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
includes e-books, accessible on laptops and tablets, print materials and
investigation kits that allow students to apply the concepts they learn
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
Randolph County, the largest in the state.
The basic science curriculum
combines instruction in science and engineering using real-world
conducted by National Geographic explorers, scientists and
forensic science program integrates math, chemistry, biology, physics
science with content aligned with the National Science Education
Finally, the chemistry
curriculum for high school students starts by introducing students to
language of chemistry and builds up to theory using math and
"We are thrilled to bring
National Geographic Learning resources to more classrooms in West
said National Geographic Learning Senior Vice President Vincent Grosso.
"National Geographic Learning solutions bring together
content, engaging visuals and real-life stories to inspire learners and
educational concepts to life."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.