The resources on this page are based on the theme Journey to Adventure! in Grade 5 of Houghton Mifflin's Invitations to Literacy program.


Here is a bibliography of supplementary books that include cross-curricular connections and books that meet individual needs. Click here for the latest update


Help yourself to these extension activities. You can print them out and use them in your classroom.


Here are some links to sites on the Internet that relate to Journey to Adventure!.

An Inquirer's Guide To The Universe
Explore the outer reaches of space science fact and fiction in An Inquirer's Guide To The Universe, a fascinating interactive exhibit created by the Franklin Institute Science Museum. See the first golf shot on the moon or take a virtual trip to a blackhole via the Guide's Internet resources or investigate the Imaginary Planet Gallery where you can publish your own science fiction story. This site also offers tips for educators on how to use it's resources.
Liftoff to Space Exploration
This well-organized, user-friendly site provides a variety of interesting NASA resources, including a Space Calendar of space-related activities and anniversaries, an updated space trivia quiz, loads of information on the Space Shuttle, information on astronauts, and more. Liftoff to Space Exploration is maintained by the Mission Operations Laboratory at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Passport to Knowledge Projects
NASA's K-12 Internet Initiative has developed a series of online projects to connect students with working professionals to share in authentic scientific and engineering pursuits such as explorations of the Antarctic or outer space. The Passport to Knowledge Project site contains archives of past projects, including field journals, pictures, classroom activities, bibliographies, related links and much more, as well as information on upcoming projects.
The Galaxy Page
The Galaxy Page, maintained by the University of Arizona chapter of SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), hosts a rich, well-organized collection of links to space-related sites. Resources include virtual tours (We recommend The Nine Planets tour of the solar system.), graphics, and information categorized under The Solar System, Astronomy, Aerospace, and Visions of the Future. Whether you're looking for information about past comets or plans for future starships, this is the place to start.
The JASON Project
Each year, the JASON Project mounts a two-week scientific expedition to a remote part of the world and broadcasts reports of their adventure in real time, using state-of-the-art technology, to a network of educational, research, and cultural institutions in the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom. The JASON Project WWW site includes newsletters, pictures, curriculum outlines, and other materials from previous expeditions as well as information on how to become involved with next year's expedition. The JASON Project is administered by the non-profit JASON Foundation for Education.