Research for a Great Debate

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | A debate is defined as a discussion, generally in a formal setting, in which two sides present opposing views on a topic. Debates have been recorded in history for millennia, and various debates have been labeled Great Debates over time, covering a wide variety of topics … Read more

Appreciate Teachers by Supporting Their Mental Health with PD Titles on GVRL

| By Nicole Albrecht | I recently read an article by Anca Stefan, titled I Want Teaching to Matter. In her article, Anca stated that for teacher appreciation week she did not want candy, gift cards, or apples—she wanted, “…a career that feels solid. I want a daily schedule that feels sustainable—that allows me to … Read more

Put Your Focus on Mental Health and Wellness This Month and Beyond

| By Grace Gallagher, Executive Director, Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation | When it comes to our calendars, our to-do lists, organizational charts, study guides, or lesson plan, we proactively take the time and care to become organized and prepare for the days and weeks ahead. I ask you to consider this, how many of us … Read more

Access a Canadian Perspective

| By Julie Mellors, Content Developer, Gale | O Canada! Have you checked out Gale’s Canada In Context database recently? There’s plenty to see. We have added a lot of timely and important new portals that deserve a look. Canada In Context is a database that was created for students and researchers studying Canada, its people, … Read more

Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba

| By Traci Cothran | Inspiration for life-long learning comes from all kinds of places.  Recently my teen got tickets to a music concert by the French artist, Jain. I knew nothing of her or her music, but played my role as the transportation provider for this event.  The show, it turned out, was great—Jain’s … Read more

The “Best Of” For Students Books: What’s New!

| By Michelle Lee, Sr Content Developer | Our new For Students “Best Of” volumes feature brand-new entries on works that have been previously covered in the series.  The entries—completely rewritten and refreshed—contain all new criticism and images and include new For Student features, such as a modernized page design.   The “Best Of” volumes … Read more

Discovering More About Interesting People with Newsmakers

| By Laura Avery | Imagine being able to read biographies on people as varied as filmmakers, astronauts, playwrights, models, scientists, politicians, athletes, heads of business, authors, singers, ministers, and more. You can find all those people in one title: Newsmakers! Newsmakers features informative profiles of the world’s most interesting people in a crisp, concise, … Read more