Unit Theme Resources

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

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 Does the Ring of Fire Affect People's Lives?

The Electronic Volcano
The Electronic Volcano is “a window into the world of information on active volcanoes.” It ties together a wide variety of volcano-related Internet resources, including maps of active volcanoes, photo and radar images of volcanoes and eruptions, articles on active volcanoes, and several bibliographies of journal articles and abstracts of interest only to the serious volcanologist. The introductory material for this site can be read in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Russian.
This collection of great resources includes: data on and satellite photos of recent eruptions, images of volcanoes, and lesson plan ideas.

Links for Citizenship

Here are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the “Citizenship” feature for this unit: Why Should People Vote?

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.