Used as a reference tool in the Information, Please series and recommended by TRISMS and other curriculums, this almanac of essential information belongs on your shelf, next to your set of encyclopedias. It's a complete desk reference of fascinating facts, illustrations, charts and maps, and an index with over 3800 entries. Facts and topics were chosen judiciously with the goal of supporting a standard curriculum of school subjects. Major sections include: Time and Space; Science and Health; The Earth and Its People; The United States; Maps; Libraries and Books; The English Language; Writing, Music, Art; Math and Numbers; and Handbook.
Since facts are fun and fascinating, Facts Plus has come up with a great activity book to help you utilize this desk reference to the fullest. These enjoyable activities can be integrated into your curriculum to enhance instruction in basic school subjects, such as reading, computer education, writing, spelling, and mathematics. There are also activities to help your children learn how to find facts fast using Facts Plus and other reference books. Throughout this book your children will do activities such as a crossword puzzle, creating a tiny trivia book, playing a board game, exploring the world through map games, and creating a timeline. Each activity has a list of materials needed, detailed instructions, answer keys, and reproducible worksheets. This 183 page, paperback, spiral-bound activity book really utilizes a variety of information from every section of the Facts Plus book. Facts Plus is a great book on its own; however, this creative activity book greatly compliments the resource, as it will spark your children's interest in using reference books in their learning. - elise