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
Greek Alphabet Interactive

Greek Alphabet Interactive

The Greeks inherited the alphabet invented by the Phoenicians, and used it to write their great literature.

History & Social Studies
Harriet Jacobs: 9 Feet Long and 7 Wide

Harriet Jacobs: 9 Feet Long and 7 Wide

Harriet Jacobs was a remarkable woman who was born into slavery in 1813 in Edenton, North Carolina, and died free in Washington, D.C., at the age of eighty-four. In her writing, she put an individual face on major social and political events of her era, particularly one of the most inhumane aspects of enslaved womanhood, sexual abuse and molestation by white men. After escaping from her master, she spent seven long years enduring great discomfort in the space she called “my dismal little hole,” a 9’ x 7’ x 3’ crawlspace above the porch of her grandmother, emerging only occasionally late at night to try to walk.

Art & Culture
Having Fun in the 19th Century: Fall River Line

Having Fun in the 19th Century: Fall River Line

You have to know the Fall River Line's history to successfully navigate the steamship toward its final destination.

History & Social Studies
Henry “Box” Brown’s Narrative: Creating Original Historical Fiction

Henry “Box” Brown’s Narrative: Creating Original Historical Fiction

Slave narratives are a unique American literary genre in which former slaves tell about their lives in slavery and how they acquired their freedom. Henry “Box” Brown escaped from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate (hence, the nickname “Box”) from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849.