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California K-12: Middle Schools

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Woman watching news on the street in Taiwan

An image from CultureGrams' vast library, depicting a woman watching news on the street in Taiwan. 

Monarch Butterfly Research Topic in SIRS Discoverer

The Monarch Butterfly Research Topic in SIRS Discoverer.

Cybercrime in SIRS Issues Researcher

The introduction to Cybercrime in SIRS Issues Researcher.

eLibrary Trending Topics

Trending Topics in History in eLibrary. Each link leads users to curated Research Topics. 

Introduction

The following resources are ideal for middle school students. Keep scrolling to access training materials and more!

Additionally, the following resource is great for all educators:

CultureGrams

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


CultureGrams includes excellent resources for educators, including Teaching Activities and Curriculum Standards. Log in to the resource to access the first two documents, or download the following Scavenger Hunts:

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference resource providing age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools. It is particularly helpful to support the most common assignments in grades 4 -  8Follow the links below to learn more:

SIRS Issues Researcher

SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 360+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues. The content is tagged with Lexile reading levels and subject headings and includes 3000+ interactives, maps, timelines, and primary sources.

SIRS Issues Researcher also includes excellent educator resources, like curriculum guides, which can be accessed in the product or downloaded below:

eLibrary

eLibrary is a user-friendly general reference tool that provides content, context, and pathways to beginning users as they research a topic. With eLibrary's Research Topics, users can review the best content, curated by editors. The "guided interface" browse experience is highly visual and intuitive; additionally, users can search eLibrary content on the ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com) alongside other resources, like ProQuest Central Student. This short 1.5-minute video provides introduces eLibrary:

Schools & Educators Complete

Schools & Educators Complete includes a variety of ebooks that support educators at all levels-- including middle school 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 platform. Follow the links below to learn more about this resource: