Unit Theme Resources

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


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 Do People Change the Environment?

The Chesapeake Bay Program Homepage
This site highlights the activities of the Chesapeake Bay Program, a federal and tri-state effort geared toward restoring the Bay's aquatic life and wildlife. The site contains environmental and scientific data on the Bay and its rivers, information on the efforts taken to reduce pollution, and tips on how citizens can assist in the clean-up efforts.
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/
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

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 Agree?

The National Civic League
This site offers a glimpse into The National Civic League, an organization dedicated to the promotion of community-building and problem-solving. Among the features of the site are community stories from the organization's All-America City and Community Award Program and its Civic Renewal Movement.
http://www.ncl.org/