Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Patterns in Diversity.
- 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 Was the Soviet Union a Nation of Many Regions?
- Official Guide to Russia
- The site of the Russian National Tourist Office, The Official Guide to Russia is a great introduction to this fascinating country. The site includes an overview of Russian and Soviet history, descriptions of some of Russiavs more important geographic features, virtual tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a very useful gazeteer, and much more high-interest information.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: What Are Rules For?
- The Constitution of the United States
- This page is part of the “Archiving Early America” project, a collection of primary source documents from 18th century America. The site features the Constitution and includes an explanatory passage, full text of the document, and high-resolution images of the original document.
- The Iroquois Constitution
- Two hundred years before the Revolutionary War, the nations of the Iroquois League developed a set of rules to allow them to live together in peace. Their example may have inspired the authors of the Constitution. This Web site provides the text of the Iroquois Constitution.