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
The Search for Timbuktu

The Search for Timbuktu

A geographical and historical summary of ancient Timbuktu in Mali. Complete with questions for students.
History & Social Studies

Launchpad for Activity 3: How Did the Flintstones Really Live?

This Launchpad takes students on an adventure to the most famous cave of all, Lascaux, in southwestern France, and asks them to look around carefully, at what is inside it.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: "Bartleby, the Scrivener," by Herman Melville

This Launchpad guides students through Herman Melville's short story, "Bartleby, the Scrivener." It is augmented with video discussions.

Foreign Language

Planilla de aprendizaje para el estudiante: Esperanza renace de Pam Muñoz Ryan

In this Spanish-language launchpad, students will look behind the story at the historical, social, and cultural circumstances that help account for the great contrasts and contradictions that Esperanza experiences when she moves to California. The launchpad also invites students to contemplate some of the changes Esperanza undergoes as she grows from a pampered child into a resourceful and responsible young woman.

Foreign Language

Launchpad: "Oda al mar" de Pablo Neruda

This interactive Launchpad will guide you through several resources to learn about Neruda’s life, works, and one of his poems from Odas elementales, “Oda al mar.”

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Benjamin Franklin's Virtues

This Launchpad, adapted from www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Benjamin Franklin’s “The Project of Moral Perfection” a passage from his Autobiography.