Product Updates: New Kids InfoBits Content

Gale is continually updating and adding new content to Kids InfoBits, ensuring that you and your students have access to the most timely, engaging, and authoritative information. The items below were added in February 2015.

  • Long John Silver plots to steal a pirate’s loot in Robert Lewis Stevenson’s 1883 tale Treasure Island.  Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library/Alamy
    Long John Silver plots to steal a pirate’s loot in Treasure Island. Lebrecht Music and Arts Photo Library/Alamy

    Kids InfoBits Presents: Literature has been added. This is a new content set created exclusively for Kids InfoBits. Sixty-three literary topics are covered, each containing a “Basic” overview aimed at lower elementary students and an “Intermediate” overview aimed at upper elementary students. Every article has an image representing the topic. Examples include:

    • Adventure Fiction
    • American Dream
    • Biography
    • Caldecott Medal
    • Haiku
    • Heroes in Literature
    • Nonfiction
    • Parts of a Book
    • Parts of a Poem
    • Rhyme
    • Short Story
    • Villains
  • Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia: More than 600 articles from have been updated, including:
    • Afghanistan
    • Alabama
    • Hans Christian Andersen
    • Maya Angelou
    • Canadian Literature (English)
    • Jimmy Carter
    • Chicago
    • Ebola Virus
    • Lake Erie
    • Football
    • Henry Ford
    • Mount Hood
    • Iraq
    • New Zealand
    • Parakeet
    • Science
    • Tortoise

      New Kids Bits for Presidents' Day and Winter Sports have been added this month
      New InfoBIts for Presidents’ Day and Winter Sports have been added this month
    • Vikings
    • Whaling
  • InfoBits, homepage snippets that feature fun facts, are updated monthly. February’s InfoBits cover the following topics:
    • Presidents’ Day
    • Winter Sports
    • Mardi Gras
    • Black History Month
  • Improved Search: Tweaks have been made to the subject topic trees, resulting in more targeted results for key topics

 

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About the AuthorGeoff Schwartz

Geoff is a Renaissance man, who can often be found reading about obscure historical topics, working on cars, or debating world affairs. He comes from a family of teachers and has a BA in communications.

 

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