Give Your Students a Bright New Perspective of Our World

Your students are more globally connected than any other generation. Engage their curiosity about the diversity of peoples and places that make up our world. 

Redesigned for Today

Redesigned for Today

Our new elementary atlases have been completely redesigned and updated to reflect the world we're living in, which will help your students better connect to it, both locally and globally.

Colorful maps and graphics, easy-to-follow nonfiction texts, and engaging hands-on activities meet the needs of every learner.

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Turnkey Activities

Turnkey Activities

Easily integrate social studies into instructional time. There's a student activity for each two-page spread of the atlases, which can be completed in 15–30 minutes. 

Choose the activities that will fit your needs and engage your students. Which activities you do and when is completely flexible.

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Standards Strong

Standards Strong

With our new atlases, it's easy to teach the right skills at the right time with the right amount of support. The atlases and activities are scaffolded and aligned to social studies standards and the C3 Framework. 

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Digital Options

Digital Options

Atlas e-books and brand-new interactive activities for Grades 1–5 support learning anytime, anywhere.

 

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Scaffolded Learning

Early elementary students' perspectives scale up from neighborhoods and communities to states and countries as they learn foundational skills. Friendly characters, easy-to-follow text, a simple glossary, and hands-on activity sheets support them in their learning. 

Upper elementary students learn more complex concepts and skills through an in-depth study of our country. And they work more independently through their atlases, supported by how-tos, reference maps, and easy-to-follow activities.

A New Edition for Every Grade

The new elementary atlases include everything educators have come to depend on from Nystrom—and more!

New and Notable Content

  • Updated, visually engaging maps, graphs, and photographs
  • Modern depictions of people living and working within their communities, locally and globally
  • A focus on environmental changes
  • Technology's role in helping us see the world
  • Real kids taking action to better their communities

 

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Skill-Building Activities

Engaging activities and literacy lessons build on the atlas and make it easy to meet social studies standards.

Students learn essential concepts and skills, such as

  • interconnections between people and places;
  • identifying cultural and physical characteristics;
  • organizing and analyzing information;
  • understanding change over time;
  • effects of environmental and technological changes; and
  • spatial and environmental perspectives.

Atlas Packs

Atlas Packs bring together the atlas, student activities, and digital platform for a seamless teaching and learning experience.

Included in the Atlas Pack:

  • 30 grade-level atlases
  • Reproducible student activity book
  • Atlas e-book
  • Interactive online activities

 

 

 

 

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Grade 1
See the World
Grade 1 Atlas Pack

See the World

Theme: Perspective

Focus: Neighborhoods

See the World helps first graders understand what we can see on maps and globes, what neighborhoods look like, where people live and work, and how children on different continents are like them.

Backyard Buddies show first graders the world from different perspectives.

Spanish atlas pack coming soon.

Atlas Pack Components

  • 30 See the World atlases
  • Reproducible student activity book
  • 5-year subscription to Nystrom World Researcher:
    • Atlas e-book
    • Interactive activities
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Grade 2
Our Changing World
Grade 2 Atlas Pack

Our Changing World

Theme: Change

Focus: Communities

Our Changing World helps second graders explore the people and places that make up a community, both locally and globally.

Bird Guides help second graders focus on change over time and from place to place as well as how maps change how we see the world. 

Spanish atlas pack coming soon.

Atlas Pack Components

  • 30 Our Changing World atlases
  • Reproducible student activity book
  • 5-year subscription to Nystrom World Researcher:
    • Atlas e-book
    • Interactive activities
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Grade 3
Our Place in the World
Grade 3 Atlas Pack

Our Place in the World

Theme: Taking action

Focus: Countries and continents

Our Place in the World is designed to help third graders ask questions and take action as they learn about how communities work, our government, and what it's like to live on other continents.

Habitat Helpers ask compelling questions that lead to deeper knowledge and help strengthen students' map skills. 

Spanish atlas pack coming soon.

Atlas Pack Components

  • 30 Our Place in the World atlases
  • Reproducible student activity book
  • 5-year subscription to Nystrom World Researcher:
    • Atlas e-book
    • Interactive activities
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Grade 4
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Grade 4 Atlas Pack

Our Country's Geography

Focus: Regions of the U.S.

Our Country's Geography focuses on more advanced map skills and explores the regions of the United States, including environmental, geographic, and technological developments.

"Taking Action" pop-outs ask compelling questions to inspire fourth graders to engage with their environments. 

Spanish atlas pack coming soon.

Atlas Pack Components

  • 30 copies of Atlas of Our Country's Geography
  • Reproducible student activity book
  • 5-year subscription to Nystrom World Researcher:
    • Atlas e-book
    • Interactive activities
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Grade 5
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Grade 5 Atlas Pack

Our Country's History

Focus: U.S. history

Our Country's History takes fifth graders on an exploration of major events situated in time and place, from 1400 to the present.

"Lasting Legacies" focus on events from different time periods and their impact on the future. 

Spanish atlas pack coming soon.

Atlas Pack Components

  • 30 copies of Atlas of Our Country's History
  • Reproducible student activity book
  • 5-year subscription to Nystrom World Researcher:
    • Atlas e-book
    • Interactive activities
The atlases are age appropriate and are bright and inviting for the students. The teachers like the resources that go with the atlases since they connect with literacy lessons and standards. I also like how the atlases build upon each other each year; you can really see the progression of geography skills.
Suzanne Gons
District Supervisor of Social Studies
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