Unit Theme Resources

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

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 Glaciers Shape the Great Lakes Regions?

The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book
This site offers six chapters of information about the Great Lakes, including such topics as geology, climate, human settlement, industrialization, and pollution. The site contains an impressive collection of maps and diagrams, and offers a glossary and suggestions for further reading.

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 Good Business?

Economic Education Web
The Center for Economic Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha has assembled this treasure trove of economic education resources, including links to economic information and data, K-12 curriculum materials, economic education contacts, and much more. A comprehensive, well-organized resource.
The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition
The Wall Street Journal publishes a monthly full-color Classroom Edition designed to help teachers improve the economic and business literacy of secondary-school students. The Classroom Edition is part of a commercial educational program which includes teacher guides and a video. This site contains sample copies of the newspaper as well as articles, lesson plans and subscription information for the full program. Note: All materials are presented in Adobe Acrobat format so users will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (which can be downloaded from this site) to read it.