Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: New Opportunities.
- 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 Do People Affect Aquifers?
- The Edwards Aquifer Homepage
- The Edwards Aquifer is a ground water system that serves the agricultural, industrial, recreational, and domestic needs of over one million people in South Central Texas. This site offers a wealth of information on the Aquifer, including its history, hydrogeology, statistics on its use, and the endangered species in its region. The site contains numerous maps, charts, and photographs.
- Texas WaterNet
- Texas WaterNet is a great repository of information on water-related issues in Texas. The site contains online newsletters, technical reports, and projects from the Texas Water Resource Institute, the research and training facility at Texas A&M University. The site also provides a search engine of the Institute's database, and an index of links to other pertinent local, regional, and national Web sites.
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.
- 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.