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National Geographic Partners with Britannica to Expand Middle School Content

The partnership will bring primary source and multimedia content to National Geographic Learning’s middle school U.S. history program.

National Geographic Learning and Britannica Digital Learning are combing their efforts to incorporate primary source and multimedia content to help middle school students gain to thousands of learning resources. Under the new partnership, Britannica LaunchPacks will be added to the National Geographic U.S. History American Stories program. The American Stories program was launched in 2017.

Teachers and students will gain access to content sets curated and compiled to match K-12 social studies curriculum. The addition of Britannica LaunchPacks will also allow give the opportunity to differentiate instruction for students with different article reading levels and various content sets and formats.

Simplifying the workflow for teachers, while increasing social studies literacy and delighting students are the main objectives for our partnership,” said Vincent Grosso, senior vice president at National Geographic Learning. “Our partnership with Britannica Digital Learning supports our goal of creating engaged, motivated, global citizens in today’s social studies classrooms as students connect to the work of scientists, explorers and world leaders.” 

All existing and new customers who use the Cengage MindTap platform with American Stories will gain access to Britannica content at no additional cost starting in the fall of 2019.

More information about the collaboration can be found here.

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