Student Resources

Student resources are interactive activities collected from around the Web. They can be used to support related lesson plans or as standalone activities in the classroom. Browse our library of student resources by grade level or subject area below.

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Art & Culture
The Great Society and the Case for the Humanities

The Great Society and the Case for the Humanities

When Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs, especially the war on poverty and civil rights legislation, dominated most of the domestic agenda and the Vietnam War was being escalated abroad, the nation’s lawmakers and the president established a federal agency exclusively devoted to supporting the humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Art & Culture

Launchpad: “Fear and Trembling” by Søren Kierkegaard

This Launchpad uses the freely available Walter Lowrie translation of Fear and Trembling to introduce students to the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard.

History & Social Studies
Man in the Middle: Thomas Day and the Free Black Experience (video)

Man in the Middle: Thomas Day and the Free Black Experience (video)

Thomas Day (1801–ca. 1861) was a successful free black furniture maker and businessman who stood “in the middle” of competing forces in nineteenth-century America: between black and white, slave and free, North and South, and Africa and America.