Time for Kids Almanac 2005 (with Fact Monster)

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Fascinating Facts at Your Fingertips! Bursting with even more must-have information!

Get the most out of your mind!

  • Learn the vital steps of the writing process from the writers and editors of TIME for Kids -- from organizing your thoughts and writing a first draft to revising and copyediting your work.
  • Find out the best way to study for a test, conduct an interview, do research on the Internet, write an essay and much more.
  • Plus loads of useful homework tips!

Additions to this edition include:

  • Cool science experiments
  • 2005 calendar
  • The military
  • Volunteering
  • Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
  • The birthday of Michelangelo's David
  • An Internet resource guide
  • Fantastic trivia on U.S. states and world nations
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931933674
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Time for Kids Series
  • Pages: 360
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Who's News 8
Our Armed Forces 8
A New Planet? 13
Screen Gems 16
Animals 18
Daddy Day Care 18
Animal Groups 20
Fascinating Animal Facts 22
Classifying Animals 23
Extinct, Endangered and Threatened Species 25
Fish Facts 29
Art 30
David Turns 500 30
Types of Paintings 31
Art Movements 32
Books 34
Interview With Christopher Paolini 34
Book Awards 35
The Big Read 36
Puzzling Potter Quiz 39
Buildings & Landmarks 40
A Sky-High Plan for New York City 40
Famous Structures 42
Architects and Their Masterpieces 44
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 45
Calendars & Holidays 46
2005 Calendar 46
TFK Puzzles & Games: Straight from the Heart 48
Festivals Around the World 50
Seasons 52
Computers & the Internet 54
Messaging Mania 54
Computer, Internet and Video Game Timeline 56
TFK Puzzles & Games: Loopy Lingo 58
Dance & Theater 60
Types of Dance 60
Play Day 62
Dinosaurs 64
When Did Dinosaurs Live? 64
Fossils 66
How Are Dinosaurs Classified? 67
Disasters 68
California's Wildfires 68
Disasters Near and Far 70
Disastrous Events That Made History 72
Environment & Energy 74
The Power of Oil 74
Energy and the Earth 76
Environmental Dangers 78
TFK Puzzles & Games: Your Turn to Clean Up 79
Fashion 82
Clothes Encounters 82
Geography 84
A Golden Discovery 84
Earth on the Move 85
TFK Puzzles & Games: Follow That Map! 88
Types of Maps 89
Government 90
The Constitution 90
The Three Branches of Government 92
Checks and Balances 95
How the President Gets Elected 98
Political Mavericks 100
TFK Puzzles & Games: Run for Office! 101
Health & Body 102
We Can Eat Smarter 102
The Doctor's In 104
Rethinking the Food Pyramid 105
Your Body 106
Your Body's Systems 108
History 110
Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement 110
TFK Puzzles & Games: Words to Live By 111
World History Timeline 113
U.S. History Timeline 118
Homework Helper 122
Facing the Blank Page 122
Editing Symbols 128
TFK Puzzles & Games: A Reading Rebus 128
Tips for Writing Essays 130
Spelling Tips 133
How to Write a Book Report 134
Studying for Tests 140
Doing Research on the Internet 143
Giving an Oral Report 144
Inventions 146
Coolest Inventions of the Year 146
Inventions Timeline 148
Language 149
Saving a Native Language 150
TFK Puzzles & Games: Anagram Antics 151
Sign Language 154
Math 156
Numerical Prefixes 156
Even and Odd Numbers 157
Fractions, Decimals and Percents 159
Squares and Square Roots 163
TFK Puzzles & Games: Roamin' Numerals 165
Metric Weights and Measures 166
Military & War 168
America's Wars 168
Life for the Troops 172
Who's Who of Warriors 173
Money & Economy 174
Making Changes 174
U.S. Paper Money and Coins 175
TFK Puzzles & Games: Thrill Bill 176
Budget Keeping 178
Movies & TV 180
Movie Timeline 180
TFK Puzzles & Games: Kid Stuff 182
Top-Rated Kid Shows 183
Music 184
Downloaders Face the Music 184
TFK Puzzles & Games: The Sound of Music? 185
Music Genres 186
Mythology 188
The Olympian Gods 188
A Greek Family Tree 189
Native-American Myths 191
Presidents 192
The American Presidents 192
White House Facts 200
Words to Remember 201
Religion 202
The Five Major Faiths 202
The Legacy of Pope John Paul II 204
Science 206
The Code Breaker 206
Science FAQs 208
Experiment: Look, No Hands! 209
Periodic Table of Elements 213
Photosynthesis 214
Rocks, Minerals and Gems 215
Space 216
Our Solar System 216
Constellations 220
TFK Puzzles & Games: Spaced Out! 222
Experiment: Make Your Own Solar Eclipse 224
Sports 226
Olympic Glory in Greece 226
Baseball 228
TFK Puzzles & Games: Find the Captain 230
Freddy Adu: He's Having a Ball 233
Extreme Sports 237
United States 240
Coming to America 240
Regions of the United States 241
U.S. Population 242
TFK Puzzles & Games: They Came to America 243
American Claims to Fame 247
U.S. Map 248
The States 250
Volunteering 278
Building a Better World 278
Help Wanted 281
Weather 282
Hurricanes 282
TFK Puzzles & Games: Lightning Strikes Twice 284
Blizzards 285
Tornadoes 286
World 288
Stealing Beauty 288
TFK Puzzles & Games: Wish You Were Here 290
Nations of the World 291
World Maps 324
Answer Key 340
Index 343
Illustration/Photo Credits 358
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    Absolute Best Researcher's Guide

    I started reading this book and could not put it down because it had so many interesting fun facts! From Harry Potter trivia to school tips, this book has it all!

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