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OUR WORLD TODAY: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ISSUES
MAKE THE WORLD AN UNDERSTANDABLE PLACE FOR YOUR STUDENTS
With its unique integration of culture, history, economics, government, and geography, Our World Today challenges middle school students to explore the issues and challenges of each region.
Co-authored by the National Geographic Society, the program is loaded with motivating activities and the skills, reading strategies, and content that will engage your students. National Geographic cartographers created every map and atlas, so you’re assured of pinpoint accuracy.
A new and exclusive video program from National Geographic provides stunning visuals and allows students an up-close look at the places they’re studying.
Reading Success is a High Priority
• Built-in active reading strategies, such as Foldables® Guide to Reading, Reading Checks, and Reading Review, enable all students at all levels to read and understand the program’s content.
• New and Exclusive! Foldables® are innovative, student-made three-dimensional graphic organizers used as reading, assessment, or study tools. Students of any ability can create Foldables, and hands-on experience immerses students in learning.
NGS REFERENCE ATLASNGS GEOGRAPHY HANDBOOK How Do I Study Geography? Geographic Dictionary Be an Active Reader!UNIT 1 LEARNING ABOUT OUR WORLD Chapter 1 Our Social World Chapter 2 Earth PatternsUNIT 2 NORTH AFRICA AND SOUTHWEST ASIA NGS Atlas Chapter 3 North Africa and Southwest Asia—Early Cultures Chapter 4 North Africa and Southwest Asia TodayUNIT 3 ASIA NGS Atlas Chapter 5 South Asia Chapter 6 China and Its Neighbors Chapter 7 Japan and the Koreas Chapter 8 Southeast AsiaUNIT 4 EUROPE NGS Atlas Chapter 9 Europe—Early History Chapter 10 Europe—Modern History Chapter 11 Western Europe Today Chapter 12 Eastern Europe TodayUNIT 5 RUSSIA AND THE EURASIAN REPUBLICS NGS Atlas Chapter 13 Russia and Its Neighbors Chapter 14 Russia—Past and Present UNIT 6 AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA NGS Atlas Chapter 15 East and Central Africa Chapter 16 West Africa Chapter 17 South Africa and Its Neighbors.UNIT 7 NORTH AND MIDDLE AMERICA NGS Atlas Chapter 18 Canada Chapter 19 The United States Chapter 20 Mexico Chapter 21 Central America and the West IndiesUNIT 8 SOUTH AMERICA NGS Atlas Chapter 22 Brazil and Its Neighbors Chapter 23 The Andean CountriesUNIT 9 AUSTRALIA, OCEANIA, AND ANTARCTICA NGS Atlas Chapter 24 Australia and New Zealand Chapter 25 Oceania and AntarcticaAPPENDIX What’s an Appendix and How Do I Use One? Social Studies Skills Handbook Nations of the World Data Bank GlossarySpanish GlossaryIndex Photo Credits