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

Launchpad: Browning's Last Duchess

Use the following links as you explore Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess."

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Chaucer's Wife of Bath

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Colonial New England

Read the following background about the development of English towns and their expansion in Massachusetts in the seventeenth-century.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Colonizing the Bay

Focusing on only the last two paragraphs of the document, have students read the first sentence and try to figure out what it is saying (see selection in student launchpad and in separate PDF with questions).

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Composition & Content in the Visual Arts

This launchpad is designed to help students unravel the connection between composition and content in the visual arts.