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: Salem Witch Trials

In 1691, a group of girls from Salem, Massachusetts accused an Indian slave named Tituba of witchcraft, igniting a hunt for witches that left 19 men and women hanged, one man pressed to death, and over 150 more people in prison awaiting a trial. Through this launchpad, students will explore the characteristics of the Puritan community in Salem, learn about the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and try to understand how and why this event occurred.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Slavery in Revolutionary Era

Was the American Revolution inevitable? This launchpad is designed to help students understand the transition to armed resistance and the contradiction in the Americans’ rhetoric about slavery through the examination of a series of documents. While it is designed to be conducted over a several-day period, teachers with time constraints can choose to utilize only one of the documents to illustrate the patriots’ responses to the actions of the British.

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Symmetry and Balance (Student)

In this launchpad, students learn how artists use symmetry and balance to convey a sense of harmony in their works.

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Symmetry and Balance (Teacher)

In this launchpad, teachers will instruct students how artists use symmetry and balance to convey a sense of harmony in their works.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: The Albany Congress and Political Identity (North American Colonists)

Explore three different points of view (British, American and Native American) on Empire.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: The Path of the Black Death

The Effects of the Black Death: Group 3