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Europe's six smallest countries could fit inside the smallest U.S. state, Rhode Island, with room to spare.

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"Human nature exists and operates in an environment. And it is not 'in' that environment as coins are in a box, but as a plant is in the sunlight and soil."

—John Dewey, Philosopher

Teaching Resources

Find multimedia activities, lessons, and units aligned with national standards.

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Navigate iconic National Geographic maps with new interactive features and tools for creating custom materials that can be easily printed and shared.

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Experience captivating National Geographic photography and video, optimized for use in the classroom.

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Reference & News

Discover a range of supports for learning about real-world issues, including news articles, a glossary, and an encyclopedia.

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What Is Geo-Literacy?

Geo-literacy is a combination of skills and understanding necessary to make far-reaching decisions in the 21st century. Learn more about geo-literacy and find valuable resources to prepare your students.

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Education Programs

Learn about the many programs offered by National Geographic Education for educators and learners.

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Current-Event Connection

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    Germany’s relentless push into renewable energy has implications far beyond its shores. It is driving down costs faster than almost anyone thought possible just a few years ago.

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    Giant Traveling Maps

    Get great resources for introducing geography and map-reading skills to students in Grades K-8.

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