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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History & Social Studies
On the Eve of War: Civil War Commanders

On the Eve of War: Civil War Commanders

An interactive that introduces the principal generals on both sides of the American Civil War. Accompanies Lesson Plan 1 of the EDSITEment curriculum unit: The American Civil War: A "Terrible Swift Sword."

History & Social Studies
Battles of the Civil War: campaigns map

Battles of the Civil War: campaigns map

A comprehensive animated map showing the locations and travel routes of the major Civil War military campaigns.

History & Social Studies
The American Civil War: on the eve of the war

The American Civil War: on the eve of the war

A student interactive that uses a series of animated maps to summarize all the factors and statistics on the United States on the eve of the American Civil War. Accompanies the EDSITEment curriculum unit: The American Civil War: A "Terrible Swift Sword."

History & Social Studies
Woodrow Wilson and Latin America: Map of Caribbean

Woodrow Wilson and Latin America: Map of Caribbean

At the time of Woodrow Wilson's inauguration, the United States had extensive economic and strategic interests throughout Latin America. Accompanies the EDSITEment curriculum unit: Woodrow Wilson and Foreign Policy.

History & Social Studies
Cuban Missile Crisis Interactive

Cuban Missile Crisis Interactive

This interactive puts the student in the role of President Kennedy, having to decide among several options for responding to the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba. By clicking on the names of individual advisers, students can read the views of men such as Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. After studying the strengths and weaknesses of each option, the student will be asked to choose an option, which will then bring up a new window that evaluates the response.

Art & Culture
Picturing Freedom: Selma-to-Montgomery March, 1965

Picturing Freedom: Selma-to-Montgomery March, 1965

Why did thousands march over 50 miles through cold, Alabama rain in 1965? With this interactive, students learn about the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march, one of the seminal events of the Civil Rights movement.