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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Literature & Language Arts

'You Kiss by the Book': Sonnet Unscrambler

Learn how Shakespeare used the sonnet tradition to enhance his stagecraft by performing a scene from this timeless tragedy.

History & Social Studies
300 Spartans: The Bridge Over the Hellespont

300 Spartans: The Bridge Over the Hellespont

One of the greatest engineering feats of ancient times, Xerxes' bridge over the Hellespont was actually two bridges. See The Persian Wars and this Launchpad for more background. Here is an image of the Hellespont today, and a satellite image as well. This is a view of how the Hellespont might have looked in 480 BCE.

You will now rebuild that famous set of bridges.

History & Social Studies
300 Spartans: Xerxes' March to Greece

300 Spartans: Xerxes' March to Greece

You are Xerxes, King of the mighty Persian Empire, and you are about to embark on one of the greatest military campaigns in history.

Art & Culture
A Trip to Wonderland: Sizing Up Alice

A Trip to Wonderland: Sizing Up Alice

Follow Alice on her adventure with the White Rabbit, and learn how to solve problems.

History & Social Studies
Allegory and the Art of Persuasion

Allegory and the Art of Persuasion

This student interactive, from an EDSITEment lesson, has students record and analyze the parallels between the characters in George Orwell's "Animal Farm" and historical figures of the time.

History & Social Studies
America on the Sidelines: The United States and World Affairs, 1931–1941

America on the Sidelines: The United States and World Affairs, 1931–1941

This student interactive timeline, from the curriculum unit, “The United States and Europe: From Neutrality to War, 1921–1941,” is designed to illustrate the U.S. response to crises in Europe and East Asia during the years 1931–1941.