AtoZ World Culture – provides information on 175 nations (including religion, business culture, historical notes, government, stereotypes, holidays and festivals) and over 1,500 country maps
Britannica School Edition – provides teachers and students with instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language [to access outside of library, click here]
Explora Primary - Searches several databases such as: Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia, American Heritage Children’s Dictionary, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Topic Overviews K-12
Gale in Context Elementary – Gale In Context: Elementary, formerly Kids InfoBits, gradually lets elementary school children gain comfort with research by delivering age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of subjects taught in the classroom like animals, arts and music, social studies, and more. Unlike other classroom databases, Elementary offers kids through grade 5 a platform with rich visuals that will encourage their natural curiosity and get them excited about learning.
Gale in Context Middle School- This middle school database provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.
- PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your students will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again.
- PebbleGo Next is the next step in research for students grades 3-6. Launching with a States and American Indian studies module, PebbleGo Next is carefully aligned to grades 3-6 curriculum objectives. The databases is simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting along with a variety of downloadable, including prompts to inspire critical thinking
Primary Search – contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines
TumbleBooks – eBooks for kids with flash animation
What do Children and Young Adults Read Next? [located in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, under Literature]
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