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
Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

Launchpad: “The Namesake,” by Willa Cather

This Launchpad provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Willa Cather’s short story “The Namesake.” After reading the story, you can click on the videos to hear editors converse about the story.

History & Social Studies
Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

Launchpad: “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg” by Mark Twain

This Launchpad provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Mark Twain’s short story “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg.”

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

This Launchpad, adapted from http://www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s short story “Harrison Bergeron.”

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.