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

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.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Flowers from Emily

Learn about Emily Dickinson’s life, her poetry, and the influence of gardening on both.