Where Education Meets Exploration
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURES ON THE ROAD
Activate your inner explorer by visiting some of North America's most interesting places - virtually or in real life - and learn about wildlife, Indigenous history, geological characteristics and more.
Education Guides and Tools
An Educator and Family Guide to the Ocean
Take a deep dive into the ocean with your learners—whether they are learning online, in-person, or in hybrid settings. Download our guide for educators and families.
A Family Guide to Using National Geographic Education Resources
Dive into the ocean for Earth Day 2021 with your learners —whether they are learning online, in-person, or in hybrid settings.
National Geographic Education Educator Guide October 2020
Ignite students’ curiosity and connect them to the world through engaging activities, lessons, and immersive learning experiences.
Explorer's Mindset Toolkit
Downloadable resources to harness the explorer mindset that is within all of us.
Learn Anywhere Resources
Connect and learn with National Geographic Explorers.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK QUEST
Embark on an interactive journey that guides young readers through a series of challenges to connect them to the characters, engage them in the plot of the story, and activate their inner explorer’s mindset. Before you begin, download the guides below for instructions.
Created by Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, National Geographic Explorer
Strange Birds by Cecilia Pérez
Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Resources by Age
Curated collections for students, educators, and families.
Read and Learn: Ages 4-8
Empower readers to explore the world with Explorer Magazine! This digital magazine features read-aloud text, games, pop-up vocabulary, and comes in six editions developed to meet students at their level.
Videos and Interactives: Ages 4-8
Take your youngest learners on a virtual trip around the world and beyond with the entertaining videos and activities in this collection.
Maps and Infographics: Ages 4-8
Introduce your youngest learners to geography’s greatest tool: the map. Use this collection to help them begin to correlate information with the concept of place.
Learn at Home: Grades K–2
A curated collection for curious learners in grades K–2. With minimal supplies needed, these activities will keep young learners’ minds engaged in social studies, geography, science, and more.
Read and Explore: Ages 10+
In this collection, learners can improve their reading comprehension while familiarizing themselves with important concepts from the Sustainable Development Goals to the importance of voting.
Videos and Interactives: Ages 8-13+
Learners can explore the power of storytelling, how to build a StoryMap, or test their knowledge of ocean voyages with this collection of videos and interactives.
Maps and Infographics: Ages 8-13+
Maps and infographics are more than compelling visuals—they share information and tell a story—and introduce students to critical thinking.
Learn at Home: Grades 6–12
This curated collection of activities can be adapted for students in grades 6–12 in a remote learning environment. Explore the planet through interactives and short lessons or take a deeper dive into a subject area with a complete unit.
Connecting the World with Maps: Grades 5-12
Self-guided activities that provide learners an integrated exploration into maps and the data behind them to see patterns and make connections between their communities and the environment.
Mount Everest: Grades 5-12
Everest isn’t just the highest point on Earth, it is also a unique ecosystem that can provide a look into how to better understand the planet’s changing climate.
Interpreting Data: Grades 5-12
Understanding patterns in data is an integral skill to thinking like a geographer. Cultivate an explorer's mindset as you deepen understanding of data, graphs, and statistics.
Age of the Earth: Grades 6-8
Many clues help us understand the age of the Earth, including those gathered in space. Explore videos, maps, and articles to learn more.
The Life and Work of Jane Goodall
Explore the groundbreaking work and life of scientist, conservationist, humanitarian, and National Geographic Explorer, Jane Goodall. And virtually tour the Becoming Jane museum exhibit!
Learn through Play
Activities that challenge families and students to learn through play by problem solving, thinking creatively, and having fun.
What Do Explorers Really Do?
Robotic bees? Sunken treasure? Twin planets? Cultivate an explorer's mindset with National Geographic Explorers on real expeditions around the world.
Race, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice
Tools to help provoke thought, spur dialogues, and guide conversations.
Maps and Flags to Color
A fun activity to relax and learn world geography. Print world and United States maps adapted for coloring by National Geographic cartographers.
A Walk Around the Globe
Learn about Paul Salopek, a National Geographic Fellow, and his walk around the globe that he began in 2013 and will be 21,000 miles! Along the way, he is walking with guides, stopping to speak with local people, and sharing his experiences along the way.
Need help with an assignment? National Geographic can help.
Urban or rural, nature is everywhere... and everyone can be a scientist. Learn how to collect data from the outdoors and share with the scientific community.
Learn more about infectious agents and their impact on human health with this curated resource collection.
Explore the World
Take a virtual learning trip around the globe through engaging activities, videos, maps, infographics, fun facts, and quizzes. Created for educators, families, and learners in grades K-12.
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Main Photograph by Rebecca Hale