Unit Theme Resources

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


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: 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.
http://www.woonsocket.org/slaterhist.htm
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.
http://www.nps.gov/lowe/loweweb/Lowell_History/prologue.htm

Links for Citizenship

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.
http://www.obviously.com/recycle/