage. The first graduations were held by European universities in the Middle Ages. Schools award graduates a diploma for successfully […]
May 25, 2018

First American Space Walk

Fifty-three years ago on June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward Higgins White II made history as the first American to leave his craft while in outer space. […]
May 18, 2018

Memorial Day: The Tuskegee Airmen

Each year, on the last Monday in May, the United States celebrates Memorial Day, a holiday that honors Americans who gave their lives for their country. […]
May 12, 2018

5 Study Tips for End-of-year Tests

Don’t cram. This is the best tip, and maybe the most obvious, but perhaps the hardest to put into practice. Instead of waiting until the end […]
May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week—Day 5

This week we’ve been celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, which was established by the National PTA in 1984. I asked my World Book colleagues what they appreciated […]
May 10, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week—Day 4

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Since 1984, the National PTA has set aside the first full week of May to honor teachers. I asked my World Book […]
May 9, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week—Day 3

We’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week! The National PTA established the first full week of May to honor teachers in 1984. I asked my World […]