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: FDR's Fireside Chats

In this launchpad, students listen to a portion of FDR's first fireside chat and then work together to determine the main points FDR is making.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Women Aviators in WWII

This launchpad explores the contributions of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II, and their aviation legacy.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: The Social Security Act

Students will use primary source documents to learn about the debate over the Social Security Act that took place from 1935-1937. This launchpad will introduce students to key arguments supporting and opposing the establishment of Social Security.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Exploring Arthurian Legend

Trace the elements of myth and history in the world of the Round Table.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Introducing Jane Eyre

What was life like for women during the Victorian age? You will explore several websites that describe life in the Victorian era, a term used to describe the culture and society during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Keep in mind that like all broad claims about a society, the following are examples of life during this time, and only begin to reveal the complexity of Victorian-era livelihood.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Joan of Arc

How do firsthand accounts reflect on Joan of Arc’s role in the Hundred Years’ War and her posthumous rehabilitation?