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| Grades 6
In Brazil, many urban poor live in shacks built near skyscrapers. How can people close the gap on poverty and inequalityTM
Investigate earthquakes in Turkey and quake safety precautions.
Discover how ancient technologies are used to give information about time, seasons, and navigation.
Explore archaeology and the lifestyles and technologies of ancient Egypt.
Investigate monsoons, weather, and climates and how location and oceans affect climate.
Who was CleopatraTM How did she come to govern EgyptTM Read the story of Cleopatra and Mark Antony and learn how this powerful and determined woman became one of Egypt's most famous rulers.
Joruni longs to dance in the school concert. Instead, beautiful, graceful Kesor is chosen to dance the tale that is meant to bring the much-needed monsoon rains. When tragedy strikes Kesor's family, Joruni offers to help. Generosity
Text type: contemporary fiction
The thought of clinging to a steep rockface from a mere piece of rope is not Jorge's idea of summertime fun. When another camper gets into trouble, however, Jorge shows true friendship and bravery as he comes to the rescue!
| Grades 5
Can people who once fought each other in war be friendsTM Read about forgiveness and healing the wounds of war.
Learn how the educational opportunity for the children in Nepal is changing.
Languages around the world are dying out. Learn how the Irish and other people are trying to preserve minority languages.
Discover how the people of Japan use modern technology to solve overpopulation problems.
Discover how islands are made and about different populations in an island ecosystem.
Text type: traditional tale
Hoa Moc Lan is not like most other young women her age. She is a champion sword fighter and an expert with a bow and arrow! She has to put on a different act entirely, however, when she becomes part of the king's army. Discover
her determination in this play from Vietnam.
Who was Alberto Ruz LhuillierTM How did he discover something that had been lost in timeTM Read about his curiosity and commitment for Maya archaeology, and find out what led him to discover a hidden tomb.
Text type: adventure/fantasy
In this story set in the jungles of Mexico, we step back in time and join a young Mayan prince as he discovers friendship and adventure outside the protection of the royal palace.
Who was Christopher ColumbusTM Why did he sail to AmericaTM Read about the determination that took him from Spain to the islands of the Caribbean Sea. Then discover the peace-loving culture of the Taino people who lived there.
WorldScapes Photo Essays Small-Group Set includes the seven 6-Packs listed below and a Book Bin.
Trekking in Nepal
Best of Both Worlds
The Cherry Blossom Festival
| Grades 4
Discover how the U.S.A. has been shaped by the heritage of its people and is preserving cultural diversity.
Pollution can affect the air, water, and land. Learn about how people are trying to solve pollution problems around the world.
Many electric power plants get energy by burning coal. Learn how energy production impacts our environment.
Explore the "Great Age of American Inventions" and the inventive spirit of North America.
Text type: contemporary fiction
Kate and her dad take a walk in the Pacific rainforest. Kate learns about the "merry-go-round" of life and why it's so important to respect the forest and everything that lives there.
WorldScapes Global Issues Small-Group Set includes informational text for the seven titles listed below. Set includes a 6-pack of each title and a book bin.
Mini Markets or Mega StoresTM
The Challenge of Change
Water for Life
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