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Program Summary
National Geographic Explorer Magazines
Grades K-8
Social Studies
On-Level Students, Below-Level Readers, Gifted & Talented
Curriculum-Based Classroom Magazines

Motivate your students to read with core science and social studies content.
NG Explorer Pioneer Edition
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER , PIONEER EDITION (http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/pioneer) gives you the perfect resource to develop nonfiction literacy skills as you teach science and social studies core content. High interest text, engaging visuals and specific reading strategies that allow you to meet your classroom goals as you motivate your students in grades 2-3.
Use PIONEER (grades 2-3 reading level) and PATHFINDER (grades 4-6 reading level) individually or combine them for differentiated instruction. Both editions look the same and deliver the same content, but readability levels, vocabulary and concept load differ. Only the teacher knows the difference between editions and ALL students are learning, regardless of their reading level.

You’ll also receive:

  • FREE posters for your classroom
  • FREE downloadable Teacher’s Guide
  • FREE interactive whiteboard lesson for one story in each issue
  • FREE digital edition

You can also receive interactive whiteboard lessons for all the stories in all seven issues for only $29.95.

Now Interactive
Jump into the 21st Century Classroom with Explorer

Pioneer Interactive Edition
Imagine watching a video of lightning or listening to a Komodo dragon. That's what you get with Explorer's new robust interactive edition for computer and mobile devices. Each exciting issue contains:

  • Video
  • Audio
  • Extra content
  • More photos
  • Interactive graphics

App icon Download the free sample app in the Apple App Store.

Three easy ways to order NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PIONEER or PATHFINDER EDITIONS. Remember, you can combine editions in one order if you need to use PIONEER and PATHFINDER for differentiation in your classroom:
  1. Call toll-free 888-915-3276 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST)
  2. Fax 800-840-9807 (Download pdf order form here.)
  3. Mail (Download pdf order form here): NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER Subscriptions P.O. Box 4002913 Des Moines, IA 50340-2913
COMBINE EDITIONS WITH OTHER TEACHERS TO GET THE BEST VALUE. Aren’t sure of quantities for the next school year? No problem! Use your best estimates to order now to get the discount and change your quantities after school starts. You will not be billed until after the September issue ships to you.
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