Learning Resources

West Virginia Students to Get New Learning Tools This Fall

Schools in 29 West Virginia counties have adopted resources from a private partner for use in the upcoming school year.

National Geographic Learning, a division of Cengage Learning, offers educational materials across a wide variety of subjects for K-12 students and teachers. Typically, the package includes e-books, accessible on laptops and tablets, print materials and investigation kits that allow students to apply the concepts they learn to real-life situations.

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, National Geographic Learning Science for K-5 students will be available in 13 out of 55 counties in West Virginia. National Geographic Learning Chemistry for high school students will be in 10 counties and National Geographic Forensic Science will be used by students in 19 counties, including Randolph County, the largest in the state.

The basic science curriculum combines instruction in science and engineering using real-world research conducted by National Geographic explorers, scientists and photographers. The forensic science program integrates math, chemistry, biology, physics and earth science with content aligned with the National Science Education Standards.

Finally, the chemistry curriculum for high school students starts by introducing students to the language of chemistry and builds up to theory using math and problem-solving exercises.

"We are thrilled to bring National Geographic Learning resources to more classrooms in West Virginia," said National Geographic Learning Senior Vice President Vincent Grosso. "National Geographic Learning solutions bring together thought-provoking content, engaging visuals and real-life stories to inspire learners and bring educational concepts to life."

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.