New articles, images, video and more!
Included in Core and History Packages for Level F.
One DVD-ROM disc holds the entire contents of the 22-volume print edition plus: text search capability, time lines, hyper-linked dictionary (double-click on any word and see its definition instantly), video and sound clips, and more. We love it.
This deluxe DVD edition also includes homework (i.e., research) wizards, full-length video set, simulations, animations and more.
Please Note: This software will only work on a computer drive that is capable of playing DVDs.
Software cannot be returned for a refund once package is opened. Once the package is opened, it may ONLY be returned if it is faulty, and then for purposes of EXCHANGE only.
One homeschool mom asked if it was necessary to purchase the World Book software for her Core F student. The reason she asked: her current computer was not capable of running DVDs and she wasn't sure if they'd be able to replace it. Furthermore, she already had two sets of encyclopedias at home.
Here's how John Holzmann responded:
1) We chose World Book because it is, BY FAR, the best encyclopedia for elementary and middle school students . . . not to mention most high schoolers.
UNLIKE other encyclopedias I've looked at (OTHER THAN Britannica!), World Book has a very consistent, high-quality editorial voice. Also ...
Article authors use a consistent, highly readable style. (Other encyclopedias, except Britannica, in my experience, are "all over the board." Some articles are easy to read, some extremely difficult. Some are written clearly, some quite poorly.)
All articles of more than a few paragraphs in length begin with simple(r) OVERVIEWS (useful for younger children), then work their way deeper into the kinds of issues that older children (i.e., high school students) and adults may want to know.
Long articles (which include all the articles we reference in the Core F program) include thorough and consistent structural OUTLINES ... which make the articles relatively easy to navigate.
2) All of our assignments in the Core F program are tied to specific subsections and, sometimes, even paragraphs within the referenced articles in World Book. If you try to use a different encyclopedia, you will likely have a difficult time keeping your reading to a reasonable length.
3) World Book is usually available for reading (most often the print edition, but sometimes the computer version, too) at virtually every public library, primarily because it is the premier encyclopedia for young people.