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Houghton Mifflin Reading Curriculum Resources


Grade 4, Theme 1: Journeys

Theme Opener Presentation: Journeys aligned to Common Core Standards

Presentation resources that include Common Core Standards:

Houghton Mifflin Reading Web Resources Houghton Mifflin Fourth Grade Theme 1 Web Resources

Iditarod Race Across Alaska:  Information about the race, the dogs, and Alaska from Scholastic.

Balloon Race Around the World: Nova's site dedicated to the Hot Air Balloon Trip around the world.

Transcontinental Railroad: Information from PBS that documents the Transcontinental Railroad.

I Survived the Titanic: Read the story of an 18 year old girl, Anna Turja, who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

Internet Guide Sheet for the above resources WORD / PDF

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: Official website of the Iditarod race.

Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic: Information, pictures and an animation from PBS.

RMS Titanic, Inc.: The official website of the Titanic with photos and historic and current information about the ship.

Ocean World: Icebergs: Pictures and information about icebergs. 

International Ice Patrol: Official home page of the International Ice Patrol from the Coast Guard. 

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History: Pictures of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Welcome to the Braille Bug Site: Information about Braille and blindness for kids from the American Foundation for the Blind.

Blindness: Information for kids about blindness from a visually impaired teacher.

Houghton Mifflin Reading Video Resources Houghton Mifflin Sixth Grade Theme 1 Video Resources

Discovery Education Streaming:

Search for Rafting Alaska’s Wildest Rivers (clip on Alaska’s Rivers: The Last Great Frontier)

Learn 360: Search for Blindness (video clip on Helen Keller: The World I See); search for Iditarod (clip on Dog Sled Racing); and search for Titanic (clip on Titanic: Flashbacks)

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