Unit Theme Resources

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


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 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.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/SearchEngine.html

Links for Citizenship

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.
http://www.dickshovel.com/Compacts.html
NativeWeb
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.
http://www.nativeweb.org