Unit Theme Resources

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

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 Did African Americans Move North?

The African-American Mosaic
This powerful resource from the Library of Congress leads visitors through four significant themes in early black American history: the colonization movement, the beginnings of abolition, the Great Migration, and African-American contributions to the Works Progress Administration. The exhibit includes some photos but is primarily text-based.
Seven Letters from the Great Migration
The Chicago Defender, a newspaper for African Americans, encouraged people to migrate north. This Web site provides excerpts from seven letters to the Defender from Southern African Americans. The writers describe their current circumstances and ask for information about moving to the Chicago area.

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: What Goals Are Best?

History of Space Flight
Follow the history of the United States' space program at this informative site. It contains images, information, and links about NASA's Project Apollo and other manned space flights. Other subjects include the history of rocketry, launch vehicles, and important people in the space program. The site also provides access to a variety of NASA sites.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The official homepage of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), this site contains a wealth of information about NASA and space exploration in general. The site provides links to the various NASA centers and also contains an extensive subject index of NASA Web sites, including a historical archive and a gallery of video and audio clips.