Plan Your Next Great Classroom Debate with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

| By Gale Staff | It’s difficult for most of us to say goodbye to summer, whether you’re a student or an educator. How do you get young minds to transition out of vacation mode and tune in to what’s happening in the classroom? Give them something to talk about, of course! Getting off on … 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

The Educational Value of “Dangerous” Comic Books

Explore the issue within Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints | By Durf Humphries | Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints recently updated the Book Banning portal with new content. However, restricting or banning books, including comic books, is nothing new. Since comic books began to gain popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, many … Read more

New Portal: The Bureau of Indian Affairs

| By Gale Staff | A new portal on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints discusses the history of a government entity that for more than 150 years enacted some of the most harmful policies applied to Indigenous populations in the United States. In the twenty-first century, the BIA … Read more

The Debate over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

| By Gale Staff | By mid-February 2022 in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic had killed an estimated 918,000 people, and more than 2,000 people continued to die from it each day. About 214 million people, more than 64 percent of Americans, had been fully vaccinated (and 76 percent partially vaccinated) with one of … 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

Discussing Opposing Views in the Classroom

| By Traci Cothran | In this interesting four-year study, as reported by Holly Korbey in Building Better Citizens, researchers Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy looked at the impact of political—not partisan—discussions in the classroom. They found that well-planned, thoughtful discussions led by informed teachers resulted in increased civic knowledge wherein students learned “how to discuss … Read more

The Facts behind a Meme

| By Beth Manar, Senior Content Developer, Gale | In today’s fast-paced social media news cycle, images of celebrities, government officials, and even ordinary citizens become fodder for viral memes that can travel the globe within hours of their creation. However, many times these images are taken completely out of their original context to make … Read more