Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Environment.
- Unit Bibliography: This is a list of supplementary materials to help you to meet the needs of individual students in your classroom.
- Classroom Activities: To extend instruction, here are some creative activities you can print and use in your classroom.
- Theme Project Organizer: This is a worksheet you can print and distribute to students to help them track their work on the Theme Project.
- Theme Project Links: Here are Internet resources for students to use while working on the Theme Project.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Think Like a Geographer” feature for this
unit: What's Life Like in a Different Place?
- The Virtual Tourist
- The Virtual Tourist is a map-based set of hyperlinks through which you can explore the world and find information about community locations of your choice, along with tourist guides and images.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: How Can You Help the Environment?
- This elegantly organized site delivers a rich array of environmental resources with style. EnviroLink offers regularly updated environmental news and data, a large database of links to environmental resources, an interactive forum to discuss specific issues, and a gallery of earth-conscious artwork. Attractive navigation icons and a simple search engine combine to make this site a pleasure to browse. EnviroLink is maintained by the non-profit EnviroLink Network.
- The Imagination Factory
- Recycle solid waste materials into cool art and crafts. The Imagination Factory of Columbus, Indiana, provides creative ways kids to recycle through art. Projects include junk mail jewelry, paper maché, a scratch paper sketch pad, and more. Featured at this site is Trashasaurus Rex, an 11-foot dinosaur created almost entirely out of waste materials.