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