Teaching about Chronic Illness and Its Effects

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Chronic illnesses are long-lasting illnesses that require ongoing treatment and management. Chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are leading causes of death and poor health outcomes in the United States. Millions of Americans have or know someone who has one or more of these illnesses, making chronic … Read more

Sparking Students’ Interest in Atomic History

| By Elizabeth Mohn | The blockbuster hit movie Oppenheimer made headlines throughout the United States when it premiered to large audiences and a great deal of media attention in July 2023. The movie is a biopic of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who is best known for his work helping to develop the world’s first atomic bomb. … Read more

Exploring LGBTQ+ Equality

| By Elizabeth Mohn | LGBTQ+ equality and rights are prominent topics in the United States and other places around the world because June is known as Pride Month, during which people of different backgrounds learn about LGBTQ+ history and educate themselves about the current events impacting LGBTQ+ communities around the world. Gale In Context: High … Read more

Helping Students Research and Understand the Opioid Crisis 

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Learning about current events helps students understand more about their communities and other communities around the world. In the United States and numerous other countries, the opioid epidemic and its effects have been important news events for years. However, new factors and developments mean that the story is constantly evolving. … 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

Learning about Immigration and Ellis Island

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Political leaders, media personalities, and everyday Americans often designate the United States as a “nation of immigrants” because of the country’s long history of immigration, which has resulted in a multicultural and multiethnic country. Because immigration to the United States is a broad topic, teachers can help students learn by … Read more

4 Knowledge-Building Strategies for Literacy Development

| By Dr. Autumn Nabors | Essential for student success in school, career, and life, literacy development is a top priority for educators. Today’s great discussion, however, is whether current literacy instruction methods are failing our students. As schools focus more on reading comprehension, the study of subjects like science, history, and art has taken … Read more

Celebrating the Navajo Code Talkers

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Each November, Americans commemorate Native American history, culture, and contributions during Native American Heritage Month. This year, we would like to highlight the vital contributions of the Navajo code talkers. During World War II (1939–1945), this group of Navajo men helped the US military by creating a code based on … Read more