Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Land and Sea.
- 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: Why Did New England Become a Center for Mills?
- Samuel Slater
- Learn about Samuel Slater, the English millworker who brought the Industrial Revolution to the United States.
- Lowell Online: History Made in Lowell
- Learn about Lowell, the Massachusetts town that became an industrial city almost overnight. At this National Parks Web site, you can find out why Lowell expanded so quickly and what life was like for the immigrants and mill girls who worked there.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Where Does Garbage Go?
- The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide
- This site presents a comprehensive recycling guide for consumers. It comes complete with information on the types of materials that can be recycled, and with tips on how and where to recycle them. It even includes information on hard-to-recycle materials, such as batteries, eyeglasses, and sneakers. Links are provided to various recycling centers and programs in the United States at the national, state, city and community levels.