Respect, Educate, and Protect: GVRL and Digital Citizenship

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I was growing up, technology wasn’t something my friends and I depended upon much. Though it was exciting—from pagers to AOL instant chat sessions—my friends and I were able to connect more than ever, but it wasn’t a constant in our school. By the time I was in college, … Read more

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

Nevertheless, She Persisted: GVRL Celebrates Women’s History Month

| By Nicole Albrecht | February 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren was silenced while reading an opposition letter, written by Coretta Scott King, during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing for attorney general. Later, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell stated that Warren gave a lengthy speech violating rules and was warned, but nevertheless, she persisted. That phrase was … Read more

Meet Our Experts

As with any company, there are people within it (to put it simply) that know their stuff. Recently, we sat down with subject matter experts and asked them to discuss what distinguishes Gale eBooks on GVRL. From the platform itself, Gale’s publishing program, and acquiring content from 3rd party publishers to workflow tools, content digitization, … Read more

Researching Auschwitz: 73 Years After Liberation

|By Mark Mikula | On January 27, 1945, the Russian Army liberated Auschwitz. Auschwitz, perhaps the most notorious World War II concentration camp, is also the name of a region on the border of Germany and Poland. Millions of people—primarily Jews—were forced into labor and killed by the Nazis during World War II in what … Read more

Creating Purposeful Content for the Classroom

| By Jessica Bomarito| I have just returned from San Francisco, where I attended NCSS—the annual conference for the National Council for the Social Studies. I arrived in San Francisco on a cold, rainy Thursday— an evening in the midst of a protest designed to raise awareness to the housing needs of the city’s homeless … Read more

Cameron’s Professional Development Collection: Preparing for Teen Mental Health

| By Nicole Albrecht | Cameron’s Collection was built on the foundation of hope; hope that if teens were struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, or other forms of mental health issues, that they could reach into this collection and find the answers they were seeking. Mental health issues are on the rise and with the … Read more

Teacher Tools Available for Britannica eBooks

That’s right. Nearly 400 Britannica eBooks on GVRL can now be accompanied with notes that are extremely helpful to teachers. What’s inside each teacher note document? Teachers will find a summary of the text, related standards, vocabulary used, and discussion prompts for use prior to independent reading sessions, as well as questions for students to … Read more

A Subject that Impacts All

Immigration and Migration: In Context, 1st Edition helps readers apply critical thinking to immigration and migration-related topics to fairly assess the issues impacting the world. Topics covered from a global perspective include acculturation, asylum seekers, DACA and DAPA, deportation, hate speech, historical migration patterns, unauthorized immigrants, xenophobia, and more. Take Angel Island, for example. Did … Read more

Find Out Which Emerging Diseases are on the Rise

Before her freshman year of high school, Olivia traveled overseas to visit her grandparents and extended family in their country of origin. Back in the United States, Olivia came home eager to begin a new school year. She was not at all prepared to come home with a horrible case of pertussis, or what’s more … Read more