Updated DISCovering Authors Content Added to Gale In Context: High School

| By Jason Everett | The K12 Gale In Context team has added enhancements to customer-favorite resources in Gale In Context: High School. We’ve updated 73 biographies and plot summaries from some of the most popular and highly searched literature content in Gale’s DISCovering Authors—including new Critical Thinking Questions and sidebars. Headings and subheadings have … Read more

Diversity a Focus in Gale In Context

In August, we shared how our content team continues to enhance Gale resources and introduce measures to eliminate implicit racial bias in Gale-curated content, and reaffirm our ongoing commitment to quality. These efforts have continued, and we wanted to share a handful of recent content additions made to the Gale In Context family of products. … Read more

Now Available! Video-Based Social and Emotional Learning and Career-Readiness Curriculum Solution to Support Schools’ Most Urgent Needs

| By Lemma Shomali, Senior Director, Product Management & Strategy | Social and emotional learning (SEL) has never been more important. Educators recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students’ emotional health and are taking action to help them find support and build the resilience they need to navigate uncertainty. Emphasizing social development helps … Read more

Panna Maria: America’s Oldest Polish Settlement

| By Tara Atterberry | In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported more than 9 million Americans of Polish ancestry living in the United States4, concentrated in larger urban areas of the Midwest and Northeast, such as Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio; South Bend, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and New York … Read more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Year-round with Gale In Context: Biography

| By Tara Atterberry | In 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the observance of Hispanic Heritage Week to honor the millions of Americans of South and Central American, Spanish, Mexican, and Caribbean heritage. Twenty years later, the Reagan administration expanded the celebration to a span full month, September 15 through October 15, and renamed … Read more

Climate Change and Health

| By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner | We’re entering the peak of hurricane season on the Gulf Coast, and people are keeping a wary eye on one tropical system after another making their way into the Gulf of Mexico. New England recently experienced a direct landfall from a tropical storm, a rare weather event that hasn’t … Read more

Decarbonized Electric Grids Offer Enhanced Storm Resilience

| By K. Lee Lerner | In addition to mitigating carbon dioxide and other emissions causing an enhanced greenhouse effect driving climate change, a series of natural disasters in the United States during recent years has highlighted the often-overlooked potential benefit of creating a more resilient electrical grid as we shift to alternative and renewable … Read more

Gale Product Update – New Titles for Gale OneFile

| By Gale Staff | Gale Academic OneFile Africa Insight (Sabinet Online) Peer-reviewed African Journal of Development Studies (Sabinet Online) Peer-reviewed African Journal of Gender, Society and Development (Sabinet Online) Peer-reviewed African Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies (Sabinet Online) Peer-reviewed BMC Chemistry (BioMed Central Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa … Read more

LGBTQ History Month: Trailblazers & Activists to Know

| By Carol Brennan | October is LGBTQ History Month, and Gale In Context: Biography celebrates the trailblazers whose courage and fortitude continue to inspire a new generation of activists. LGBTQ History Month includes National Coming Out Day, the 11th of every October—an occasion first promoted by Jean O’Leary, a former Roman Catholic nun who … Read more

The “Immortal” Henrietta Lacks

| By Tracie Moy | Update: Henrietta Lacks’ estate is suing a biotech company, accusing it of selling the cells that were taken from her in 1951 without her knowledge or consent. Lacks’ cells, reproduced countless times, are a foundation of modern medicine. Read the full article. Original blog published February, 8, 2021: Henrietta Lacks … Read more