Our World is a balanced four-skills series with age-appropriate National Geographic content that motivates and excites young learners of English and helps them use English as a tool to learn about and interact with the world.
National Geographic video inspires and motivates young learners.
Our World Readers encourage reading for fun, and bring storytelling into your classroom.
Free online activities and support are available for teachers and learners at myNGconnect.com
Cú Chulainn is the greatest hero and warrior of Irish legend. But he was not always a warrior. Once he was an unknown boy. How did this boy become a legend?
Long ago, a powerful king named Midas lived in a place called Phyrgia. Midas had a large kingdom, a beautiful palace, and a loving daughter. But the thing Midas loved most of all was gold. One day, a... more
Long ago, only the gods had chocolate. Chocolate made them wise and strong. The gods kept the chocolate for themselves and did not share it with the people. But when one generous god... more
Long ago, China had no freshwater rivers or lakes. The people had to depend on rainwater for drinking and for watering their crops. But one hot summer, no rain fell. Four kind dragons wanted to help the people. Ca... more
There was once a village on a mountain. It was peaceful and quiet. But then a giant named Odon moved to the mountain. He stomped through the village, damaging homes and eating the villagers' crops and an... more
Advertisements are all around us. They are on television, on billboards, in magazines, and online. Many advertisements are designed to appeal to kids. Read about some of the techniques that ad... more
Punia's father used to dive for lobsters in an underwater cave. Then the Shark King came to live there. One day, when Punia was a baby, his father went diving for lobsters and never came back. Now Punia has a ... more
If you lost a hand, you would probably wish for a new one. If you became blind, you would probably wish for a device that could help you see again. For many people, these wishes are becoming a reality thro... more
In the past, when a ship was about to sail into a storm, sometimes its crew reported seeing a ghostly ship in the distance. It was believed to be The Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship sent as a warning against enter... more