Gale In Context Suite: Supporting Diversity through New Content

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Meeting the needs of diverse learners has always been a priority for Gale. We strive to improve the teaching and learning of social justice issues, offer diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and be a leader with our commitment to transparency. We continue to introduce measures to eliminate implicit racial bias in our Gale-curated content and reaffirm our ongoing commitment to quality.

More specifically, Gale’s content team partners with subject matter experts and leverages best practices to review and update hundreds of the most-used overviews across the Gale In Context suite. Recently, our content team enhanced these resources by updating terminology and offering more well-rounded critical-thinking questions. Additionally, they added new diverse, global content, including photo updates to better reflect diversity, biographies of activists, and inspiring people of color. This included building new portal pages to provide more context to students about topics such as antiracism, gender identity, and diversity in entertainment.

A handful of these recent content additions made to the Gale In Context family of products are shown below.

Gale In Context: Biography

Examples of new portal pages added to Gale In Context: Biography include:

  • Stacey Abrams
  • Alice Ball
  • Lonnie G. Bunch III
  • Nannie Helen Burroughs
  • Mary Ann Shadd Cary
  • Daisy Elizabeth Adams Lampkin
  • Alain Leroy Locke
  • José Sarria
  • Barbara Smith
  • Sylvia Rivera
  • Marie Tharp
  • Raphael Warnock

New standalone biographies added to Gale In Context: Biography—many of which are new additions to President Joe Biden’s cabinet—include:

  • Alejandro Mayorkas
  • Alex Padilla
  • Alexya Salvador: Brazilian trans woman and pastor
  • Arsham Parsi
  • Clara Lemlich
  • Daniela Soto-Innes
  • Eugene Goodman: U.S. Capitol police officer who directed rioters away from Senate chamber
  • Flora Sandes
  • Hazel Ying Lee
  • Julia Catherine Stimson
  • Katherine Tai
  • Marcella  Nunez-Smith
  • Miguel Cardona
  • Nemonte Nenquimo
  • Nikema Williams
  • Rochelle  Walensky
  • Sarah Fuller: First woman to play football in a Power 5 game
  • Xavier Becerra

Gale In Context: Canada

New portal pages added to Gale In Context: Canada include:

Gale In Context: Elementary

Examples of new portal pages added to Gale In Context: Elementary include:

  • Chinese New Year
  • Julie Flett
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Virginia Hamilton
  • Elijah McCoy
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Mary Jackson
  • Juneteenth
  • Kwanzaa
  • Mound Builders
  • Rosa Parks
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Vesak
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Geronimo
  • Garrett Morgan
  • Racism in the United States
  • Mary Golda Ross
  • Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Kateri Tekakwitha

Gale In Context: High School

New portal pages added to Gale In Context: High School include:

New standalone topic overviews added to Gale In Context: High School include:

  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Carter G. Woodson
  • Disability
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Equity
  • Inclusion
  • Just Mercy (film)
  • The Death Penalty and Race
  • Walter McMillian

Gale In Context: Middle School

New portal pages added to Gale In Context: Middle School include:

  • Amy Tan
  • Brown Girl Dreaming
  • Esperanza Rising
  • Kamala Harris
  • Madame C.J. Walker
  • Monster
  • Thurgood Marshall

New standalone topic overviews added to Gale In Context: Middle School include:

  • African Americans in World War II
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Amy Coney Barrett
  • Battle of Puebla
  • Chicano Movement
  • Diwali
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Ignacio Zaragoza
  • Inclusion
  • International Women’s Day
  • Linda Sarsour
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Native American Arts and Crafts
  • Nowruz
  • Second Mexican Empire
  • Songkran Festival
  • Stereotypes and Prejudices
  • Tuskegee Airmen

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

New portal pages added to Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints include:

Examples of interactive infographics added include:

  • Americans’ Opinions Regarding Racial and Gender Diversity in Entertainment Awards, 2020
  • Anti-Transgender Violence in the United States, 2013–2020
  • Concern among US Adults Regarding Diversity in the Entertainment Industry, 2020
  • Estimated Transgender Youth Population in the United States, September 2020

Gale In Context: Science

New portal pages added to Gale In Context: Science on scientists of color include:

  • Luis W. Alvarez: Hispanic American nuclear physicist
  • Charles Drew: Black American physician and pioneer in blood transfusion
  • Shirley Ann Jackson: Black American physicist and chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Katherine Johnson: Black American mathematician and subject of Hidden Figures movie
  • Garrett Morgan: Black American inventor of traffic light and gas mask
  • Vivek Murthy: Asian American physician and current Surgeon General
  • Ellen Ochoa: Mexican American astronaut
  • Samuel Chao Chung Ting: Chinese American physicist and Nobel Prize winner

These additions reflect our commitment to diverse perspectives and quality content. Together, we can foster an environment where all learners thrive, not just survive. For lesson plans, tip sheets, scavenger hunts, and for all product support, please visit support.gale.com.


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