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

Teaching Students U.S. Culture and History, State by State

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Each state and territory in the United States has a unique history and culture that contribute to the larger American national identity. By encouraging students to learn about the country’s 50 individual states, teachers can help students learn more about the country as a whole. Gale In Context: Elementary has … Read more

Gale Resources Raise Awareness about Activism

| By Josephine Campbell | This has been the summer of marches—and not just the variety played on the sousaphone. U.S. Supreme Court decisions; contentious primary elections; and ongoing concerns about the environment, inequality, school violence, and human rights, among many other issues, have prompted people around the world to paint slogans on signs, put … Read more

50th Anniversary of Title IX

| By Josephine Campbell | June 23 will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the clause of the 1972 Education Amendments that made high school and college opportunities, including sports, available to women. While Title IX is known for its impact on athletics, that was not the lawmakers’ intent. Title IX was written in … Read more

Encouraging a Deeper Understanding of Native American History and Culture 

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Classroom teachers and school librarians strive to foster deep thinking and learning in the classroom. One way to do this is to focus on depth, not breadth, in learning. Native American history and culture are two areas where educators could encourage students to gain a deep understanding. Gale In Context: Elementary has … Read more

Understanding the Ukraine Crisis

| By Gale Staff | From Kyiv to Kharkiv to the seaport town of Odessa, the people of Ukraine are living on a battlefield. Millions of people, their homes, their businesses, their way of life destroyed or abandoned after Putin’s invasion in February 2022. The war in Ukraine began Europe’s first major war in decades, … Read more

Diversity a Focus in Gale In Context

In August, we shared how our content team continues to enhance Gale resources and introduce measures to eliminate implicit racial bias in Gale-curated content, and reaffirm our ongoing commitment to quality. These efforts have continued, and we wanted to share a handful of recent content additions made to the Gale In Context family of products. … Read more

Gale In Context Suite: Supporting Diversity through New Content

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 … Read more