Build on Visual Literacy with Graphic Novels

| By Traci Cothran | Graphic novels have gotten a bad rap—dismissed as being too simplistic, “not real books,” along with other misconceptions. The truth is, today’s graphic novels require students to use critical-thinking skills, as they’re challenged to read in a nonlinear fashion: They must decode literary devices and themes; understand symbolism, inference, foreshadowing, … Read more

Juneteenth

| By Gale Staff | Juneteenth is a day of celebration and communing with family and friends, commemorating the official end of slavery in the United States, which occurred on June 19, 1865.  Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, it wasn’t implemented in Texas until Union soldiers and Major General Gordon Granger arrived … Read more

Improved Data Upload Workflow and Parameters File

Gale Analytics: Tip of the Month | By Lisa Novohatski, Analytics Consultant | We recently made enhancements to Gale Analytics making data upload easier. Watch this 5-minute video to learn about the changes and how to take advantage of new features like the parameters file. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about Gale Analytics.

Two Thumbs Up for Women’s Studies Archive: Voice and Vision

| By Gale Staff | Voice and Vision, the second installment of the award-winning series, Women’s Studies Archive, looks beyond women’s suffrage to explore critical areas of study, including the abolition of slavery, alcohol and temperance movements, pacifism and political activism, domestic service, education, health and hygiene, divorce and social reform, and much more.  Recently, ccAdvisor … Read more

Practical SEL Tips: Helping Students Foster Self-Awareness

| By Nicole Albrecht | Students today are facing uncertainty and disruptions like never before. Whether in the classroom or through blended learning, how can educators and parents support them with these challenges? The answer isn’t one size fits all, but as educators know, social and emotional learning (SEL) is one key component. There are … Read more