Start Children on the Path to Discovery
Link your library resources to the classroom and make learning more fun! Gale’s popular, kid-friendly student database Kids InfoBits has become a member of the Gale In Context suite of resources. Now known as Gale In Context: Elementary, this beloved database for kids not only has a new name, it includes enhancements to increase student engagement and support instruction as schools integrate virtual learning. Elementary school resources like Gale In Context: Elementary give children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom. It also gives teachers access to digital resources that can supplement and enhance instruction.
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.
With a modern design and intuitive search functions, Gale In Context: Elementary database makes it easy for elementary school children, teachers, and parents to find information related to classroom lessons in articles, magazines, books, periodicals, and reference materials, and plan fun activities to promote learning. These resources include full-text proprietary content from top education publishers like Encyclopaedia Britannica, Blackbirch Press, KidsPost from the Washington Post, Youngzine, and more. Content is continuously updated, providing kids a way to easily search for relevant and important facts connected to current and past events.
Along with learning activities for primary school students, Gale In Context: Elementary includes indexed, searchable content with:
- more than 16,600 images to visually enhance projects.
- over 1,700 charts and graphs for students to easily download and add to reports.
- more than 600 high-quality educational videos.
- over 1050 topic pages for "one-stop-shop" learning.
And like Kids InfoBits, Elementary focuses on teaching popular subject categories, including animals, geography, health, literature, influential people, social studies, sports, and technology.
Gale In Context: Elementary is a simple, cross-curricular resource that ensures equity and continuity for all students in your district. As part of the Gale In Context suite of resources, this database advances education and gives children the research skills they will need in middle school, high school, and beyond.
You can also leverage your Gale In Context student databases by adding Gale In Context: For Educators. This specialized toolkit lets all school educators collect, organize, customize, and share resources from their school's library subscribed Gale In Context databases.
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.
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.
Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. Learn More
Reviews & Testimonials
“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 (formerly Kids InfoBits) 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 (formerly Kids InfoBits) 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 (formerly Kids InfoBits). 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 (formerly Kids InfoBits). They were surprised that this reliable information was available to them at school and at home.”
“I like using Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits). 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.”