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Map Skills

Historical Understandings

I. Explain political roots of our democracy

a. Greek Architecture
1. Parthenon
- Ancient Greek Architecture
2. US Supreme Court Building
3. Law
- What is a Law?
- Ancient Greek Government
4. Olympic Games National Geographic
-Beijing Olympic Games

   - Go for the Gold

b. Explain Athenians idea that a community choose leaders
c. Compare and contrast
1. Athens as a direct democracy
2. With US as a representative democracy
- PBS The Democracy Project

II. Discuss the lives of Americans who expanded rights and freedoms of democracy

A. People
1. Paul Revere -independence
- Paul Revere - Wikipedia
-Yahoo Kids Encyclopedia- Paul Revere
- The Paul Revere House
- Revere House Brief Biography
- American Revolution.org
- Famous Moments in American History Video
- The Midnight Ride
-A Midnight Ride: A Paul Revere Virtual Museum
-Yahoo Kids Encyclopedia- Paul Revere

2. Fredrick Douglass - civil rights
- Frederick Douglass - Wikipedia
- Frederick Douglass - National Historic Site
- Judgment Day - PBS Africans in America
-The American Revolution for Kids
-The American Story - Frederick Douglass
- The Underground Railroad - National Geographic

3. Susan B. Anthony - womens rights
- Susan B. Anthony - Wikipedia
- Susan B. Anthony House
- Center for Women's Leadership
- Suffrage History
- US Suffrage Movement Timeline
-Womens Suffrage
4. Mary McLeod Bethune - education
- Mary McLeod Bethune - Wikipedia
- Florida Memory Archives - Photos
- Bethune-Cookman University History
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt - New Deal and WWII
-African-American and the New Deal Conservation Corps
- FDR The White House
- FDR- Wikipedia
- FDR Presidential Library and Museum
- Educational Programs
- FDR - The Time 100
- FDR Timeline
- New Deal Network
- New Deal in the Classroom
- World War II
- Kids View of World War II
6. Eleanor Roosevelt - United Nations and Human Rights
- Eleanor Roosevelt - Wikipedia
- Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady of the World
- Eleanor Roosevelt - The White House
- Eleanor Roosevelt - PBS
- Eleanor Roosevelt Timeline
- Eleanor Roosevelt - Time Magazine 100
- Freedom House
- United Nations
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
7. Thurgood Marshall - civil rights
- Thurgood Marshall - Wikipedia
-Thurgood Marshall - OYEZ Supreme Court Media
- Brown v. Board of Education - Wikipedia
- Thurgood Marshall - Google Images
8. Lyndon B Johnson - Great Society and Voting Rights
- LBJ Library and Museum
- LBJ for Kids
- LBJ for Kids Timeline
- LBJ Photographic Archive - LBJ Library and Museum
- LBJ - Wikipedia
- LBJ for Kids - Civil Rights
- The Great Society - Wikipedia
- Voting Rights Act - Wikipedia
- Medicare - Wikipedia
- War on Poverty - Wikipedia
- LBJ for Kids - War on Poverty
9. Cesar Chavez - Workers rights
- Cesar Chavez - Wikipedia
- Cesar Chavez Timeline
- Cesar Chavez Foundation
- United Farm Workers - The Story of Cesar Chavez
- American Stories - Cesar Chavez

B. Explain that these historical figure had to overcome
 - Writing with Writers - Biography Writers Workshop
Describe how they overcame them
1. Social Barriers
2. Restrictions
3. Obstacles

Geographic Understandings

I. Locate major topographical features of US

a. ID major rivers of US
- American Rivers
- Enchanted Learning US Rivers
- Major Rivers of American - World Atlas.com
- National Atlas.gov - Printable Maps
- National Rivers Hall of Fame
1. Mississippi
- Center for Global Environmental Education
-Fact Monster- Mississippi River
- National Mississippi River Museum
- National Park Service : Ancient Architects
- National Park Service for Kids
- Nile of the New World
2. Ohio
- Fact Monster: Ohio River
- Ohio River - Wikipedia
- Ohio River Foundation
- US Fish and Wildlife Service:
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
3. Rio Grande
- Fact Monster: Rio Grande
- National Park Service -Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
4. Colorado
- Fact Monster - Colorado River
5. Hudson
- Hudson River Park
b. ID major mountain ranges of US
1. Appalachian
- National Geographic: Discover Appalachia
- National Geographic : Virtual Map Cool
- National Park Service: Appalachian
2. Rocky
- USGS Geologic of Rocky Mountains
- MountainNature.com
c. Locater items on a globe
1. equator
- Social Studies for Kids
2. prime meridian
- Social Studies for Kids
3. line of latitude
- Geography for Kids - Latitude
- Social Studies for Kids
4. line of longitude
- Geography for Kids - Longitude
- Social Studies for Kids
d. Locate Greece on a world map

