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These Kentucky librarians are out of this world

December 5, 2017

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." -Carl SaganKentucky school librarians Jen Gilbert and James Allen have combined the power of Britannica School, Google Sites, and readily-available public images to provide a unique experience for their first graders at Eminence Independent Schools.In th ...READ MORE

The LaunchPacks you love just got even better

November 27, 2017

Measure student understanding and create interactive learning experiences with the brand new class activity feature for LaunchPacks.We are happy to announce that the ability to create classrooms and activities is now live for all current and trialing LaunchPacks customers—for both Social Studies and Science!It’s been an ambitious year for Britannica Digital Learning, whi ...READ MORE

Beyond the hand turkey: An elementary Thanksgiving activity

November 2, 2017

Critical thinking and reading are important literacy skills to build in early readers. Spark imagination and foster cultural empathy this Thanksgiving with a compare and contrast exercise designed for Pre-K–5 social studies classrooms.Elementary Activity: Thanksgiving Past And PresentOverview: By analyzing informational text and images—and their own background knowledge—stu ...READ MORE

Remembering Veterans Day with WWI trench poetry

November 2, 2017

Encourage advanced literacy skills through the analyzation of figurative language in your middle and high school students with the following Veterans Day lesson created for 6-12 grade social studies classrooms.World War I trench poetry: A middle and high school activityIt is hard to overstate the enduring effect of World War I on the arts, given the cultural blossoming of the Wei ...READ MORE

How do you read like a scientist?

October 19, 2017

Ready-To-Use Annotation Activities for ScienceLiteracy doesn’t stop at the Hogwarts’ gate or the border to Oz. The educators at Britannica Digital Learning have designed the following activities to make science lit for hungry brains of every level.Each activity has been created to work with the resources that you already use in your classroom or with Britannica’s newest classroom tool, LaunchPacks: Sci ...READ MORE