Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Governing Ourselves.
- 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: How Did Lewis and Clark Learn About the West?
- 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.
- The Web home of the National Park Service, ParkNet is an informative and useful site where you can read a message from the President, visit pages about park history, park events, and legislation, and learn about the important natural aspects of these public lands. The searchable database allows users to view photos and gather information about any of America's national parks and national historic sites.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Who Judges the Laws?
- John Marshall (1755–1835)
- He was one of the most important figures in American history, and he wasn't even a president. Meet John Marshall, who fought in the Revolutionary War, took part in the framing of the Constitution, and established the authority of the Supreme Court.