Just Cool Stuff
- US clickable map showing state emblems and symbols
- The Making of the 50 States How each state became a state

II. Describe cultural and geographic systems associated with historical figures
a. ID political map specific locations significant to historic figures

1. Paul Revere -independence
2. Fredrick Douglas - civil rights
3. Susan B. Anthony - womens rights
4. Mary McLeod Bethune - education
5. Franklin D. Roosevelt - New Deal and WWII
6. Eleanor Roosevelt - United Nations and Human Rights
7. Thurgood Marshall - civil rights
8. Lyndon B Johnson - Great Society and Voting Rights
9. Cesar Chavez - Workers rights

b.Describe how place ( physical and human characteristics)
had an impact on historical figures
c. Describe how historical figures adapted to and were
influenced by environment
d. Trace examples of travel of historic figures and their
ideas across time
e. Describe how the region of historic figures affected
their lives and had an impact on cultural identification

Government and Civic Understanding

I. Explain basic principles that provide foundation of a republican
form of government
a. Explain separation of power between branches of
b. Name three branches of government
   -Constitution : Checks and Balances
   - The Three Branches of Government
   - Ben's Guide to US Government - Branches of Government
1. national
     Washington D.C.
   - The White House for Kids
   - US Capitol Virtual Tour
   - Virtual Tour of the White House - Panorama Tour
2. state
     State Capitol
3. local
    City Hall
     - Field Trip to City Hall
     - Who Pays for City Hall?
Name three branches of each
1. executive
   - Branches of Government
   - Ben's Guide to US Government - Executive Branch
   - If You Were President Interactive Game
   - Biography's of the Presidents
   - Biography's of the Presidents- Written by Kids
   -Office of the President - The President Has Many Roles
   - Congress for Kids - The Executive Branch
   - The Presidents Job
   - If You Were Mayor of New York City
2. legislative
   - Congress for Kids - The Legislative Branch
   - Ben's Guide to US Government - Legislative Branch
3. judicial
   - Ben's Guide to US Government - The Judicial Branch
   - Congress for Kids - The Judicial Branch
   - PBS: How Does Government Affect Me?
Names of legislative branch
1. Congress
2. General Assembly
3. City Commission
4. City Council
c. State example of responsibilities of each level and branch
of government
- PBS:How Does Government Affect Me?

II. Describe how historical figures display positive character traits
of cooperation, diligence, liberty, justice, tolerance. freedom
of conscience and expression, and respect for and acceptance
of authority

   - Ben's Guide to US Government - Symbols of US Government

Economic Understandings

I. Describe four types of productive resources
     - Those Golden Jeans Lesson- Types of productive resources
     - Let's Find a Deal!- Interactive Game
a. Natural (land)
Where did the pencil come from?
b. Human (labor)
     - How People Make -PBS for Kids Videos
     - Preview: How are Crayons Made?
     - How are Crayons and Markers made? - Crayola Video
The Color of Resouces Game
c. Capital (capital goods)
d. Enterpreneurship (create goods and services)
     - Not Your Grandma's Lemonade Stand

II. Explain that government provide
a. types of goods and services in a market economy
b. pay for these through taxes and describe services
Tic Tac Taxes Game
     - Who pays for it? Interactive Game
1. schools
2. libraries
3. roads
     - You Decide...
4. police
5. fire
6. military
a. Air Force
- Air Force from Fact Monster
b. Army
c. Coast Guard
d. Marines
e. Navy

III. Give examples of interdependence and trade and explain how
voluntary exchanges benefits both parties
a. Interdependence of consumers and producers of
goods and services
- Wants and Needs
- Supply and Demand
b. How goods and services are allocated by price in
the marketplace
c. Explain that some things are:
1. Made locally
2. Made in US
3. Made in other countries
d. Explain most countries create and their own currency

IV. Describe the costs and benefits of personal spending
and saving choices
- Social Studies for Kids - Making a Budget
- The Best Deal Pop-up Challenge