Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Rivers and Coasts.
- 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: How Did the Boll Weevil Change Southern Farming?
- New CropSEARCH Engine
- Part of a larger argicultural site at Purdue University, CropSEARCH allows users to search for information on hundreds of different types of crops from adzuki beans to zoysia grasses. Profiles of the crops include at least a brief description of the plant and where it grows. Many include longer articles, photos, and histories of the particular crop.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Can You Change History?
- Histories of the First Nations
- This project by historian Lee Sultzman contains 24 tribal histories that can be accessed through an alphabetical list. It includes discussions of language, government and culture. The tribal histories are cross-referenced to each other, where appropriate, and there are hyperlinks to other related resources as well.
- NativeWeb is an extensive collection of links to important resources related to Native Americans and indigenous groups worldwide. Subject categories at this site include geographic regions, nations/peoples, organizations, historical material, and law and legal issues.