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Elementary Grades

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Grade 5


Carefully leveled, mutually supporting resources launch inquiry into U.S. history

Exploring Where & Why

Our Country’s History

Linking history and geography—studying where things happened to understand how things happened—this yearlong inquiry-based curriculum integrates a history atlas with markable maps and globes. Kids actively put history in its place. Available with Spanish resources. Learn More »

Atlas of Our Country’s History

Each spread in this atlas asks an essential question (like “How did slavery divide the nation?”) and then uses visualizations and captions to help students understand the historical situation. Instead of a textbook feeding students predigested answers, it’s an atlas that asks students what they think. Available in Spanish. Learn More »

Intermediate Political Maps

Designed for students just becoming ready for the main details of geographic information, these maps focus on world and U.S. political divisions by using contrasting colors to make states and countries easy to see, while shaded relief shows relationships between physical and political geography. Learn More »

Intermediate Political Globe

Designed for students just becoming ready for the main details of geographic information, this globe uses color to focus on world and U.S. political divisions, while shaded 3-D raised relief lets students uncover relationships between physical and political geography. Learn More »

Intermediate Physical Maps

Equip students to investigate the main biomes of the U.S. and the world. While shaded relief plainly reveals mountainous areas, colors classify terrain as forest, grassland, desert, or alpine. The maps also show capital and major cities as well as national and state boundary lines. Learn More »

Intermediate Physical Globe

Focuses on Earth's environments: its forest, grassland, desert, and alpine terrain regions. The globe also shows capital and major cities as well as national and state boundary lines, while shaded 3-D raised relief puts students in touch with the world’s mountainous areas. Learn More »

StrataLogica Elementary License

Make all of Nystrom’s elementary maps, globes, atlases, and activity sets digital and available to teachers and students both at home and in school. Nystrom’s carefully spiraled K–5 geography resources allow teachers to support and challenge every student at just the right level. Learn More »