Learn about the history and geography of Antarctica with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. Antarctica is the fifth biggest continent on Earth. It is also the coldest. The sun shines for only half of the year and stays under the horizon for the other half. Early explorers of Antarctica described it as a mysterious, lonely place. But they also described it as a desert. And a desert it is!
Learn about the science and history of volcanoes with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. A volcano is an opening in the earth's surface through which molten rock, gases and debris can escape. The mound commonly associated with volcanoes is what remains after eruptions have collected and hardened around this opening.Volcanoes exist in the mythology of numerous countries, such as Iceland and Japan. Many past cultures, such as the Greeks and the Romans, also had volcano mythology.
A mountain is defined as any hill that reaches 600 metres or more. Mountains come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some have sharp, pointed edges; others slope more gently. The terrain of a mountain is made up of peaks, valleys, escarpments, and plateaus. And the collective name for a group of mountains is a mountain range.Two of the most famous mountain ranges in the world are America's Sierra Nevada and Africa's Atlas mountains.
Learn about the history of Colonialism with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Around 500 years ago, European nations began to explore the world around them more than ever before. With safer and faster ships, Europeans were able to sail across the globe, over oceans that had once been unnavigable. As they undertook these great voyages of discovery they encountered cultures very different to their own.
Learn about the discovery of Atoms with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. How is your body similar to the chair you are sitting in? Both things are made up of atoms! In fact, almost everything in the entire universe is made up of atoms. They are the building blocks of matter.
Learn about the science and history of dinosaurs with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. Huge and sometimes ferocious, dinosaurs ruled the earth for more than 175 million years. To us, dinosaurs might be scary-looking. But humans never had to fear dinosaurs because they died out 65 million years ago, a long time before the first people were around!Dinosaurs lived in a period called the Mesozoic era, which began about 240 million years ago.
Learn about the workings of the Human Body with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. The human body is more sophisticated than even the best computer. But while scientists know more about the human body than perhaps anything else, there are still mysteries that baffle us. When it comes to the human body, it seems that the more we know, the more we realise we don't know!
Learn about the art movement called Impressionism with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds.
Impressionism was a style of art that began in late 19th-century Paris. It was concerned with depicting movement and capturing light in paintings. Impressionist artists included Claude Monet, Hilaire Edgar Degas, Eugene-Louis Boudin, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, Mary Stevenson Cassatt, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
He was a great leader of the ancient world. And still today, Julius Caesar is one of history’s most famous people. Caesar was born in 100 BC to the wealthy family of the Julii. His parents named him Gaius. “Caesar”, meaning “head of hair”, was a nickname he received later. Caesar began to assert his authority at a young age.
The French Revolution came about because of a long-held displeasure at how the rich lived. While the rich lived comfortably, the common people were forced to pay taxes too high for them to pay. And there was not enough food produced for them to eat. French peasants became so impoverished that visitors to France said many of them were as skinny as skeletons.
Imagine living in a world where different skin colours are celebrated, where gender is not a controversy, and where disabilities are always respected. Such a world would be one that recognised 'civil rights'. Civil rights are people's rights to be equal, regardless of race, religion, gender, and disabilities. In democratic countries, civil rights are also known as "natural rights".
Learn about the history of the Printing Press with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds.
Alongside the invention of the wheel, electric light and the internet, the invention of the printing press was one of history’s great, transformative moments.
Learn about the story of Merlin the Magician with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. As the advisor who helps King Arthur through the early years of his reign, Merlin has become the most famous wizard of all time.The stories of Merlin may have been based on a real person. But the character we know as Merlin today has come down to us through the “History of the Kings of Britain”, a book by the 12th-century English writer Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Learn about the development of the Jury System with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. When someone accused of a crime goes to court, a decision is made on whether or not to punish them. This is done by either a judge or a jury. A judge has a job in law. But a jury is a group of everyday people who work together to decide if a suspect is innocent or guilty. Whether or not a jury is used depends on the matter being heard.
Learn about the fascinating life of Henry VIII with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Henry VIII has gone down in history as a powerful, passionate English king. In his life, he married six times and fathered three future monarchs. But perhaps most incredibly of all, he changed religion in England forever by establishing the Church of England. Henry was born the second son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in 1491.
Learn about the evolution of Roman Myths with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Romulus and Remus were twins who were raised by a wolf. In 753 BC they moved away from their home in Alba Longa to build a new city. But they fought over the site and name of the future city and Romulus slew Remus. Romulus then founded the city of Rome. So goes the myth which tells of the beginnings of ancient Roman culture.
William Shakespeare is one of the most famous writers of all time. But little is known about the life of this playwright and poet.What we do know is that Shakespeare was born in 1564 in a town in the west of England called Stratford-Upon-Avon. His father, John Shakespeare, was a glove-maker who was also on the local council.
Learn about Whales with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Whales may seem like the biggest fish in the ocean, but they're actually not fish at all. Whales and dolphins are actually mammals, just like us! In fact, we're more similar than you might think. Scientists believe that millions of years ago, whales lived on land and spent most of their time fishing in shallow water.
Continue the journey of discovery with Smarty, Volume 3, by iMindsJNR.
A compilation of six diverse topics across our six junior categories, in Smarty, Volume 3, you will learn about: The science of the human body; the life and writings of William Shakespeare; the traditions of opera; the history of colonialism, the world's greatest mountain ranges; and the legalities of the jury system.
Learn about the history of Hierogylphs with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Hieroglyphs form some of the oldest writing in the world. The word ‘hieroglyph’ means ‘sacred carvings’ in Greek and is the name given to written characters formed by drawings. These drawings can be of people, animals, plants, or many other objects.