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Elementary Grades

When they love it,
they learn it

Grade 2


Carefully leveled, mutually supporting resources introduce the world and its people

Exploring Where & Why

Communities Here and There

As they discover how a small neighborhood fits into a larger community—and then into the national and world communities—kids absorb a full-year of cross-curricular social studies skills and concepts through inquiry-based activities that feel more like fun than work. Available with Spanish resources. Learn More »

Nystronaut Atlas

Students learn how maps can help them understand the ways families live, work, and play in the world’s many different kinds of communities. Special emphasis is given to the producers and consumers, government, and geography of each community. Also available in Spanish. Learn More »

Readiness Maps

Introduce the world’s nations and most important cities, and U.S. states and their main cities, through maps that emphasize political regions but also, through shaded relief, show relationships between physical terrain and political boundaries. Learn More »

Readiness Globe

Dramatic 3-D raised-relief mountain ranges attract kids’ fingers, making this globe’s terrain instantly understandable. Where the globe for grades K–1 emphasized continents, this globe focuses on the world’s countries and their most important cities. 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 »