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Gale In Context: For Educators merges quality, curriculum-aligned content with related lesson plans and instructional resources. With this one resource, all school educators can access a specialized toolkit to collect, organize, customize, and share instructional materials for lessons by easily integrating into their workflow inside and outside the classroom.  

Whether instruction takes place in a traditional library or classroom setting, or virtually, teachers and school librarians must continuously collaborate to ensure students successfully meet learning objectives. Their shared goal is to create a positive environment where students can develop a joy for learning, but also have time to achieve standards and give personal attention to all students. Gale In Context databases aid instruction by providing authoritative information in key subject areas to make it easier for educators to support students in lasting ways. While access is a pivotal starting point, educators have asked for ways to connect these digital resources to their curriculum or teaching style. Gale In Context: For Educators helps teachers, librarians, and technology specialists be most effective in creating lesson plans using databases that come alive inside and outside the classroom.  

This powerful resource enables educators to give students customized instruction with engaging materials that develop a strong foundation in core subjects, foster engagement, support differentiated learning, and meet assessments. 


    Discover curriculum-aligned, learner-focused resources:

    • Search across subscribed Gale In Context databases by subject or keyword. 
    • Browse up-to-date national and state curriculum content standards to find aligned instructional resources.
    • Browse Common Core standards to find learning activities and Gale In Context content samples to support Common Core learning objectives and simplify lesson planning. 
    • Search by discipline and course to find instructional resources, including content, lesson plans, activities, and project plans that are aligned to curriculum standards.
    • Support all learners. Access the Lexile framework for reading on all Gale In Context content; find leveled content for high-demand topics; and get support to differentiate every lesson plan and activity for struggling and advanced learners.


    Customize resources for virtual or classroom Instruction:

    • Organize classroom materials by putting instructional resources into content sets for easier collaboration with co-teachers and other colleagues. 
    • Label and annotate documents and content sets to assign to students as reading lists or lesson menus.
    • Create customized, interactive digital resources for students using tools exclusive to Gale In Context: For Educators


    Collaborate with colleagues and share with students:

    • Design a personal profile to continue work beyond a single lesson. 
    • Share a single document, an annotated document, or a content set with students using Google Classroom, Drives, or LMS. 
    • Send instructional resources to other educators or set up a shared folder to collaborate with colleagues.



    As schools consider additional ways to integrate virtual learning, educators are looking to student databases for help. Educational databases offer students equitable and personalized opportunities to learn and grow while giving teachers access to quality resources that supplement and enhance instruction across the K-12 continuum. Gain a better understanding of how students and teachers can effectively use databases, like Gale In Context, by reviewing the findings from a year-long study conducted by Gale and Project Tomorrow. The study assessed the benefits of using educational databases and their impact on student outcomes.

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Gale In Context: For Educators

Introducing Gale In Context: For Educators. This remarkable resource equips educators with planning tools to develop lesson plans using databases to curate curriculum and collaborate in exciting new ways. Watch this video to see it in action.

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Discover class activities and exclusive database lesson plans for K-12 students that target core curricular topics and are aligned with national and state standards. Look inside to see what else Gale In Context: For Educators offers:

Support curriculum with instructional content, lesson plans, and classroom activities aligned to national and state standards.

Browse curated texts, multimedia resources, and learning activities aligned to units and topics within course curriculum.

Leverage the tool panel to personalize resources to share with students and colleagues using LMS, Google, or Microsoft tools.

Easily organize and tag class resources by document type for lesson planning or create a custom tag.

Fueled By Gale In Context Databases

Gale In Context student databases meet the needs of today’s learners with a user-friendly, mobile-responsive design. Eye-catching, engaging, topical databases seamlessly integrate trusted content with curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects, including BiographyCanadaEnvironmental Studies, Global IssuesOpposing ViewpointsScienceU.S. History, and World HistoryGale In Context: For Educators is also powered by Gale In Context: ElementaryGale In Context: High Schooland Gale In Context: Middle School


Platform Features & Tools

Curriculum Alignment

Support curriculum with instructional materials, lesson plans, and classroom activities aligned to national and state standards. 

Collaboration Tools

Create personal content sets for organizing classroom materials to share with students and colleagues via LMS or Google Classroom. 

Customization Tools

Leverage the document tool panel to customize the content and build content components into lessons or artifacts for class.