Below are links to various materials we've created to support students' work on the unit theme: Challenges and Opportunities.
- 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 Does the Ring of Fire Affect People's Lives?
- The Electronic Volcano
- The Electronic Volcano is “a window into the world of information on active volcanoes.” It ties together a wide variety of volcano-related Internet resources, including maps of active volcanoes, photo and radar images of volcanoes and eruptions, articles on active volcanoes, and several bibliographies of journal articles and abstracts of interest only to the serious volcanologist. The introductory material for this site can be
read in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Russian.
- This collection of great resources includes: data on and satellite photos of recent eruptions, images of volcanoes, and lesson plan ideas.
Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Why Should People Vote?
- Kids Voting USA
- Did you know that kids can vote? This site describes the pioneering organization that makes it possible for kids to go to the polls. Kids Voting USA promotes the importance of being informed and the responsibilities of voting. Explain to students how the investigation survey compares with a local referendum vote.
- The History of Women's Suffrage in America
- The History Channel takes a look at the history of women and voting in the United States.