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
The Creation of the Bill of Rights: "Retouching the Canvas"

The Creation of the Bill of Rights: "Retouching the Canvas"

This interactive map of the first 13 states highlights the ratification process in each state.

History & Social Studies

The First American Party System: Democratic-Republican Platform

The rivalry between the Federalists and Republicans was bitter. What were the key positions of the parties? How important to the parties' positions were their basic attitudes toward constitutional interpretation (Federalists, broad interpretation / Democratic-Republicans, strict interpretation)? Which positions of either party resonate in the politics of today? Fill in the respective party positions for each category listed.

History & Social Studies

The First American Party System: Federalist Platform

The rivalry between the Federalists and Republicans was bitter. What were the key positions of the parties? How important to the parties' positions were their basic attitudes toward constitutional interpretation (Federalists, broad interpretation / Democratic-Republicans, strict interpretation)? Which positions of either party resonate in the politics of today? Fill in the respective party positions for each category listed. Fill in the respective party positions for each issue category listed

History & Social Studies

The First American Party System: The Platforms They Never Had

Fill in the respective party positions for each issue category listed. Can be used in conjunction with Lesson 3 of The First American Party System: Events, Issues, and Positions.

Art & Culture

The Greek Theater

Welcome to the Greek Theater! Take a seat and look around. Use the EDSITEment LaunchPad to learn about the structure of the Greek theater. Click on each section of the stage in the following image to answer questions about it and write down notes. Finally, "Test Your Knowledge" about the Greek stage. These instructions are always available by clicking on the Help button. Click on Finish to print out your work.

History & Social Studies
The Kansas–Nebraska Act: Interactive Map

The Kansas–Nebraska Act: Interactive Map

An interactive political and demographic map of the U.S. in 1854 that allows users to se the economic, demographic, and political makeup of regions and states at the time. The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular sovereignty allowed the settlers of a federal territory to decide the slavery question without interference from Congress.