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Explorer magazines’ nonfiction content is authentic, engaging, and supports national reading and science standards. The K–5/6 classroom subscription includes seven issues that arrive throughout your school year.

Students at all reading levels are inspired by National Geographic’s storytelling, exploration, and stunning photographs. They are excited to learn about the world and our place in it.

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“Passion and wonder are contagious. There’s nothing like National Geographic Explorer to spark kids’ curiosity and boost their desire to learn more!”

Stephanie Harvey, Literacy Consultant

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Subscription Options

Access your magazine resources to make Explorer come alive for your students.

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2018–2019 Pricing:

Full Year: $4.75

Spring: $3.75

Full-year subscriptions include: 

  • Seven print issues of our 24-page magazine (Sept.–May) plus accompanying Projectable PDFs.
  • Seven digital issues with read-aloud text, games, and pop-up vocab. Now included for free—a $3.75 value per student!
  • Teachers’ guides with plans for teaching nonfiction reading skills and content knowledge
  • Lexile-leveled nonfiction text that comes in six grade-specific editions
  • Seven full-color, two-sided classroom posters
  • Content aligned to national reading and science standards

Spring-only subscriptions include: four print magazines (January–May), plus the full online suite of resources.

 
 

All orders of 300 subscriptions or more will receive a 10% discount. Get your custom quote today!

PRICES ARE PER STUDENT FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR. S&H IS AN EXTRA 10% OF ORDER TOTAL. FULL YEAR ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL OCTOBER 29. SPRING ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 15. DIGITAL-ONLY ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. 

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