Unit Theme Resources

Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Love of the Land.

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: 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.

Links for Citizenship

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.