Unit Theme Resources

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

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 Swedish Settlers Build Their New Lives?

The American Immigration Home Page
Founded as a 10th grade history project, this site examines the motivations for immigration to the United States from 1607 to the present, the reception immigrants received, the impact of immigration on America, and other relevant factors by time period. This site is supported by the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology.
Swedish Immigration
Part of the American West Home Page, this site highlights the history behind Swedish immigration to the United States. Topics on this site include reasons for immigration, migration within the United States, and America's Swedish heritage. The text is accompanied by historical images and photographs.

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Do Traditions Change?

The KIDPROJ Multi-Cultural Calendar
Students can learn how kids from around the world are celebrating their country's holidays and festivals. Some entries contain recipes for holiday foods, historical background, significance of the holidays and the special ways in which these days are observed. The information on this site can be accessed by month, holiday, country or author. KIDPROJ, is part of KIDLINK, a grassroots project in which teachers and youth group leaders from 87 countries organize activities and projects for students and other kids. Site in several languages.