December Spotlight on World Book

World Book Products for all PreK-12 Students

Find the version of World Book that's right for you. A resource for Timelines is also available.

December Highlights

December 7 - Pearl Harbor Day

December 15 - Bills of Rights Day

December 21 - Winter Solstice

December 24 - Hanukkah begins at Sundown

December 25 - Christmas Day

December 26 - Kwanzaa begins

December 30 - Rudyard Kipling's birthday

Can you answer the following questions using World Book?

Who was the President of the United States during the attack on Pearl Harbor? Can you find the audio of his radio speech after the attack?


What is the purpose of Bill of Rights Day?


The winter solstice marks the beginning of ____________?


What does the word Hanukkah mean?


Today's most popular Christmas customs began in ____________?


What are the seven principles of Kwanzaa?


Kipling was the first English writer to receive what prize?

Some World Book extras!

Search World Book Advanced for Kipling. Click on the "Related Information" tab next to the Article and Images, Videos and Audio tabs. Find his books published online!


Teachers can find lessons focusing on primary sources in World Book Advanced. From the Main screen, go to Research and Resources and then down to Educator Tools. Select Teaching with Documents. Roosevelt's War Address can be found under World War II and a Bill of Rights lesson can be found under Constitutional Issues.

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