Unit Theme Resources

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


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: In What Ways Did Farming Change the Environment?

New CropSEARCH Engine
Part of a larger argicultural site at Purdue University, CropSEARCH allows users to search for information on hundreds of different types of crops from adzuki beans to zoysia grasses. Profiles of the crops include at least a brief description of the plant and where it grows. Many include longer articles, photos, and histories of the particular crop.
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/SearchEngine.html

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: If You Found It, Should You Keep It?

ArchNet: Site Files and Tours
ArchNet is the primary Internet resource for archeology. The site features information on excavations taking place around the world.
http://archnet.asu.edu/
The Gold of Meroe
The tomb of Queen Amanishakheto escaped the ravages of plunderers for centuries. This Web site features pictures of the gold that Giuseppe Ferlini discovered there in 1834. It also offers an analysis of the ceremonial and religious meanings of the tomb and its contents.
http://www.osirisweb.com/egypt/meroe.htm