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Free, Virtual Ways to Incorporate Explorers into Your Classroom

Connect your classroom with National Geographic Explorers! Learn about our live, free virtual field trips through Explorer Classroom and other ways to share Explorers' adventures directly with your students.

The Travelers' Trunk: A Never-Ending Journey

Geography is not a stand-alone course in elementary grades. Learn how to integrate geography across the content disciplines with teaching strategies involving lesson planning using high-quality children's literature, Thinking Maps, graphic organizers, higher-ordering questioning, problem-based learning (PBL), reinforcement of geographic and academic vocabulary, and extensive hands-on use of physical maps.

There's a Map for That

Learn about a new digital tool to create your own map sets and primary sources for teaching. Consider how to pair text and visual sources together around a theme or subject area.

How Will We Feed the World?

Explore classroom-tested participatory activities about the global small farmers movement, La Via Campesina, designed to get students thinking about hunger, food, farming, and justice.


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