Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Independence and Interdependence.
- 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 Has the Aswan Dam Affected Its Environment?
- The Building of the First Aswan Dam and the Inundation of Lower Nubia
- This site offers a photo essay on the construction of the first Aswan Dam.
- The Southeastern Mediterranean Ecosystem Revisited
- This online essay describes the effects of the Aswan Dam on the southeastern Mediterranean ecosystem.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Can You Make Peace?
- Japanese American Internment Online Exhibit
- During World War II, the United States government forcibly held Japanese Americans in camps across the West. This site is memorial to that experience, and includes an example of a civilian exclusion order (the evacuation notice), maps and photographs of the evacuation areas and camps, and the government apology issued by President George Bush to the internees.
- Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
- This site features “Long Walk to Freedom,” the compelling autobiography of Nelson Mandela, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient and President of South Africa. The site contains excerpts from the autobiography, a map of Robben Island, one of the prisons in South Africa in which Mandela was jailed, and various photographs of him. The site also contains links to his Nobel acceptance and presidential inauguration speeches, and much more.