Unit Theme Resources

Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Separation and Union.

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 the Dutch Create Their Environment?

The Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works, and Water Management provides an up-to-date overview of the steps the government is taking to keep the country safe from encroaching seas.

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: What Does It Mean to Be a Good Citizen?

Resistance and Rescue: Denmark's Response to the Holocaust
During World War II, the people of Denmark helped members of its Jewish population escape across the North Sea to safety in Sweden. This site is an online exhibit commemorating this historic act of Nazi resistance. The exhibit features photographs of stops along the escape route and the testimony of a Dane who participated in the resistance. This site is maintained by the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Volunteers of America
This site is the homepage of Volunteers of America, one of the nation's oldest community-based human service agencies. The site provides a historical overview of the organization and its mission, and highlights some of its programs, including those that help children, youth, the elderly, and the homeless. The site also provides tips on how to become a volunteer.