Bring the power of our new elementary mapping program into your schools. Students will develop and expand their skills and knowledge using a variety of skill-based activities and manipulatives.

Supplemental

Supplemental

Supplement your social studies curriculum with Encompass. Activities take 15-30 minutes to teach, making them easy to fit into instructional time.

And they can be taught sequentially or stand on their own, giving teachers choice and flexibility.

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Hands-On

Hands-On

Encompass focuses on hands-on geography, increasing student engagement and retention of knowledge and skills.

The program includes a variety of markable manipulatives, scaffolded for Grades 1-5.

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Primary Sources

Primary Sources

Encompass includes double-sided social studies Place Mats, designed for group work.

The Place Mats promote primary and secondary source analysis and help students engage with current world issues.

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Digital

Digital Options

Encompass is soon to be seamless between print and digital! Stay tuned for the digital components, which will be availabale on Nystrom World in 2023.

 

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A Cartful of Geography Goodies!

Each grade level includes the following durable and engaging components:

  • Teacher's guide with skill-based activities
  • 30 student atlases
  • 6 markable activity globes
  • 6 markable place mats
  • 6 raised relief desk maps
  • 30 U.S./world desk maps

 

Grades 1-3 also include 15 community desk maps, and Grade 4 also includes 15 U.S./world political desk maps.

Learning that Sticks!

Encompass builds a variety of hands-on learning experiences into the progam to ensure that students

  • actively engage with the content;
  • understand and retain more; and
  • recall and use new information.

 

 

 

 

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Digital Coming in 2023

Encompass will soon be seamless between print and digital. Teachers will be able to

  • prep for lessons anytime, anywhere;
  • extend learning with interactive activities;
  • monitor student progress from one dashboard; and
  • involve families by giving them frontline access.

 

 

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Grade 1
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Viewpoints

First graders are introduced to geography by identifying symbols, land, and water on a map, and learning about neighborhoods, our country, and the world.

Components

  • Encompass Viewpoints Teacher's Guide
  • 30 See the World student atlases
  • 9" activity globe
  • 30 U.S./world desk maps
  • 15 community desk maps
  • 6 Social Studies Place Mats
  • 6 rasied relief maps
  • 30 wide-tipped markers
  • Elementary Atlas Cart
  • 5-year subscription—coming in 2023!
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Grade 2
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Grade 2

Changes

Second graders focus on new concepts and topics, such as natural features, community changes over time, U.S. population changes, and protecting our world.

Components

  • Encompass Changes Teacher's Guide
  • 30 Our Changing World student atlases
  • 9" activity globe
  • 30 U.S./world desk maps
  • 15 community desk maps
  • 6 Social Studies Place Mats
  • 6 rasied relief maps
  • 30 narrow-tipped markers
  • Elementary Atlas Cart
  • 5-year subscription—coming in 2023!
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Grade 3
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Grade 3

Connections

Third graders explore additional concepts and topics, including cardinal directions, latitude and longitude, and taking action in communities, in our country, and around the world.

Components

  • Encompass Connections Teacher's Guide
  • 30 Our Place in the World student atlases
  • 9" activity globe
  • 30 U.S./world desk maps
  • 15 community desk maps
  • 6 Social Studies Place Mats
  • 6 rasied relief maps
  • 30 narrow-tipped markers
  • Elementary Atlas Cart
  • 5-year subscription—coming in 2023!
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Grade 4
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Grade 4

U.S. Regions

Fourth graders focus even more on geography by decoding maps and exploring physical, political, and thematic maps and studying our country's diverse geographic regions.

Components

  • Encompass U.S. Regions Teacher's Guide
  • 30 Our Country's Geography student atlases
  • 9" activity globe
  • 30 U.S./world physical desk maps
  • 15 U.S./world political desk maps
  • 6 Social Studies Place Mats
  • 6 rasied relief maps
  • 30 narrow-tipped markers
  • Elementary Atlas Cart
  • 5-year subscription—coming in 2023!
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Grade 5
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Grade 5

U.S. History

Fifth graders explore the geographic history of our country, including the time of the first Americans to twentieth-century America and modern America's changing population and technological advances.

Components

  • Encompass U.S. History Teacher's Guide
  • 30 Our Country's History student atlases
  • 9" activity globe
  • 30 U.S./world folding desk maps
  • 6 Social Studies Place Mats
  • 6 rasied relief maps
  • 30 narrow-tipped markers
  • Elementary Atlas Cart
  • 5-year subscription—coming in 2023!
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