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

Launchpad: "The May-pole of Merry Mount," by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This Launchpad, adapted from www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The May-pole of Merry Mount.”

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: 'You Kiss by the Book'

The following resources will be valuable as you examine the lyric form and conventions in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

History & Social Studies
Launchpad: A Guided Exploration of the Events of 9/11

Launchpad: A Guided Exploration of the Events of 9/11

This Launchpad looks at the tragic events on 9/11 and all of the heroes who helped Americans recover from that day. It asks students to think, "What makes a hero?"

Art & Culture

Launchpad: A Trip to Wonderland: The Nursery 'Alice'

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Nonsense Poetry and Whimsy

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: African-Americans & the CCC

Students learn about FDR and the African-American Civilian Conservation Corps.

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Allegory in Painting

This launchpad introduces students to allegory in the visual arts through the works of a number of well-known artists, including Thomas Cole and Caravaggio.