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Bring National Geographic to your classroom through lesson plans, maps, and reference resources.

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Classroom Magazine

explorer and Young Explorer

Explorer magazine inspires young readers through authentic and engaging nonfiction content. Supporting national reading and science standards, this K–5/6 classroom resource is available in print and/or digital subscriptions with seven issues arriving throughout the school year. 

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Landforms and Landscapes

Landforms and Landscapes  

Use these national standards-aligned resources to build lesson plans and activities about landforms and landscapes.

Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion  

Use these national standards-aligned resources to create extensive lessons about Westward Expansion.

Physical Boundaries

Physical Boundaries  

These resources will help students learn about the different physical boundaries that exist around the globe.

Steam and smoke rise from the cooling towers and chimneys of a power plant in Poca, West Virginia.

Climate Change  

Explore this critical topic with these standards aligned resources.



Explore this explosive topic with these standards aligned resources.

The Roman Forum was a place where public meetings were held, legal issues were debated, and gladiators fought in combat.

Ancient Rome  

Help students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of ancient Rome with these resources.


Spatial thinking allows students to comprehend and analyze phenomena related to the places and spaces around them—and at scales from what they can touch and see in a room or their neighborhood to a world map or globe. Our mapping resources are uniquely positioned to introduce map skills, engage students with classic National Geographic maps, and interact with cutting-edge mapping technology.

Educational Publishing


National Geographic Learning offers instructional materials featuring National Geographic content.

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About Our Learning Framework

The National Geographic Learning Framework was developed as the foundation upon which our education mission is built. It expresses our core beliefs and values, and has been created to provide guidance for every educational product, resource, service, and experience we design. 

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