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: Eleanor Roosevelt

This launchpad asks students to explore the various roles that Eleanor Roosevelt took on, among them: First Lady, political activist for civil rights, newspaper columnist and author, and representative to the United Nations. Students will read and analyze materials written by and about Eleanor Roosevelt to understand the changing roles of women in politics. They will look at Eleanor Roosevelt's role during and after the New Deal as well as examine the lives and works of influential women who were part of her political network. They will also examine the contributions of women in Roosevelt's network who played critical roles in shaping and administering New Deal policies.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Emancipation Proclamation: Activity 1

Introduction to the Emancipation Proclamation

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Emancipation Proclamation: Activity 2

The Steps That Led To Emancipation

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Emancipation Proclamation: Activity 3

The African-American Perspective

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Esperanza Rising

In this launchpad students will look behind the story at the historical, social, and cultural circumstances that help account for the great contrasts and contradictions that Esperanza experiences when she moves to California. The launchpad also invites students to contemplate some of the changes Esperanza undergoes as she grows from a pampered child into a resourceful and responsible young woman.