Unit Theme Resources

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


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: Why Are Many Americans Moving to Small Cities?

U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau home page is a terrifically useful site for geographers, students, and the like. Especially valuable are the online interactive data set creation programs. These include the Thematic Mapping System, used to create custom, downloadable data maps, the US Gazeteer, a place-name search engine, and the Data Extraction System, which will create custom data extracts from surveys.
http://www.census.gov

Links for Citizenship

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

Thurgood Marshall
Read more about the life of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and check out the timeline of events.
http://www.thurgoodmarshall.com
The U.S. Supreme Court
Maintained by Cornell University Law School, this site also offers photos and detailed biographies of each of the current justices. Biographical data include personal and educational background, legal career, and recent Supreme Court opinions.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/justices/fullcourt.html