LaunchPacks’ Summer School License, now $300

Get school-wide access to Britannica LaunchPacks from June 1 – Sept 1. 

Britannica LaunchPacks, available for social studies or science instruction, is now available for $300.

Purchase by June 1 for 3 month access. The $300 licenses can be purchased by school buildings, teachers, PTAs. For district-wide access, we will reach out to you for more information and to provide a quote based on the number of buildings you would like to include.

Full access to Britannica LaunchPacks – choose from Social Studies or Science

Test drive our brand new African American Experience content bundles

Live training for educators throughout June, July, and August

Parent-centered
resources

On-demand
onboarding support

8 week scaffolding
guide for teachers

Live training for educators throughout June, July, and August

8 week scaffolding
guide for teachers

Complete this form to get Britannica LaunchPacks access.

A representative will reach out to you once this form is submitted to answer any questions, provide a quote, and get your school onboarded.

This offer is available to new U.S. customers only. Current customers and pilots should contact their Account Executive to inquire about current offers.

Britannica LaunchPacks provides curated resources around key topics covered in the K-12 social studies and science curriculum, while building fundamental ELA & literacy skills.

Address literacy loss and build fundamental skills 

Provide equitable resources that can be accessed online or in print. 

Support independent study and student-led inquiry

Leverage CRRSA and CARES Act funding

Get access to new African American Experience bundles

Content


You’ll get curated, effective, customizable, and easy-to-use resources conveniently organized into thematic units required in K-12 to meet social studies, science, and ELA standards at the state and federal level.

Differentiation


Keep students engaged and progressing through three reading levels with cohesive online and offline learning options along with resources to support special populations and varying reading capabilities. 

Literacy Development


Help students build essential literacy skills such as drawing conclusions, problem- solving, media literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking through engaging activities, effective learning strategies, six annotation types, and more.

Winner of Best Remote/Blended Learning Tools for Primary and Secondary Grades

2021 Tech & Learning Awards

What are people saying?

Develop Critical Thinking

“I supplemented our curriculum during the COVID-19 school closure with the LaunchPacks during our online sessions. The students in the 7th and 8th grades enjoyed using the materials, and I like how it caused students to use critical thinking skills in their responses. Thank you for this wonderful resource to help teach our students.”

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, SOUTH CAROLINA

Differentiate Instruction

“Just being able to provide students with the same content and information, but written at appropriate levels for their ability has been huge. Kids, especially during distance learning, don’t even realize that they have a ‘different’ document. They feel the same as others, which in high school, is essential.”

HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER, MICHIGAN

Support Special Populations

“My ESL students are now completing KWLs like they’ve done it for years! I love that they have gained this skill, which helps them understand how much they already know about the world…It is really affirming and encouraging for them.”

HIGH SCHOOL ESL TEACHER, WYOMING

Leverage Built-in Activities

Learning Strategies

Students focus on applying a learning strategy to one resource in the Pack.

Main Idea

Students identify the main idea of a text and how it is conveyed through supporting details.

SKILLS LEARNED:

Use Context Clues, Make Inferences

Summary

Students provide an objective and accurate summary of a text

SKILLS LEARNED:

Determine Main Ideas, Make Inferences, Use Context Clues

Journal

Students record their thoughts and observations about the text’s topic.

SKILLS LEARNED:

Use Context Clues, Make Inferences

Main Idea & Summary

Students read through a text, understand its main points, and provide an objective and accurate summary.

SKILLS LEARNED:

Interpret, Make Observations, Connect, Question

Question Sets

Students explore the entire Pack and answer a series of questions.


Starter Sets

  • Making Predictions
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Understanding Perspectives


Question Categories

  • Critical Thinking
  • Reflection
  • Add Custom Questions

Free Summer Literacy Activities for Elementary Students

Britannica LaunchPacks is helping teachers and parents fight back against the threat of literacy loss that’s currently threatening generations of children who are suffering the effects of irregular education. In addition to offering convenient and easy-to-use K-12 online learning programs, LaunchPacks also offer free summer literacy activities to keep students engaged while getting them up-to-speed on what might have been lost.

Leverage CRRSAA & CARES Act Funding


LaunchPacks directly meets requirements for CRRSAA and CARES Act funding, including:


Address learning loss, especially among disadvantaged students


Meet the unique needs of low-income children or students, children with disabilities, English learners, and racial and ethnic minorities


Plan for long-term closures and ensure educational services can continue


Implement activities related to summer learning and supplemental after school programs

Personalized Reading Comprehension

3

unique reading levels

More choices to keep students engaged

6

annotation categories

An easy and convenient way to keep notes and stay organized

article translations in

80+ languages

No matter how many languages your students speak

Merriam-Webster

annotation categories

A great resource for enhancing vocabulary and increasing literacy

LaunchPacks Science

The Britannica LaunchPacks Science is the ideal online digital learning resource. It provides teachers with an effective and convenient way to instruct while keeping students engaged and up-to-date with science curricula. These science online learning programs offer a variety of multimedia resources including texts, videos, images, and audio recordings covering a wide variety of K-12 science topics. Engaging activities and thought-provoking question sets encourage students to think like scientists by making hypotheses, devising experiments, analyzing resources, making conclusions, and writing evidence-based arguments. Included annotation tools help students stay organized while increasing literacy and understanding.

LaunchPacks Social Studies

The Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies offers more than 2,000 expertly-curated multi-media resources focusing on K-12 social studies subjects. From informative texts and eye-opening excerpts to engaging videos and captivating recordings, this leading social studies learning platform is an excellent resource to keep students caught up on standard requirements. These social studies online courses are designed to hone a student’s inquiry and critical thinking skills while fostering a genuine interest in the subject matter. Students will love how easy it is to access and use the LaunchPacks Social Studies. Educators will appreciate the amount of time and energy it saves from having to search for unbiased, relevant, and appropriate resources that meet personal and curricula standards.

LaunchPacks African American Experience Bundles

The Britannica LaunchPacks African American Experience Bundle comes with 20 content sets with inclusive and multimedia material designed to support instructors in engaging students on serious social topics. Classes will learn more about an under-told history while building their social-emotional skills such as awareness and empathy.

Learn more about LaunchPacks!

Join us for an upcoming live webinar and learn new and easy ways to incorporate digital content into your social studies or science classroom.

  • Effectively master the use of LaunchPacks technology to differentiate for students’ individual interests, needs, learning preferences, and pacing. 

 

  • Identify targeted learning tasks to foster specific skills such as reading comprehension, domain-specific vocabulary development, making predictions, and understanding perspectives.

 

  • Learn pedagogical approaches that increase student engagement and enhance critical-thinking skills while raising subject-area literacy.


Effectively master the use of LaunchPacks technology to differentiate for students’ individual interests, needs, learning preferences, and pacing.


Identify targeted learning tasks to foster specific skills such as reading comprehension, domain-specific vocabulary development, making predictions, and understanding perspectives.


Learn pedagogical approaches that increase student engagement and enhance critical-thinking skills while raising subject-area literacy.


Effectively master the use of LaunchPacks technology to differentiate for students’ individual interests, needs, learning preferences, and pacing.


Identify targeted learning tasks to foster specific skills such as reading comprehension, domain-specific vocabulary development, making predictions, and understanding perspectives.


Learn pedagogical approaches that increase student engagement and enhance critical-thinking skills while raising subject-area literacy.