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

What's in a Name: Characteristic and Patronymic Names -- Second Game

For EDSITEment Lesson: How Did Surnames Come to Be? Match each surname to its meaning. A correct answer will win you two stars. Continue until the chart is filled with stars.

History & Social Studies

What's in a Name: Characteristic and Patronymic Names -- First Game

For EDSITEment Lesson: How Did Surnames Come to Be? Match each surname to its meaning. A correct answer will win you two stars. Continue until the chart is filled with stars.

History & Social Studies

Campaign of 1824: Candidates and Issues

Using material from the lessons and the related links, fill in the information as completely as you can on each of the candidates in the presidential election of 1824.

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: What are the Qualities of a Good Military Leader?

Have students complete the chart, "George Washington as Commander in Chief." Discuss the results. In what ways had Washington become a better leader since his first military command?

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: George Washington’s Early Military Experience

Have students complete the first chart—"George Washington's Early Military Experience." Discuss the results. What signs were there in his early career that Washington would become an effective military leader? In what ways did he show in his military career up to 1758 that he was learning from experience?

History & Social Studies

What Made George Washington a Good Military Leader: Congress Expands Washington’s Powers

What problems was Congress attempting to address when it granted expanded powers to George Washington in 1776?