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Britannica School

Three Levels of Learning—Elementary, Middle, and High—for the Classroom, Library, or Home

Improve student performance, strengthen teacher effectiveness, and maximize the use of your technology with Britannica School. Access content on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or any Internet-connected device with a Web browser.

This video explains how teachers and educators can use Britannica School across the curriculum.

Support for Differentiated Learning

Three user-friendly interfaces—Elementary, Middle, and High—make it easy to select the portal appropriate to each student’s reading, grade, and age level.

Nonfiction Content Aligned to the Common Core and State Standards

Informational text selections are written, edited, reviewed, and updated regularly by the world’s leading content experts. Thousands of new articles, images, and multimedia elements are added every quarter.

Interactivity with an Instructional Purpose

Students and teachers can easily search, tag, save, and share content. The Lesson Plan Builder helps create interactive activities for small and large groups.

Awards And Accolades

“Comprehensive, accessible and versatile…with high quality, interactive and lively content..a top choice for schools.” Teach Secondary, October 2014

“Stellar Database: SLJ Readers’ Favorites and Other Essential Electronic Resources.” School Library Journal, April 2014

“The differentiated instruction and PreK-12 Common Core content-rich, lively material make Britannica School a highly recommended database.” School Library Journal, February 2013


Common Core Standards

  • Read and comprehend informational texts with increasing complexity.
  • Provide challenging informational texts in a range of subjects.
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse forms of media.
  • Build academic and domain-specific vocabulary.
  • Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays to express information and enhance understanding.
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects.
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare.