Unit Theme Resources

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

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 Countries Agree on Borders?

Color Landform Atlas of the United States
The Color Landform Atlas of the United States contains topographical and political maps to the county level for each of the fifty states. Each state link brings up a menu of links to maps and other online information about the state.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
This site contains information on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the 1848 document that ended the Mexican War, and ceded to the United States the land that would become California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. The treaty also established the Rio Grande as the southern boundary of Texas. The Web site contains an explanatory passage and the full text of the document.

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Whose Vote Is It, Anyway?

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.
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Visit this Web site for an in-depth look at the work of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and their efforts to win women the right to vote.
The Women's Rights Historical Park
This site is the official homepage of the Women's Rights Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. The park commemorates the first women's rights convention, held in Seneca Falls in 1848. The site contains information about the convention, with the full text of the Declaration of Sentiments, as well as biographies of its more famous participants, including Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.