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: The Social Security Act: Activity Two

"Selling" the Social Security Act

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: The Sound and The Fury

Published in 1929, The Sound and the Fury is often referred to as William Faulkner's first work of genius. Faulkner's style is characterized by frequent time shifts, narrator shifts, unconventional punctuation and sentence structure, as well as a stream-of-consciousness technique that reveals the inner thoughts of characters to the reader. This launchpad will examine narrative structure and time, narrative voice/point of view, and symbolism throughout The Sound and the Fury.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Trade in Old Babylonia

You are an archaeologist uncovering artifacts found in Old Babylonia. What can you learn from them about trade there as well?

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Twain and American Humor

In this launchpad, students examine structure and characterization in several short stories and consider the significance of humor through a study of several American writers.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Twelve Angry Men

Begin the lesson by assigning students to either read or view Twelve Angry Men. Distribute the following questions beforehand. These same questions may serve as the basis for either group or class discussion of the play/film.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Understanding the Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials-Understanding the Hysteria