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

What to teach this month

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. 

Featured Collections

Black History Month

Black History Month  

Celebrate the achievements of African Americas past and present during Black History Month.

Deforestation in Penampang, Ulu Papar, Sabah, Malaysia.

Human Impacts on the Environment  

Help your students understand the impact humans have on the physical environment with these resources. 

Shorebirds in polluted water in Sri Lanka

Plastic Pollution  

Plastic pollution is reaching a critical point. Teach your class about the urgent issue of plastic in our waterways. 

Catastrophic Weather Event

Catastrophic Weather Event  

Teach students how weather events like hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and droughts impact every part of the world. 

Earth-Sun Relationship

Earth-Sun Relationship  

The earth’s relationship to the sun, and the amount of light it receives, is responsible for the seasons and biodiversity. 



Explore Earth’s diverse species and encourage your students to become stewards of life on our planet. 


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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