Save the Date! Open Web Session at ER&L

| By Gale Staff | Who uses Wikipedia? Probably you do. Definitely your students and patrons. We might as well embrace the inevitable and contribute to its betterment, or at least familiarize ourselves with how others in the information ecosystem are participating. Learn how publishers, libraries, and Wikipedia can collaborate for end-user research success by … Read more

Help Empower Change with eBooks on GVRL

| By Tracie Moy | It may seem as though we have come a long way in understanding, accepting, and supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. In fact, rarely a day goes by without a newsworthy headline. Yet, social discrimination continues to exist. Big and small cities across the globe have … Read more

February Is American Heart Month

| By Brigham Narins | February was designated American Heart Month by the American Heart Association, and the first official observance was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963. The purpose of the month-long observance is to raise awareness of heart diseases—the number one killers of Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control … Read more

Kids InfoBits Named a Tech & Learning ‘Awards of Excellence’ Finalist

| By Gale Staff | Recently, Tech & Learning Magazine selected 10 finalists in each of three categories for its annual Awards of Excellence: best use of education technology in the classroom, school, and district. Gale’s Kids InfoBits, an age-appropriate, easy-to-use digital resource that covers a broad range of educational topics, was named a finalist … Read more

New Content Added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History

Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 236 primary sources (text and images) with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom workflow. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Among the 113 new text documents are: Coverage of the Donald … Read more

Why, How, and When to Use National Geographic Ladders

| By Stephanie Harvey, Program Consultant | Teachers have quite a few hurdles to jump, obstacles to dodge, and ladders to scale these days. It seems as if there is an ever-increasing influx of new initiatives, programs, and standards every year. While all this activity can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. At times … Read more

Gale Researches: Stubby—the Four-Legged War Hero

| By Traci Cothran | There’s been something of a love fest going on between Sgt. Stubby and the Gale K12 Content Team these last few months, ever since we heard word about the “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” movie being released this week. It’s easy to understand why, of course: Stubby is an adorable … Read more

Gale Researches: A Wrinkle in Time

| By Debra Kirby | I am counting the days until the March release of A Wrinkle in Time, the movie based on Madeleine L’Engle’s award-winning novel. In anticipation of the movie, I decided to spend a little time revisiting the story by checking to see what Gale resources could provide. Like all forays into Gale … 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

A Collection That Supports Black History Year-Round

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I started my third year of teaching I was in inner-city Detroit, Michigan. The students were predominantly African American from various parts of the city and their own experiences made teaching challenging and exciting at the same time. When I introduced them to their lesson during Black History Month, … Read more