COVID-19 Support for Schools

Free, Emergency Virtual-Learning Resources for Every School


As schools across the United States implement and prepare for school closures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their communities, Britannica is ensuring free, emergency support and virtual-learning classroom resources to every school.

Over the past two months, we have been working with our partner schools across the world, as 107 countries have implemented nationwide closures, impacting over 861.7 million children and youth. (UNESCO)

While your school or district reviews preparedness plans, we invite you to take advantage of Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies and LaunchPacks Science. These free resources are being leveraged by schools across the globe who are grappling with shutdowns and working to minimize the impact on students, families, and staff.

For access credentials to Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies and Science, we invite building and district leadership to complete this form and our team will contact you promptly with setup information across your institution.

If you are a parent, we invite you to explore Britannica’s new website just for parents: parents.britannica.com.

How to use LaunchPacks for remote-learning

Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies and Science are now available, for free, to every school across the United States. LaunchPacks supports virtual learning, independent study, and remote assessments across topics covered in the K-12 science and social studies curricula.

Help students stay on track with curriculum-aligned content bundles, covering K-12 social studies and science topics

Support independent study through leveled resources, reading support tools, and translations that enable non-native English speaking parents to engage with at-home learning

Conduct virtual lessons through Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or your LMS that integrate with curriculum-focused content

Leverage Kahoot! and PearDeck to gauge student understanding during absences

Assign lessons within LaunchPacks and view student progress in real-time

Need help talking about this in your classroom?

Britannica’s team of curriculum experts, editors, and teachers have pulled together a series of content bundles to help guide students as they ask questions, search for answers, and gain a deeper understanding of the cause, context, and impact of this virus.

LaunchPacks Elementary and Middle Level Resources

LaunchPacks Secondary Level Resources