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Active Classroom: Geography and Global Studies

More than 400 inquiry-based lessons give teachers the power to differentiate for every ability level and learning style by blending hands-on, print, and digital activities that offer a wide variety of content choices and activity types. Learn More »

World Atlas

Striking just the right balance between simplicity and information density makes this an excellent atlas for both middle and high school classrooms. The world and its regions are not only shown but explained through maps, infographics, photographs, and captions. A Spanish edition is also available. Learn More »

Our World Today

By not just looking at maps but also marking them up, students learn to think critically about maps, building geography skills and content knowledge through hands-on activities based on 68 lesson plans plus big markable foldout maps and The Nystrom World Atlas. Learn More »

Desk Atlas

For advanced students, this sophisticated reference and teaching tool is rich in captioned thematic maps, infographics, and photographs as well as “Issues Today” sidebars. A superb resource for AP* Human Geography courses. Learn More »

Political Relief World and U.S. Map Set

With colors emphasizing the political organization of the world but shaded relief dramatically revealing mountain ranges, these roll-down political-relief wall maps let students easily see relationships between physical and political geography. Learn More »

Political Relief Continents and Regions Maps

With colors emphasizing the political organization of the world but shaded relief dramatically revealing mountain ranges, these roll-down political-relief wall maps let students easily see relationships between physical and political geography. Learn More »

Political Raised-Relief Globe

With touchable 3-D relief dramatically revealing mountain ranges while colors show the political organization of the world, this globe helps students immediately and intuitively grasp relationships between physical and political geography. Learn More »

Land Cover U.S. and World Maps

Understand environmental regions through roll-down wall maps that use naturalistic colors to mark out eight distinct biomes: cropland, grassland, desert and semi-desert, tundra, glacier, broadleaf forests, needleleaf forests, and tropical rainforests. Learn More »

Land Cover Continents and Regions Maps

Understand environmental regions through roll-down wall maps that use naturalistic colors to mark out eight distinct biomes: cropland, grassland, desert and semi-desert, tundra, glacier, broadleaf forests, needleleaf forests, and tropical rainforests. Learn More »

Land Cover Raised-Relief Globe

Grasp relationships between physical and environmental geography with a touchable
3-D-relief globe that reveals mountain ranges while naturalistic colors distinguish eight biomes—cropland, grassland, desert and semi-desert, tundra, glacier, broadleaf forests, needleleaf forests, and tropical rainforests. Learn More »

Sculptural Relief U.S. and World Maps

Colors express elevations and ocean depths in these roll-down wall maps that equip students to understand physical geography and its political implications by melding elevation information with detailed shaded relief and unobtrusive political boundary lines. Learn More »

Sculptural Relief Continents and Regions Maps

Colors express elevations and ocean depths in these roll-down wall maps that equip students to understand physical geography and its political implications by melding elevation information with detailed shaded relief and unobtrusive political boundary lines. Learn More »

Sculptural Relief Desk Maps

Colors express elevations and ocean depths in these markable laminated desk maps that equip students to understand physical geography and its political implications by melding elevation information with detailed shaded relief and unobtrusive political boundary lines. Learn More »

Sculptural Relief Raised-Relief Globe

Touchable 3-D relief dramatically reinforces colors that express elevations and ocean depths on these globes that equip students to understand physical geography and its political implications by melding elevation information with detailed shaded relief and unobtrusive political boundary lines. Learn More »

State Maps

Markable roll-down state wall maps and state/U.S./world combo map sets are each designed to align with that state’s curriculum. Packs of 30 laminated, double-sided desk maps are also available for most states, and the desk maps come with teacher’s guides. Learn More »

StrataLogica Secondary License

Making most of Nystrom’s maps, globes, atlases, and activity sets digital and available to teachers and students both in school and at home, StrataLogica’s wide array of resources makes it a great teacher presentation tool and an endlessly adaptable platform for student projects. Learn More »