Inspiring Awe: National Geographic Learning Launches Explore the Greeks

Latest Installment in Supplemental Education Series Immerses Students in Greek History and Culture

BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To encourage students to draw real-world connections to their education, National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of Cengage Learning, today released Explore the Greeks, the latest installment of the Exploreseries that accompanies NGL’s core Social Studies resources. The book was created around the exhibition “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great,” which opens November 25 at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago before moving to the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. in May 2016.

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Explore the Greeks is a compilation of articles from National Geographic Magazine that have been adapted for middle school and high school students. Focused on an unparalleled exhibition of more than 500 Greek artifacts, the book features vibrant imagery and thought-provoking commentary from National Geographic explorers and photographers to inspire, engage and excite readers.Explore the Greeks is available at The Field Museum, The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago, and the NGS Museum store inWashington, D.C. as well as to schools across the country as part of the Explore series.

“At National Geographic Learning our mission is to create educational content that unleashes students’ curiosity and encourages them make to make new connections with the world around them,” said Vincent Grosso, senior vice president, National Geographic Learning. “We are thrilled to work alongside the National Geographic Society to produce engaging titles such as this most recent work in our Explore series and to further students’ interest in our cultural heritage and natural phenomena. Explore the Greeks brings to life the unique artifacts featured in the museum exhibition and immerses readers in the intrigue and adventure of Greek history.”

To date there are sixteen titles in the Explore series, including Explore the Greeks, featuring topics such as Peruvian Gold, The Maya, Ancient Egypt, Ocean Depths and Archaeology, with more titles in development. For more information about the various products available from National Geographic Learning, please visit

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Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. National Geographic Learning, part of Cengage Learning, is a provider of quality core and supplemental educational materials for the PreK-12, adult education and ELT markets. Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning distribute a variety of content from the National Geographic Society to the academic and library markets worldwide.