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: “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

This Launchpad, adapted from http://www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s short story “Harrison Bergeron.”

History & Social Studies
Launchpad: “Speech to the Third Army” by George S. Patton, Jr.

Launchpad: “Speech to the Third Army” by George S. Patton, Jr.

Examine the rhetorical and leadership qualities of General George S. Patton, Jr. speech to the Third Army given on June 5, 1944, the eve of the Allied invasion of Europe.

History & Social Studies
Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

This Launchpad provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Mark Twain’s short story “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg.”

History & Social Studies
Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

This Launchpad provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Willa Cather’s short story “The Namesake.” After reading the story, you can click on the videos to hear editors converse about the story.

Art & Culture

Lesson 2: Symmetry and Balance Interactive

Bergognioni: Symmetry and Balance