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
Tae Hyun buys a mirror for his wife as a present. No one in his family has ever seen a mirror before. When the family members look in the mirror, they don't recognize themselves. Will they figure out that they are looking... more
The Emperor gives a seed to each gardener in the village, telling the gardeners that the person who grows the most beautiful plant will become the next Emperor. Young Cheng cares for his seed, but no plant grows. How... more
Rhodopis is a good and kind servant. But the other servants in the house treat her badly and make her do all the chores. One day, the Pharaoh invites everyone to a party. The other servants tell Rhodopis that she can't g... more
During a cold, snowy winter, young Tender Flower is the only person in her village who does not become sick. To get medicine, Tender Flower and her dog must go to the village on the other side of the... more
Marisol, a beautiful young woman, is followed home by a green rabbit. That night, the rabbit turns into a handsome prince. The prince is under a spell. Only someone who truly loves him can break the spell and mak... more
Alfred B. Stormalong is a giant man who is the captain of a giant sailing ship. One day while Stormy and his crew are catching fish in the Atlantic, something in the ocean pulls on the ship's ancho... more
Some inventions are created on purpose, like the television or the car. But some inventions are created by accident. Some of the most popular snacks and desserts were invented this way. ... more
Many kids have a hobby. Some kids leave their hobby behind as they grow up. But others turn their hobby into the work they do as an adult, like Jørn Hurum. Read to learn about Jørn’s childhood hobby and how it beca... more
One morning, the animals in the jungle had an argument. Some said Elephant was the strongest animal in the jungle. Others said Hippo was the strongest. When Turtle says that he is the strongest, the other animals la... more