Unit Theme Resources

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


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: How Did Land and Water Affect a Battle?

The Battle of Bunker Hill
This site is a comprehensive resource for information about the Battle of Bunker Hill. The site offers a brief overview of the battle, and information on topics ranging from the types of battle units involved to the quality of the terrain. The site also includes an hour-by-hour chronology of the battle, an impressive collection of maps, and an online glossary.
http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/MilSci/Resources/bhill.html
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
The Color Landform Atlas of the United States contains topographical and political maps to the county level for each of the fifty states. Each state link brings up a menu of links to maps and other online information about the state.
http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: How Can Your Opinions Make a Difference?

THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
THOMAS is a superb resource for information on the U.S. Congress, provided by the congressional library. THOMAS includes searchable indexes of House and Senate Bills, the Congressional record since 1994, the Constitution, e-mail addresses for House and Senate members and committees, an explanation of the lawmaking process, and much more.
http://thomas.loc.gov/
Write to the White House
This page allows students to send e-mail messages to the President, the Vice-President, and the First Lady. The mailing address of the White House is also provided.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/