New Resource: Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to school choice. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue, helping students develop information literacy and critical thinking skills, as well as the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.

Introductory Video: Close the Gap with Opposing Viewpoints In Context
For Middle School:
For High School:

Log in to the ERS Teacher's Portal or ERS Teen Portal and click on Opposing Viewpoints to discover topics that excite your students, while helping hone their debate skills!

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The ERS Portals are available wherever you (and your students) have Internet access... desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone; at school, at home or on the road!

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Kids Portal and Teen Portal Bookmarks Available

Maintain the classroom learning momentum by providing your students with unlimited access to a suite of valuable (and fun) online learning tools. Step 1 - download the Kids Portal (K-8) or Teen Portal (9-12) bookmarks below.  Step 2 - open the file in Adobe PDF to add your school's name and customized login.  Step 3 - print, cut, and send these bookmarks home with your students. 

Click on either image below to download bookmarks for the Kids and Teens Portals (Adobe PDF).


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Have a great idea for a poster that supports an upcoming lesson? Need a customized chart to keep your classroom a little more organized? Want a fun way to let your favorite school teams know you're cheering them on? We can help you with that!  

Design your poster on an 8.5"X11" page in Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. Use high-quality images and avoid copyrighted artwork (Disney, Marvel, etc.). Save your document as a PDF, open the PDF to make sure it looks exactly as you want, then email that file to You'll also need to let us know if you want your poster to be printed full size (24"x36") or half size (18"x24"), and if you'd like it laminated. A member of our team will send you a price quote and delivery/pickup timeline* for approval before we start work on your request. 

All posters are printed on white paper. Full size posters range from $6-$13; half size posters from $3-$6.50. The price is dependent upon the amount of ink on the page and whether or not you request lamination.

*While many orders can be completed in 2-4 business days, please expect longer wait times for large orders and during busier times of the school year.

Questions about creating your own poster? Contact Sara Torabi at or (559) 651-3031.

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