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SOS believes education gives a better chance in life to children in the developing world too. A good way to help other children is by sponsoring a child

The contents of this Schools Wikipedia has been organised by subject along the lines of subjects in the UK curriculum. There are 5500 articles, some of which have been listed under several subjects. The general principle has been that this subject index should be helpful rather than categorising. So for example we have still listed Pluto in the category of planets even though it is not considered a planet any more and Russia as a country has been included in both Europe and Asia. We have often listed people both in the biographies (of which there are 850) but also under the area of study for which they were famous. If you struggle to find a particular article we suggest you try the title index which includes every word of the title of every article (including alternative titles, so Pyrites are listed under Pyrites, Fool and Gold). Most topics related to the natural world, including a lot of information on birds, plants, dinosaurs, medicine, insects and so on are under Science / Biology. This classification was done by hand so please report errors. In our first version in 2005 we found a helpful volunteer had classified Brussels as a vegetable!

Wikipedia for Schools is a selection taken from the original English-language Wikipedia by the child sponsorship charity . It was created as a checked and child-friendly teaching resource for use in schools in the developing world and beyond.Sources and authors can be found at See also our Disclaimer.