Unit Theme Resources

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

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 Was the Soviet Union a Nation of Many Regions?

Official Guide to Russia
The site of the Russian National Tourist Office, The Official Guide to Russia is a great introduction to this fascinating country. The site includes an overview of Russian and Soviet history, descriptions of some of Russiavs more important geographic features, virtual tours of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a very useful gazeteer, and much more high-interest information.

Links for Citizenship

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

The Constitution of the United States
This page is part of the “Archiving Early America” project, a collection of primary source documents from 18th century America. The site features the Constitution and includes an explanatory passage, full text of the document, and high-resolution images of the original document.
The Iroquois Constitution
Two hundred years before the Revolutionary War, the nations of the Iroquois League developed a set of rules to allow them to live together in peace. Their example may have inspired the authors of the Constitution. This Web site provides the text of the Iroquois Constitution.