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

Launchpad: The Albany Congress and Political Identity (North American Colonists)

Explore three different points of view (British, American and Native American) on Empire.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”

Explore Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess."

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

Review the features of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (K–5)

Review the features of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: "The May-pole of Merry Mount," by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This Launchpad, adapted from www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The May-pole of Merry Mount.”

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Henry David Thoreau's Essay "On Civil Disobedience"

This Launchpad guides students through Henry David Thoreau's classic political essay, "On Civil Disobedience."