Unit Theme Resources

Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Picturing Places.


Think Like a Geographer

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Think Like a Geographer” feature for this unit: How Does Climate Affect a Community?

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
The Color Landform Atlas of the United States contains topographical and political maps to the county level for each of the fifty states. Each state link brings up a menu of links to maps and other online information about the state.
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html
National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center
The CPC issues the official United States climate outlooks. Get the latest drought, windchill, and El Niño updates. Clearly labeled maps and charts provide information at a glance.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: How Can People Make a Cleaner Community?

Exhibits Collection—Garbage
This site demonstrates what actually happens to the solid waste and sewage produced by individuals and industries around the world. It is based on the PBS series Race to Save the Planet, funded by the Annenberg/CPB Projects.
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/garbage/intro.html