Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams.
The Craft of Research
. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument and to create solid introductions and conclusions.
The Rise of the Cities:1820-1920
: Christopher and James Lincoln Collier, 2001. This student and teacher friendly text acknowledges the pros and cons of the first American cities through its reform in the 1900s.
Condon, Patrick M..
Seven rules for Sustainable Communities Design Strategies for the Post-carbon World
. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2010.This text for teachers reviews how the design of cities can challenge climate change due to the production of greenhouse gases. It provides insight on how to create greener, smarter infrastructure design and transportation.
Sustainable and Resilient Communities: a Comprehensive Action Plan for Towns, Cities, and Regions
. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2011.An ultimate step by step guidebook in creating communities that are resilient, resourceful and healthy. This text provides sustainable plans for the environment in issues such as energy, transportation, waste and public health.
Washington D.C: The National Building Museum, 2012 A teacher's guide that provides extensive background information and lesson plans in green design.
Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature
. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2008.This is a comprehensive guide to sustainable urban design as written by the United States Green Building Council ( LEED) and provides teachers with a recipe for creating high performing infrastructure.
Making Cities Green
. New York: Bearport Pub., 2010.This student friendly resource discusses the environmental issues that cities face and the creative ways they are using to make the city more environmentally friendly. Issues with energy consumption and alternative energy resources are outlined as well has conservation techniques that cities across the United States are using.
Energy Resources: our Impact on the Planet
. Austin: Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2002.This book can be used for teacher and student research purposes and examines the decisions that governments and organizations are concerned with in terms of energy consumption and waste disposal.
Ristinen, Robert A., and Jack J. Kraushaar.
Energy and the Environment
. 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2006.This teacher text deals with the basic concepts of energy, applications and current problems as well as the major concerns of energy usage as it applies to an industrial society.
Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future
. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2008. This teacher resource provides extensive background knowledge about climate change and its effect on the environment as well as offers insight on how to make substantial progress toward sustainability through building design.
Energy Kids, http://www.eia.gov This is a teacher and student friendly site that offers an abundance of information about energy and current environmental issues.
Holtzer, "What Does Eco-friendly Mean?" http://greenliving.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic offers up to date information about earth friendly practices. This site is great at interdisciplinary connections with social studies and science.
NC State University, What is Sustainability? http://sustainability.ncsu.edu/about/what-is-sustainability Teacher centered site offering up to date information concerning sustainability and environmental concerns.
Shah, Anup. Climate Change and Global Warming, http://www.globalissues.org/article/233/climate-change-and-global-warming-introduction#WhatisGlobalWarmingandClimateChange This is an extremely informative site offering the latest trends in climate change.
Rural, Urban and Suburban, http://www.brainpopjr.com Student friendly website breaking down hard to understand topics across various curricular areas for easy understanding.
Congress For Kids, www.congressforkids.net This student friendly site examines government concepts in an easy to understand manner.
A Kids Guide to Building Great Communities, www.cip-icu.ca/_CMS/Files/kidsguide This student friendly site offers children an overview on community development and the necessity for collaboration within the community in its design and progress.
http://www.myfootprint.org This website is equally effective for students and teachers in understanding what an ecological footprint is and how to measure it as a way to understand how to reduce it.
Creative Change Education Solutions, www.creativechange.net. This website is perfect for teachers looking for innovative lesson plans to share and adjust to fit the needs of their science curricula.
Science Buddies, Sciencebuddies.org. Science Buddies offers a plethora of science fair experiments across from kindergarten through high school level. It lists the procedures as well as pictures and awards own.
Learning to Give.org This website is interdisciplinary, in that it allows teachers to browse and adjust developed lessons that teach students to give, character enrichment and civic engagement.
Active U.S.A. Center, http://www.theusaonline.com/people/urbanization.htm This website provides teachers through background information about the United States of America.
About.com, http://geography.about.com About .com provides extensive background knowledge for teachers on a variety of topics.