Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Love of the Land.
- 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: Have People Changed the Everglades?
- Everglades National Park
- Can the Everglades survive? This National Park Service site explores the dilemma of the Everglades' future. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the Everglades, including pages on the history and wildlife.
- Lost Wetlands
- What are wetlands? Why are places like the Everglades so important? This excellent site provides information on the Everglades, other endangered wetlands, and their importance to our ecosystem.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Why Join Together Instead of Acting on Your Own?
- The Articles of Confederation
- Our first experiment with nationhood drew from ideas borrowed from European thinkers, ancient Greeks, and Native Americans. Take a look at the full text of this forerunner of the Constitution.
- The Iroquois Constitution
- Two hundred years before the Revolutionary War, the nations of the Iroquois League developed a set of rules to allow them to live together in peace. Their example may have inspired the authors of the Constitution. This Web site provides the text of the Iroquois Constitution.