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
Man in the Middle: Thomas Day and the Free Black Experience (video)

Man in the Middle: Thomas Day and the Free Black Experience (video)

Thomas Day (1801–ca. 1861) was a successful free black furniture maker and businessman who stood “in the middle” of competing forces in nineteenth-century America: between black and white, slave and free, North and South, and Africa and America.

Art & Culture

Martin Puryear's "Ladder for Booker T. Washington"

Interactive image map

Art & Culture
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

This student interactive, from an EDSITEment lesson plan, allows students to explore Grant Wood's painting, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

History & Social Studies
Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?

History & Social Studies
Mission US: For Crown or Colony? The Game

Mission US: For Crown or Colony? The Game

Mission US (Mission 1: Crown or Colony?) is an interactive adventure game designed to improve the understanding of American history by students in grades 5 through 8.

The first game in a planned series, Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?” explores the reasons for Revolution through the eyes of both Loyalists and Patriots in 1770 Boston.  This website provides information and materials to support the use of Mission 1 in your classroom. Download all the teacher materials as a DOC or PDF.