Unit Theme Resources

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


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 Did Colonial Americans Share?

The American Immigration Home Page
Founded as a 10th grade history project, this site examines the motivations for immigration to the United States from 1607 to the present, the reception immigrants received, the impact of immigration on America, and other relevant factors by time period. This site is supported by the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology.
http://www.bergen.org/AAST/Projects/Immigration/index.html

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Should You Speak Out?

The Bill of Rights
This site offers a discussion of the background issues and concerns that prompted the creation of the Bill of Rights, as well as the text of the original document.
http://earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/freedom/bill/index.html
Historic Supreme Court Decisions
Maintained by Cornell University Law School, this site is a collection of notable Supreme Court decisions. The information is classified under topics, such as “Civil Rights” or “First Amendment.” Students can also search the site using key words or phrases.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topic.htm