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California K-12: Elementary Schools


The following resources are ideal for elementary students:

  • CultureGrams: Unique cultural information provided by natives and long-term residents on daily life and social customs around the world. Kids, States, and Providences editions are suitable for grades K-6.
  • SIRS Discoverer: Selected age-appropriate articles on topics of interest to upper elementary and middle school students grades 4 - 8.

Additionally, Schools & Educators Complete contains professional development materials for educators. (For the best user experience, use the URL provided by your school district.)


CultureGrams is an engaging, easy-to-use resource that helps kids learn about the world's cultures. Lean more using the resources below:

  • For a comprehensive overview of CultureGrams, view our LibGuide. On the product education page, you'll find recorded webinars and short e-learning modules. 
  • Get a quick overview by watching this 4-minute overview.
  • In CultureGrams. don't forget to review the Teaching ActivitiesNote: users must be authenticated to access this link.
  • Find Scavenger Hunts and "train-the-trainer" materials on our K-12 Education Coursepack LibGuide.


SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools. It supports assignments such as biography reports, animal reports, and research on controversial issues. A wealth of information is available below:

Schools & Educators Complete

Schools & Educators Complete includes a variety of ebooks that support educators at all levels-- including elementary educators. Note that there are two ways to access this content: through the Ebook Central platform (using a link provided by your school/district) or through the ProQuest academic platform. More information is available below:

  • Schools & Educators Complete resides on the Ebook Central platform. To learn more about using this interface, visit the Ebook Central  LibGuide 
  • Watch a 20-minute recorded webinar
  • To use this resource remotely, users will need to create personal accounts. More information is available here
  • Learn about using a bookshelf, below: