The resources on this page are based on the theme Finding Common Ground in Grade 6 of Houghton Mifflin's Invitations to Literacy program.
Here is a bibliography of supplementary books that include cross-curricular connections and books that meet individual needs. Click here for the latest update.
Help yourself to these extension activities. You can print them out and use them in your classroom.
Here are some links to sites on the Internet that relate to Finding Common Ground.
What Do Maps Show?
The U.S. Geological Survey has provided this online teaching package (appropriate for upper elementary and junior high school classes) on understanding and using maps. The site contains four 30-minute lesson plans, including maps and reproducible activity sheets, and other USGS materials for classroom use.
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