Using Art to Develop Exciting Cross-Curricular Learning

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Young students are naturally curious learners and are often motivated by creative, engaging topics. Teachers can capitalize on this curiosity and motivation by developing cross-curricular learning opportunities. Cross-curricular learning remains important throughout students’ time in school, but using creative, engaging topics for cross-curricular learning is especially important for elementary school … Read more

Two Worlds Collide: Combining the Power of Gale In Context: Elementary and National Geographic Kids

| By Anthony Boussie| Engaging young learners can be challenging. Educators and librarians are looking for age-appropriate content that fits into the curriculum and is easy to share. Parents expect educational experiences tailored to their children’s unique needs. And kids just want to have fun while they’re learning! It’s a big job, so we’re bringing … Read more

Stressing STEM Education to Increase Student Success

| By Elizabeth Mohn | New scientific discoveries and technological developments—such as advances in quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and space exploration—have captured headlines in the United States and around the world in recent months. These and other scientific and technological developments have highlighted the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, as students … Read more

Preparing Students for Future Success through Financial Literacy

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Many people recognize the benefits of teaching financial literacy to adults and young adults, but fewer understand that young adults and children can also gain knowledge and skills through financial literacy. In the United States, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) and the Jump$tart Coalition have together developed financial literacy … Read more

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Gale In Context

| By Kris Krapp | From abolitionists and authors to entertainers and world leaders, there are countless women worth celebrating during Women’s History Month. Need inspiration for women to highlight in your school or library? Explore ideas to help students learn about women’s history using Gale In Context resources. Start Women’s History Month with Gale’s … Read more

6 Tips for Teachers to Survive (and Even Thrive) in the Teacher Shortage

| By Aimee Heavener, Marketing Manager, Gale | Heavy workloads, stressful working conditions, and a lack of needed resources are taking a significant toll on teachers’ well-being—and the state of K-12 education as a whole. According to a new report published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, educators’ job satisfaction has hit its lowest … Read more

Celebrating Native American Heritage Day

| By Elizabeth Mohn | In the United States, people celebrate Native American heritage throughout the month of November, and the Friday after Thanksgiving is an important time for commemorating Native American heritage and history because it’s Native American Heritage Day. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed a resolution that had unanimous support in the … Read more

Learning about the World’s Famous Places

|By Elizabeth Mohn| Teachers can take their students on a virtual trip around the country or around the world using the resources available in Gale In Context: Elementary. They can encourage students to learn about cultural, historical, and natural landmarks in the United States and other parts of the world by sharing articles, pictures, and … Read more