HCOS families have access to the leading online encyclopaedia, World Book. This includes the following resources:
- World Book Kids
- World Book Student
- World Book Advanced
- World Book Discover
- World Book Early World of Learning
- World Book Dramatic Learning
- World Book Science Power
- Encyclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
- L’Encyclopédie Découverte
Access this through your Encom account please.
Cost: free to enrolled HCOS enrolled students
World Book Kids
World Book Kids is an online encyclopaedia designed for a younger audience with easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, and engaging activities.
World Book Student
World Book Student gives elementary and middle school students access to 40,000 encyclopaedia and reference articles; 10,000 biographies; plus audios, videos, animations, historical features, educational tools and activities.
World Book Advance
World Book Advance gives to students of Grade 8 and up access to refined optimized searching of World Book’s encyclopaedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases. It also includes research tools such as dictionaries, atlas, and research guides with citation builders for bibliographies. Students have the ability to create individual accounts, to save their content, both within World Book and from external sources, and create timelines and citations.
World Book Discover
World Book also includes “World Book Discover,” a collection of resources for differentiated learning including read-aloud, text translation, video, and clear, easy-to- read information. This engaging resource is designed to support students working below grade level with research articles, research tools, and multimedia and interactive videos designed to support grade level content. Students are able to create individual accounts to save their research. There is even a life skills component to help students negotiate financial and health issues.
Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning supports early elementary students with “Trek’s Travels,” “Welcome to Reading” and “Know It”. These sites include narrative stories, interactive games, and a visual interactive encyclopaedia to support early reading, numeracy and knowledge.
Dramatic Learning supports oral language skills and deepens the understanding of concepts in a variety of subject areas through drama activities, plays, play starters, skits, monologues, and reader’s theatre.
World Book Science Power
Science Power is an engaging and visually rich supplemental science learning site for upper elementary-age children. It includes interactive multimedia, experiments, extension activities, teacher guides, and a test for each lesson. The site is correlated to BC provincial standards, and includes differentiated content to help struggling readers master the material.
Encyclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Descubrir offers students a colourful engagement in the Spanish language covering People, Exploring the World, Science and Math, Religions of the World, Plants and Animals, History, Arts and Literature, and Sports and Hobbies. Each of these categories opens up other topics. Rich with images, a visual dictionary, activities and other links, Descubrir will give students added value and experience alongside their Spanish language studies. Resource is suitable for upper Middle and High School students.
Découverte offers students a colourful engagement in the French language covering People, Exploring the World, Science and Math, Religions of the World, Plants and Animals, History, Arts and Literature, and Sports and Hobbies. Each of these categories opens up other topics. Rich with images, a visual dictionary, activities and other links, Découverte will give students added value and experience alongside their French language studies. Suitable for upper Middle and High School students.