In light of recent school closures, we have made the difficult decision to delay the delivery of Explorer magazine’s May print issue and are unable to fulfill requests for missing magazines until further notice.
Once school resumes, we will begin to fulfill requests for missing magazines.
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Explore our Learn at Home collections for free activities and resources that have been curated by educators for educators, parents, and caregivers to implement with K–12 learners.
ENGAGING NONFICTION CONTENT FOR K–5/6 CLASSROOMS
Students at all reading levels are inspired by the National Geographic tradition of storytelling, exploration, and stunning photography in Explorer magazine.
Take a look inside this not-for-profit classroom resource.
Authentic, engaging National Geographic photographs and stories
New for the 2020–2021 School Year
Digital Resources—Now in Spanish!
Explorer comes in six editions (K–5/6), each developed to meet students at their level. The digital version of the magazine features read-aloud text, games, and pop-up vocabulary.
New for the 2020–2021 school year: Each level of the digital version of Explorer magazine is fully translated into Spanish, including all maps, read-aloud text, videos and games.
Preview a sample article of the Spanish digital prototype: Adventurer (Grade 5/6, Lexile 520L-950L)*
*Prototype subject to change.
New Classroom Subscription Option
Get full-year print and digital subscriptions for every student in your class, or get a digital-only subscription for your entire classroom for one low price.
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Each issue features three articles with content that supports national standards and a teacher’s guide with reading and content lessons, assessments, and blackline master activities to help you get the most out of Explorer’s nonfiction content. Whether you’re an ELA, science or social studies teacher, there’s a standards-aligned lesson for you!
COMMON CORE ELA STANDARDS
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
C3 FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
What's In Your full year Subscription?
Digital issues (English and Spanish)
Articles per year of National Geographic standards-aligned content