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

Van Buren Cartoons

History & Social Studies
Victory in Europe: Normandy Invasion and Campaign

Victory in Europe: Normandy Invasion and Campaign

Although the campaign in the Mediterranean was successful in forcing Italy out of the war, Allied military planners by late 1943 had concluded that it would not be enough to defeat Nazi Germany. As a result, priorities were shifted to an invasion of France across the English Channel.

History & Social Studies

What Are the Qualities of a Good Military Leader?

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Art & Culture
What is Sor Juana wearing?

What is Sor Juana wearing?

Lesson 1: The Sonnets, Sor Juana, the Poet

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a major literary figure, and the first great Latin American poet, is a product of el Siglo de Oro Español (Spanish Golden Age). Explore the different facets of this painting to learn about Sor Juana and what the life of a nun was like in the 17th century.

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: Congress Expands Washington’s Powers

What problems was Congress attempting to address when it granted expanded powers to George Washington in 1776?

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: George Washington’s Early Military Experience

The essay Life Before the Presidency on the EDSITEment-reviewed website The American President describes Washington's earliest military experiences as "disastrous." He went on to modest success—at best—before he retired in 1758. Yet, the same article states that though Washington hesitated to accept the commission as Commander-in-Chief because of "the misadventures against the French and Native Americans," he was chosen by the Continental Congress to be Commander-in-Chief because the "leadership and charisma of the tall, quiet, stately Virginian was unsurpassed."