Resources for students grade 6-8
Some resources will require a school building username/password. If you need help with your login, please contact your district’s teacher librarian or GPAEA Librarian, Jane Frizzell.
AEA Digital Library: Digital curriculum resources from leading producers of preK-12 content. Current resources include physical science, life science, and financial literacy.
American History in Video: American History in Video includes 2,000 total hours of streaming video content. More than half is contemporaneous video from the 1890s to the 1980s. The early newsreels, including the complete series of United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel, available online in their entirety only in this collection, capture history as it was made and reported to viewers of the time.
BookFLIX: An online literacy resource that pairs fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction books. Read-aloud feature provides accessibility to all readers.
Britannica School: A suite of products, including general encyclopedias designed to support student research and classroom instruction. Versions also in French, Japanese, and Spanish.
CultureGrams: An insider’s perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.
CyberSmarts/Teen Cybersmarts: This interactive eBook collection offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.
FreedomFLIX: Provides 60+ multimedia units on U.S. and world history.
Gale in Context: Middle School: An eResource research package offering content from magazines, newspapers, and reference materials. **No username or password required, but users will select their school from the drop down menu
iClipart: A collection of more than 7.8 million royalty-free photos, clipart, fonts, animations, and sounds.
Learn360: A comprehensive library of educational videos, video clips, images, audio files, newsreels, speeches, STEM tutorials, learning games, and other teacher resources. **Using this link will not allow educators and students to access any saved content or playlists created on the campus Learn360
MackinVIA (PreK-12): A portal with hundreds of eBook and audiobook titles available, including fiction and nonfiction for all grade levels. Many titles have text-to-speech capabilities. **You will need a building-specific login for this resource. If you need assistance with this, please contact GPAEA Librarian, Jane Frizzell.
NBC Learn: Digitized video of more than 12,000 stories from the NBC News archives.
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science: Features articles, videos, interactive games, and ideas for hands-on science activities on topics including earth cycles; ecosystems and biomes; energy and matter; landforms; maps; natural disasters; rocks and minerals; environmental issues; the scientific method; space; water; and weather and climate.
PowerKnowledge Life Science (3-6): Features articles, videos, interactive games, and ideas for hands-on science activities on topics including animals; classification; endangered and extinct species; food chains and food webs; green living; habitats and ecosystems; the human body; life cycles; plants; and survival and adaptation.
PowerKnowledge Physical Science (3-6): Features articles, videos, interactive games, and ideas for hands-on science activities on topics including atoms and molecules; elements and the periodic table; energy and matter; force and motion; and temperature and measurement.
ScienceFLIX (4-12): Provides 60+ complete units, through movies, interactive features, varied text features and hands on activities.
SIRS Issue Researcher: Exploration of the origins, perspectives, and questions under debate on over 300 social issues.
Soundzabound: Licensed audio that can be used without copyright infringement in videos, podcasts, and other forms of multimedia.
TrueFLIX: Combines Scholastic True Books social studies and science content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text.