Marching Ahead: 3K New Articles in Epic Update

Marching Ahead: 3K New Articles in Epic Update

Stay Curious. Stay Informed. Stay with Britannica.

Buckle up, educators and learners! In a world brimming with endless discoveries and advancements, keeping up can be a thrilling adventure. That’s where Britannica steps in, not just to keep pace but to lead the charge. Our March to 3000 initiative, an ambitious editorial objective launched in mid-2022, aimed to significantly expand our knowledge base by creating 3,000 new articles across a diverse range of subjects.

Learning is an ever-evolving journey, and in these times of rapid growth and change, staying informed and educated is thrillingly possible. We’re here to ensure that this journey is enriching and exhilarating, not overwhelming.

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March to 3000

Our commitment extended beyond updating our vast collection of over 100,000 articles. We proudly reached our “March to 3000” goal, adding an incredible 3,000 new articles to Britannica School: High level, each offering insights into a myriad of subjects. The best part? This wealth of knowledge is just a few clicks away, readily accessible to satisfy every learner’s curiosity.

From the latest influential figures like Ketanji Brown Jackson to groundbreaking programs like the Artemis moon mission and even the digital wonders of technologies like Chat GPT, we’ve covered them all. Our goal is to bring you the most relevant and intriguing topics that have shaped our world recently. Our content goes beyond just facts and figures. We aim to create immersive, interactive, and captivating learning experiences. Have you ever pondered over questions like “How Deep is the Ocean?” Well, we believe the best way to learn is to see it for yourself. And that’s exactly what we offer—an experience that brings learning to life, right before your eyes.

Recent Innovations in Our Articles

While the 3,000 new articles were focused on the Britannica School: High level, we certainly didn’t forget the Elementary and Middle levels! We made some exciting updates to create more engaging, readable content for many of these articles as well.

Elementary Level: We’ve transformed our planetary articles like Earth, Mars, Mercury, and others into interactive experiences complete with slideshows and quizzes to pique interest. Our biome articles like rainforest and grasslands now boast new slideshows. We’ve also dived deep into the aquatic world with articles on bull sharks and mako sharks.

Middle Level: Embark on a fascinating journey through Chad with our six-article series, focusing on a different aspect of the country. Explore the intriguing world of frogs, examining their life cycle and anatomy. Immerse yourself in history with in-depth looks at events like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party, and traverse the ancient Silk Road. Additionally, we’ve given the Lone Star State a comprehensive makeover, presenting Texas in six detailed articles that explore its rich history, land, economy, culture, and notable figures.

Revolutionizing the Learning Experience

But we didn’t stop there. Our commitment to making learning engaging and accessible has led us to revamp our approach, especially for our younger audiences at the Elementary and Middle levels of Britannica School. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or lifelong learner, Britannica School ensures that finding the right information is a breeze. Enhanced search capabilities and streamlined categories mean you spend less time searching and more time learning. This ease of access, combined with our new interactive and engaging content, makes for a truly immersive educational experience.

  1. Breaking Up Content: We’re shaking things up by breaking content into more digestible parts, using a less formal tone to resonate better with younger minds.
  2. Adding New Infograms & Media: To enhance the learning experience, we’re integrating new infograms and various media formats.
  3. Bulleted Lists & “Did You Know” Features: Our articles now feature bulleted lists for easy reading and fascinating “Did You Know” segments to spark curiosity.
  4. Interactive Elements: We’re introducing interactive slideshows, quizzes, timelines, and maps to make learning not just informative but also fun and interactive.

Behind the Scenes: The Britannica Editorial Process

As we continue to evolve and expand our content, it’s worth taking a moment to discover the inner workings of our editorial team. This behind-the-scenes look reveals how our subject matter experts, driven by intellectual curiosity, diligently write, edit, assign, and review articles on a vast array of topics.

Witness firsthand how our articles undergo a meticulous verification process, ensuring factual accuracy and fairness. This commitment to integrity, coupled with our embrace of modern educational tools, exemplifies Britannica’s dedication to being your trusted source of knowledge in an ever-changing world.

But here’s the thing —we’re not done yet. Not by a long shot. If there’s a topic you’re itching to learn about and can’t find it on Britannica School, we want to hear from you. After all, the journey of knowledge is an endless one, and we’re here to make sure you’re always a step ahead.

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About The Author

Lori Lynch

Vice President of Professional Development
Lori has a mission to bring effective, and engaging learning to educators in all settings and styles. A former early childhood educator and school leader, Lori took a leap of faith into the world of professional learning, after 11 years working in classrooms and schools. Since then, and for the past nearly 20 years, her mission for professional learning is to provide relevant, and effective learning and coaching opportunities for the 21st century educator.

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