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 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."

Foreign Language
Colores: Learning Colors in Spanish

Colores: Learning Colors in Spanish

Follow the instructions to use and complete this multiple-choice quiz on the names of colors in Spanish. This interactive has audio elements to it. The interactive is most effective when the user allows the audio portion of each panel to complete before moving on to the next panel.

History & Social Studies
Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission US 2: Flight to Freedom

Mission US is a multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games.

In Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?

Art & Culture
Thoreau's Circle: Who's Who in Transcendentalism

Thoreau's Circle: Who's Who in Transcendentalism

This resource is intended to assist students in drawing interconnections between members of the small group of American literati that made up Thoreau’s circle based in Concord, Massachusetts, and who spawned the transcendentalist movement.

History & Social Studies
Greek Alphabet Interactive

Greek Alphabet Interactive

The Greeks inherited the alphabet invented by the Phoenicians, and used it to write their great literature.