Learning about the World’s Famous Places

|By Elizabeth Mohn| Teachers can take their students on a virtual trip around the country or around the world using the resources available in Gale In Context: Elementary. They can encourage students to learn about cultural, historical, and natural landmarks in the United States and other parts of the world by sharing articles, pictures, and … Read more

Celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos)

| By Gale Staff | Curate Your Day of the Dead Lesson Plan Introducing the Day of the Dead (or Dia de Los Muertos) to your students can be a unique way for them to learn about the rich cultural traditions of Mexico. Dancing, food, music, and community characterize this special holiday, and your students … Read more

Thinking Beyond Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Awareness Month

| By Gale Staff | When you’re growing up, it’s hard enough trying to keep up with your peers and succeed in school without having to face additional challenges. But that’s often the reality for students with learning disabilities (LD) and dyslexia. According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, approximately 1 in 5 people … Read more

Halloween History: Origins of Tricks and Treats

| By Gale Staff | Take Your Students on a Journey with Gale In Context Resources Classrooms in October are packed with fake cobwebs, snack-size candy bars, and other delightful Halloween decor and treats. For elementary school teachers, the last week in October is the perfect time to create fun Halloween lesson plans and activities … Read more

British Broadcasting Company (BBC) Celebrates Its Centennial

| By J. Robert Parks | On October 18, 1922, the British Broadcasting Company was founded. Known throughout the world as the BBC, it was originally a private company that was granted a monopoly on wireless communication. Of course, in those days, wireless communication had nothing to do with cell phones or texting. Instead, it … Read more

Peterson’s Products Get New Content

| By Gale Staff | The following content will soon be added to the Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test Prep and Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep products: New Tests Available Teaching Praxis 6690 – School Leadership: Licensure Assessment Praxis 5133 – Library Media Specialist Video Content for Literature Tests New video content for the … Read more

New Titles for Gale OneFile, October 2022

|By Gale Staff| Gale Academic OneFile AI in Civil Engineering (Springer)   ejHaem (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed JGH Open (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of Diabetes Investigation (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) Peer-reviewed Journal of General and Family Medicine … Read more

All Treats, No Tricks! October 2022 Large Print Must-Haves

| By Tamara Butler | In the season of trick or treats, these five titles are all treats that will be more satisfying than candy corn or Halloween pumpkins! Thorndike’s October offerings feature five courageous women, including an ancient African queen who looks to the gods to help her understand her place in the world, … Read more

Afghanistan and the Taliban: Archives for Understanding

| By Gale Staff | Last year, the Kabul government fell, and subsequently fell under the control of the Taliban, becoming the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Without U.S. backing, funding dried up and the economy collapsed, leaving in its wake rampant unemployment and hunger. Afghans found themselves subject once again to a national recalibration brought about … Read more