BE A CHAMPION FOR YOUNG LEARNERS
ENCOURAGE STUDENT CURIOSITY
Rich visuals enhance learning and exploration. “I Wonder . . . ” questions, fun facts, and a visual topic tree encourage students to explore freely and select topics that appeal to them. The “I Wonder . . . ” question is updated daily and located on the home page to encourage inquisitiveness.
ACCESS TRUSTED, AGE-APPROPRIATE CONTENT
Students can learn at a comfortable pace as they move through periodicals, videos, and more to find information that draws them into any topic. The content matches to elementary-level curricula and comes from reliable publishers, like Encyclopædia Britannica, Blackbirch Press, Youngzine, and more.
INTRODUCE PROPER RESEARCH SKILLS
Teachers can use this dynamic resource to enhance instruction and encourage student engagement. Organized topic pages, citation tools, leveled content, and a simplified interface create the ideal environment to introduce young students to research with appropriate guidance.
FIND CONTENT ALL IN ONE PLACE
Children learn best when there are fewer barriers to learning. That’s why this database is designed to match how students naturally navigate online. To make cross-searching across Gale resources easier, we’ve included a Books tab on the home page that connects students directly to subscribed K–5 eBooks from Gale for uninterrupted access to elementary school content. eBooks are displayed in a simplified reader, which makes it easy for students to read and explore.
Provide an Accessible, Efficient Platform
Accommodate learners with on-demand article translation into 40 languages and ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology into more than 20 languages.
Search through over 16,600 indexed images, 600 videos, and 1,700 charts and graphs as well as the eBooks from Gale that your school has access to.
SIMPLE SEARCH FUNCTIONS
Search by Lexile range or find content based on basic, intermediate, or advanced learning levels to support differentiated learning styles and meet students where they are.
RELEVANT TOPIC PAGES
Provide students with short, ageappropriate summaries of topics and help them organize resources for easy use in research projects.
Expand access and increase discovery by integrating Gale resources into your Learning Management System. Add to that the power of G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools, which enable users to easily share, save, and download content— including highlights and notes.
In a nationwide study conducted by Project Tomorrow®, 100 percent of grade school teachers said their primary goal is to differentiate instruction for young learners.
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Platform Features & Tools
I WONDER . . .
Continuously updated “I Wonder . . .” questions located on the home page engage kids and draw them into subject areas.
Leveled topic overviews provide users with both a basic and advanced version of the same overview, allowing educators to differentiate instruction.
Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. Learn More
Reviews & Testimonials
“The interface is clean and intuitive and the content timely. Whether as an environment for teaching younger students about database searching or providing a platform for exploring on their own, for informal browsing or for targeted searching, Gale In Context: Elementary is an excellent resource.”
“For those interested in personalizing education, allowing students to read about people from their culture, and seeing history from multiple perspectives, this resource is terrific. Gale In Context: Elementary also allows teachers to share curated resources and primary sources with students. This phenomenal tool enables culturally relevant teaching, which is a great need in schools today.”
“We definitely prefer Gale In Context: Elementary in terms of what we can do in the very short time we have for library class. The read-aloud option and ability to translate the content into any given language . . . that’s what made us realize just how amazing the accessibility features are.”
“I love the browsing ability that comes with Gale In Context: Elementary. Introducing our students to research and synthesis skills using topics they are interested in results in much deeper engagement compared to assigning students a research topic while attempting to teach these difficult skills.”
“It was fun to introduce the students to Gale In Context: Elementary. They were surprised that this reliable information was available to them at school and at home.”
“I like using Gale In Context: Elementary. It has lots of things I never knew! It was funner learning on Gale In Context: Elementary!!!!!! I definitely didn’t know that Texas has a Tornado Alley.”
“Schools will find that this resource [Gale In Context: Elementary] meets the research needs of younger students in one developmentally appropriate package.”
“This database [Gale In Context: Elementary] is an absolute winner. The intuitive interface, attractive layout, and substantive, tiered content make this valuable resource appropriate for a wide range of students.”