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

EDSITEment and Common Core: "A Raisin in the Sun"

Drawing on the EDSITEment’s lesson plan on Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this presentation will demonstrate how teachers can use EDSITEment resources to satisfy the expectations of the Common Core while meeting the diverse needs of students in the classroom. See also the related feature.

History & Social Studies
Elizabeth Keckly: “My Dear Mother”

Elizabeth Keckly: “My Dear Mother”

Elizabeth Keckly was a remarkable woman who was born into slavery in 1818 just south of the major market center of Petersburg, Virginia. She learned her craft—sewing—from her mother, who was an expert seamstress enslaved in the Burwell family. When Reverend Burwell, Keckly’s master and half-brother (they shared a father) relocated to Hillsborough, North Carolina, in 1832, she soon followed. Six years later, Anna Burwell, Keckly’s mistress, started a school for young girls in the family home, with an already over-worked Keckly charged as the sole servant.

Art & Culture

Emmanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware

Roll over the image to explore the areas of the painting, clicking to bring up the descriptive pop-ups. Make notes in the pop-up's tabs to prepare you for the follow-on multiple-choice questions (under "Test Your Knowledge"), and answer the essay questions on the pop-up tabs. After completing these tasks, follow the instructions for printing out your answers and notes, and you can also print the image istself.

Literature & Language Arts

Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying": Printing Press

A culminating exercise for the curriculum unit on Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying."

History & Social Studies
Following the Great Wall of China: Interactive Map

Following the Great Wall of China: Interactive Map

You are about to build China's Great Wall and learn about the great Chinese imperial dynasties.

This detail map of China is the area from the inset (lower right) map of the whole of the Chinese mainland.

Wall Segment (Route) Legend:

legend image showing segment of wall

When the user answers a question correctly, a blue "segment" of the Great Wall is added.