Prevent Bullying with Gale’s Newest eBook Title

| By Michelle Lee | Anti-Bullying Day was inspired by two high school students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, from Nova Scotia, who took a stand against bullying. The boys witnessed a fellow student being bullied because he wore a pink shirt on the first day of school. After the incident, Shepherd and Price handed … Read more

Voices for Change—Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

| By Kathy Edgar | “Not one more!” “Refugees welcome!” “I can’t breathe!” “No Medicaid! No Life!” “We want our country back!” “Resist!” #MeToo. These slogans have echoed throughout various protests held within the last few years. Some chants, such as “Not one more” and “I can’t breathe” were used in the United States to … Read more

Deer Valley Unified School District Breaks Cost Barriers with Professional Development eBooks

Deer Valley Unified School District, the fifth largest district in Arizona—made up of 38 schools and 2,000 teachers, struggled to move into professional development communities due to a common roadblock: cost. Recently, they acquired GVRL, Gale’s eBook platform, offering professional development titles to all 2,000 teachers at one low price. Here are the astounding results: To learn … Read more

Front and Center: Our Newest Titles

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I heard about the new titles to be published by Gale in the upcoming months, I was geeked. Why? Because I heard that features such as video, printable worksheets, and instructional guides would be integrated into the final product. As a former teacher, I couldn’t wait to get up close … Read more

Latinos Need Reliable Health Information to Promote Good Health

| By Jacqueline Longe | Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edición Abreviada en Español brings health information to Spanish speakers Hispanics make up 17% of the United States’ population. Only a fourth of Hispanics in the United States have a regular primary care physician (PCP) and that’s primarily because Latinos are overall in better health. According to … Read more

A Collection That Supports Black History Year-Round

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I started my third year of teaching I was in inner-city Detroit, Michigan. The students were predominantly African American from various parts of the city and their own experiences made teaching challenging and exciting at the same time. When I introduced them to their lesson during Black History Month, … Read more

Success Story: Gale eBooks on GVRL

Lasell College, a coeducational school with over 50 academic programs, struggled to ensure honors students had access to research materials that meet academic standards.  Recently, they acquired GVRL, Gale’s eBook platform, offering more than 13,000 academic titles. Here’s the astounding results:   To learn more about offering Gale eBooks on GVRL to your students, visit gale.com/ebooks.

A New Series on Literature and Film Adaptation

| By Elizabeth Ferguson |

In today’s rush to produce more and more content for the silver screen, there is no shortage of cinematic adaptations of literary works. This concept and process is not new, however—directors and screenwriters have long been retelling beloved classics in feature-film format. Take, for example, Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Dracula. Or François Truffaut’s take on Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and James Whale’s version of Frankenstein. Even current works, such as the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series, have found immense success in the film world. Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, a new annual series offered on Gale’s GVRL eBook platform, explores the vast world of film adaptation. Entries discuss basic plot summaries of featured books and films; examine critical reaction to each adaptation at the time of their respective releases; provide biographical information on authors, directors, and screenwriters; and explore the process by which the book is transformed into a film. Adaptations covered range “from the silent period (1895–1927) through to contemporary cinema, from studios major and minor as well as independents, from Hollywood and around the globe” as Editor in Chief Barry Keith Grant writes in his introduction to Volume 1. Literary works covered include fiction and nonfiction, canonical works and bestsellers, classic and contemporary works, and long and short writing.

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Top 5 Reasons to Explore PD Collections on GVRL, Gale’s eBook Platform

In order to promote excellence in the classroom, you need the most up-to-date information. Professional Development (PD) collections on GVRL deliver the resources necessary to support student achievement. Take a look at the top 5 reasons to explore our PD eBook collections:  

Fostering a Global Perspective

| By Mary Ruby |

Global perspective. These words are increasingly uttered by educators and employers who understand that this combination of mindset and acquired skill is a critical element for interacting, working, and succeeding in the 21st-century world.

As a senior content developer at Gale, my goal is to bring people information not only to meet their needs but to spark curiosity and encourage further investigation and learning. In recent years, the challenge has expanded to building international coverage, appealing to a global audience, and aligning content with topics studied at the collegiate level.

This latter ambition is tied to trends in education, from the nearly 40% increase in International Baccalaureate schools over the past five years1 to the growth of global studies degree programs, ranging from associate to doctoral levels. Common links among these curricula are an interdisciplinary approach, a focus on global issues, and the cultivation of cross-cultural awareness. For instance, at the University of California, Berkeley, a learning goal of its Global Studies program is “apply[ing] an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary global issues,” while the College of William & Mary notes that students will explore “the ways in which global forces are realized in and through local contexts, and the interconnections between global regions.”

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