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: Marvell's Coy Mistress

Use the following links as you explore Andrew Marvell's poem, "To His Coy Mistress."

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Mexican Holidays

In this launchpad students will study four popular Mexican holidays and examine images to see how these particular celebrations represent Mexico's colorful history.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi”

O. Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi” reflects the true meaning of Christmas. This student resource provides English Language Arts students with an independent close reading of a Common Core State Standard exemplar text (grades 9–10) for fiction.

Art & Culture
Launchpad: Paul Revere

Launchpad: Paul Revere

Read the directions and make use of the resources this LaunchPad is linked to to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Wood's painting.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Pearl S. Buck

American author Pearl S. Buck spent most of her life in China. She returned to America in 1934, "an immigrant among immigrants … in my native land." In this launchpad, students will explore American attitudes toward immigration in the 1930s through Pearl S. Buck's essay, "On Discovering America." They will explore the meaning of the term "American" in this context and look at how the media portrayed immigrants.