Unit Theme Resources

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

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: What's Life Like in a Different Place?

The Virtual Tourist
The Virtual Tourist is a map-based set of hyperlinks through which you can explore the world and find information about community locations of your choice, along with tourist guides and images.

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: How Can You Help the Environment?

This elegantly organized site delivers a rich array of environmental resources with style. EnviroLink offers regularly updated environmental news and data, a large database of links to environmental resources, an interactive forum to discuss specific issues, and a gallery of earth-conscious artwork. Attractive navigation icons and a simple search engine combine to make this site a pleasure to browse. EnviroLink is maintained by the non-profit EnviroLink Network.
The Imagination Factory
Recycle solid waste materials into cool art and crafts. The Imagination Factory of Columbus, Indiana, provides creative ways kids to recycle through art. Projects include junk mail jewelry, paper maché, a scratch paper sketch pad, and more. Featured at this site is Trashasaurus Rex, an 11-foot dinosaur created almost entirely out of waste materials.