Unit Theme Resources

Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Growth and 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 Roads Link the Ancient Roman World?

Construction and Makeup of Roman Roads
This illustrated essay offers a detailed look at the construction of Roman Roads. The page is part of a University of North Carolina Web site on Ancient Roman Technology.
http://www.unc.edu/courses/rometech/public/content/transport/Adam_Pawluk/Contruction_and_Makeup_of_.htm
Viae: The Roads of Rome
Kentucky Educational Television provides an entertaining and information look at Roman roads, including an explanation of the link between Roman military chariots and modern American railroads.
http://www.dl.ket.org/latin3/mores/techno/roads/

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: What Is Democracy?

The Ancient City of Athens
Athens is a modern city now, but ancient ruins bear witness to the days when Pericles guided Athenians in their search for a just and fair government. This Web site features photographs of the Parthenon and other classical Greek buildings.
http://www.stoa.org/athens/