[Unit Theme Resources]

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

[Think Like a Geographer]

Additional Internet resources can be used to support instruction of the “Think Like a Geographer” feature for this unit: How Did Indiana Become a National Crossroads?

Conner Prairie Home
This site is an excellent source for Indiana history. History Online includes several articles on the development of Indiana transportation. The National Road describes the development of the first interstate highway, and Travel and Transportation includes travel times between Indiana towns in the early nineteeth century.

[Links for Citizenship]

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: What Can You Give Back?

The American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis
Sometimes people give to their communities by contributing their time and their skills. The volunteers of the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis help their neighbors in times of disaster.
The Foundation Center
This site is the homepage of the Foundation Center, an independent nonprofit clearinghouse dedicated to collecting and disseminating information on foundations and support of the nonprofit sector in the United States. The site contains information on the Center's activities and features an online version of “Philanthropy News Digest,” a collection of articles and feature stories on philanthropic endeavors across the nation.