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: Colonizing the Bay

Focusing on only the last two paragraphs of the document, have students read the first sentence and try to figure out what it is saying (see selection in student launchpad and in separate PDF with questions).

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Picturing Lincoln

Study Gardner's Abraham Lincoln, February 5, 1865, and fill out The National Archives Photo Analysis Worksheet. Use the worksheet questions and the students' answers as a framework for a class discussion about the art. Encourage them to notice details that will help them understand Lincoln.

Art & Culture
Launchpad: Paul Revere

Launchpad: Paul Revere

Read the directions and make use of the resources this LaunchPad is linked to to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Wood's painting.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Welty's "A Worn Path"

In this student Launchpad, study Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" and the history of comics, then create your own comic strip.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Pride & Prejudice

Through this Launchpad, study Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and study her treatment of social class in the early 19th century as well as learn about the status of women in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Eleanor Roosevelt

This launchpad asks students to explore the various roles that Eleanor Roosevelt took on, among them: First Lady, political activist for civil rights, newspaper columnist and author, and representative to the United Nations. Students will read and analyze materials written by and about Eleanor Roosevelt to understand the changing roles of women in politics. They will look at Eleanor Roosevelt's role during and after the New Deal as well as examine the lives and works of influential women who were part of her political network. They will also examine the contributions of women in Roosevelt's network who played critical roles in shaping and administering New Deal policies.