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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Art & Culture

Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre

Instructions: For Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
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.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Witnesses to Joan of Arc and The Hundred Years' War

Group I: Testimony from Joan of Arc’s Condemnation Trial and Group II: Testimony of Joan’s Friends from Her Nullification Trial

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.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Twelve Angry Men

Begin the lesson by assigning students to either read or view Twelve Angry Men. Distribute the following questions beforehand. These same questions may serve as the basis for either group or class discussion of the play/film.

Art & Culture

Symmetry and Balance: Bergognioni

Instructions