Outer Space Is Trending, and Your Students Are Excited to Learn More

| By Gale Staff | Most millennials and zoomers won’t remember the Space Race, a time when the United States and the former Soviet Union competed to lead the world in space exploration, largely for military gain. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy promised the country we would land on the moon; by 1969, Neil … Read more

Teach Your Students About the Evolution of Human Rights with Gale In Context

| By Gale Staff| Teaching high school students about human rights can be a challenge. Not only is the topic complicated, but it can also become controversial. However, introducing your students to human rights concepts helps them better understand the history and develop more informed opinions on current social issues. Encourage your students to research … Read more

Halloween History: Origins of Tricks and Treats

| By Gale Staff | Take Your Students on a Journey with Gale In Context Resources Classrooms in October are packed with fake cobwebs, snack-size candy bars, and other delightful Halloween decor and treats. For elementary school teachers, the last week in October is the perfect time to create fun Halloween lesson plans and activities … Read more

Literary Milestones in Women’s History

| By Carol Schwartz, Senior Content Developer, Gale | As the end of International Women’s History Month approaches, Gale would like to take a moment to recognize a few milestones in women’s literary history. Early eleventh century: Japan’s Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji is considered by many to have been the first novel. 1648: … Read more

Now Available! Video-Based Social and Emotional Learning and Career-Readiness Curriculum Solution to Support Schools’ Most Urgent Needs

| By Lemma Shomali, Senior Director, Product Management & Strategy | Social and emotional learning (SEL) has never been more important. Educators recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students’ emotional health and are taking action to help them find support and build the resilience they need to navigate uncertainty. Emphasizing social development helps … Read more

Support Equity Initiatives within Your School

| By Gale Staff | Access to professional development about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is critical for educators to break barriers, inspire change, and better help kids of all colors and backgrounds achieve success. Author Robert Jackson recognized this need as an educator. In his book, Becoming the Educator They Need: Strategies, Mindsets, and … Read more

Restorative Justice in the Classroom: Creating Empathy and Responsibility

| Originally posted by Times 10 Publications | According to the Civil Rights Data Collection, of the 49 million students enrolled in public schools in 2011–2012, 3.5 million were suspended in school, 3.45 million were suspended out of school, and 130,000 were expelled.1 Another concerning fact from this source is that Black students are suspended … Read more

Getting to Know Your Students: Searching for the Spark

| Originally posted by Times 10 Publications | Teachers often get swept up in student achievement. That’s understandable—it’s one of our primary jobs. But teachers also have an obligation to foster student passion. When students pursue their passion, their spark, they’re engaged. That spark is hidden in some students. Others don’t even realize they have … Read more