Unit Theme Resources

Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Coping with Change.


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 Geography Help Pittsburgh Grow?

Bridging the Urban Landscape
Bridging the Urban Landscape is an online exhibit about the history of Pittsburgh. The site contains over 500 historical photographs and images of the city, and includes a tribute to Andrew Carnegie.
http://www.clpgh.org/exhibit/exhibit.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: Who Builds a Community?

Twenty Years at Hull-House
Read Jane Addams' own words about her life and work in this electronic text. You can find descriptions of social conditions in the late 1800s and early 1900s and learn about Addams' efforts to improve the lives of the poor. You can also find images of Hull House and the people Addams helped.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/addams/hullhouse/hullhouse.html
The National Civic League
This site offers a glimpse into The National Civic League, an organization dedicated to the promotion of community-building and problem-solving. Among the features of the site are community stories from the organization's All-America City and Community Award Program and its Civic Renewal Movement.
http://www.ncl.org/