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: Hayden and Roethke

Students examine the relationship of poetic form and content, shaped by alliteration, consonance, repetition, and rhythm, in two poems about fatherhood: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz."

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Henry David Thoreau’s Essay “On Civil Disobedience”

This Launchpad guides students through Henry David Thoreau's classic political essay, "On Civil Disobedience."

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Images of the New World

Look at the images below and describe what you see in detail i.e. clothing, jewelry or body decoration, what they are doing, village layout. Make some inferences about these people based on this image. Compare the watercolor to the engraving.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Introducing Jane Eyre

What was life like for women during the Victorian age? You will explore several websites that describe life in the Victorian era, a term used to describe the culture and society during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Keep in mind that like all broad claims about a society, the following are examples of life during this time, and only begin to reveal the complexity of Victorian-era livelihood.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: JFK, LBJ and Civil Rights

This lesson provides students with an opportunity to study and analyze the innovative legislative efforts of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson in the social and economic context of the 1960s.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Joan of Arc

How do firsthand accounts reflect on Joan of Arc’s role in the Hundred Years’ War and her posthumous rehabilitation?