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