Unit Theme Resources

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


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 Geographers Acquire and Use Information?

Making Maps Easy to Read
Maps is a useful resource on map design and map reading created by the UK Social Science Research Council. This site hosts several excellent graphics that would be great for any class on map reading. Note: The site uses high school level language.
http://richardphillips.org.uk/maps/
Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey Home Page hosts a large number of educational resources for teachers and students interested in cartography, geography, and related subjects, as well as a variety of fact sheets, links to related educational sites, and more. You can also order USGS materials from this site.
http://www.usgs.gov/

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: What Is a State?

50 States and Capitals
This site includes a map of the Unites States, as well as maps of the 50 states. It also includes information about the state capitals, education, communities, park systems, population and many other interesting general facts.
http://www.50states.com/
U.S. States
Every U.S. state has a home page, and this Web site by Global Computing has them all.
http://www.globalcomputing.com/states.html