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: Welty's "A Worn Path"

In this student Launchpad, study Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" and the history of comics, then create your own comic strip.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Wharton's Ethan Frome

Students practice strategies of "close reading" in order to understand Edith Wharton's gripping tragedy about an unhappy marriage set against the stark backdrop of rural New England

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Witnesses to Joan of Arc and The Hundred Years' War

Group I: Testimony from Joan of Arc’s Condemnation Trial and Group II: Testimony of Joan’s Friends from Her Nullification Trial

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Women Aviators in WWII

This launchpad explores the contributions of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II, and their aviation legacy.

History & Social Studies
Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

Launchpad: “Chamberlain” by Michael Shaara

This Launchpad, adapted from the What So Proudly We Hail curriculum, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance students' reading and understanding of “Chamberlain,” a chapter from Michael Shaara’s novel The Killer Angels. After reading the story, you can click on the videos to hear a discussion of the story conducted by Eliot A. Cohen (Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies) with the editors of the anthology, Amy and Leon Kass.

Art & Culture

Launchpad: “Fear and Trembling” by Søren Kierkegaard

This Launchpad uses the freely available Walter Lowrie translation of Fear and Trembling to introduce students to the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard.