Put History In The Hands Of Learners
Gale In Context: U.S. History is an engaging experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history. This comprehensive, contextual, media-rich collection empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the War on Terror.
Reference content, millions of news and periodical articles, and more than 5,500 rare and vital primary source documents that range from slave journals to presidential papers are aligned to curriculum and provide many options for an exploration of U.S. history. U.S. History is cross-searchable with Gale In Context: World History for users with access to both resources.
A part of the Gale In Context suite, U.S. History offers an enhanced user experience with familiar navigation and a modern design to help users successfully navigate across Gale products. This means less time learning how to use the product, and more time developing critical thinking skills. Tools like translation, text size adjustment, and text-to-speech help users with comprehension, while Lexile levels and content levels help guide users to appropriate content.
Get the most out of your investment. Add Gale In Context: For Educators, a specialized toolkit that lets educators collect, organize, customize, and share instructional materials sourced from your Gale In Context databases.
“I saw a way that I could collaborate with my colleagues more efficiently and get resources to students and make it more effective and personalized for their learning.”
–Teacher, Central York High School, Pennsylvania
Platform Features & Tools
ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, and on-demand text translation into over 20 languages.
Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. Learn More
Integrated directly into the user’s workflow, formatted citations can be easily imported from single or multiple documents to services like EasyBib or NoodleTools. MLA-, APA-, and Chicago-style citations are supported.
Reviews & Testimonials
“I knew that it made a lot of sense to have Gale products since students were using G Suite for Education. Also, teachers were looking for current research material, which In Context databases provided.”
“By limiting the content allowed into the search pool, databases such as the two reviewed here [U.S. History in Context and World History in Context] avoid burying researchers with the sheer number of results returned in an open Web search.”