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 Aztecs — Mighty Warriors of Mexico — Student Activity

Fill in the white text boxes below each question (Please Note: wrap text in the boxes and use punctuation marks to save space instead of separating items with carriage returns). For information to help you answer the questions, use the following web sites as references: Aztec Society — Conquistadors. When you complete your answers, print out this page.

Art & Culture

Norman Rockwell and Freedom of Speech

This lesson plan highlights the importance of First Amendment rights by examining Norman Rockwell’s painting of The Four Freedoms. Students discover the First Amendment in action as they explore their own community and country through newspapers, art, and role playing.

History & Social Studies

The First American Party System: The Platforms They Never Had

Fill in the respective party positions for each issue category listed. Can be used in conjunction with Lesson 3 of The First American Party System: Events, Issues, and Positions.

History & Social Studies
The Birth of Cuneiform Writing

The Birth of Cuneiform Writing

An interactive timeline on the origins of the cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia. Can be used with the lesson plan: The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Battle of Thermopylae

The goal of this Launchpad is not only to get you thinking about the differences between Xerxes and Leonidas, the Persians and the Greeks, but also to guide you to greater understanding of the way history is represented and interpreted from a specific point of view.
Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Wharton's Ethan Frome

Students practice strategies of "close reading" in order to understand Edith Wharton's gripping tragedy about an unhappy marriage set against the stark backdrop of rural New England