Britannica in the Social Studies Classroom

November 15, 2016

Britannica has launched into social studies classrooms full force with Britannica LaunchPacks: Social Studies and Britannica Original Sources. These products empower teachers and engage students, bringing history to life and helping to make lessons relevant and experiential.

LaunchPacks: Social Studies saves teachers planning time and makes students’ learning more productive with ready-to-use content sets, or Packs, curated and compiled to match their PreK-12 social studies classroom curriculum. Each Pack enables teachers to easily differentiate instruction, personalize learning, and deliver targeted, focused resources connected to what's happening in the classroom right now. One convenient interface streamlines searching among approximately 1,600 current, trustworthy, and relevant LaunchPacks. Each Pack is dedicated to a specific social studies classroom topic, and features a variety of content types—articles, images, videos, and primary sources—ideal for lessons, classroom activities, projects, or assignments.

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Original Sources gives teachers and students instant access to an extensive, continuously increasing collection of over 420,000 e-Works of classic, primary source, and general reference materials in twelve subject areas: World History, U.S. History, Political Science, Law, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Philosophy, Religion, Language, and Language Arts. This vast collection provides the original sources and personal accounts of humankind’s social, political, legal, and religious development, as well as some of the greatest discoveries, insights, and literary achievements in the words of the actual authors, discoverers, and knowledge-seekers. It is a reliable fact-checking reference of history-makers’ greatest accomplishments—from the dawn of civilization to the present.

Watch this quick overview video to learn more.

Download the Original Sources fact sheet.

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Signing up for a free trial not only gives you access to these products, but also provides fun social studies classroom activities, professional development training, whitepapers and more. To speak directly with a Britannica expert about either of these products, please contact: salessupport@eb.com.