Unit Theme Resources

Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Making Connections.


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: What Can Antarctica Tell Us About the Earth?

Glacier
How do you get to Antarctica? What is it like there? How do glaciers form and what causes ice ages? The answers to all of these questions can be found at this wonderful and informative site from Rice University.
http://www.glacier.rice.edu/

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: How Can We Cooperate?

The International Boundary and Water Commission
This site is the official homepage of the International Boundary and Water Commission, the commission formed by the governments of the United States and Mexico to resolve problems and disputes related to the U.S.-Mexico boundary. This site contains a boundary map, updates on the Rio Grande water storage conditions, and summaries on the treaties and agreements forged by the two nations over the last century.
http://www.ibwc.state.gov/
The United Nations
This site contains general information about the United Nations, including its history, member states, and its achievements. The full text of the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” can be found here, too, as well as virtual tours of the UN headquarters in New York and the UN office in Geneva. These pages are part of the official United Nations World Wide Web site.
http://www.un.org/aboutun/