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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Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: London's "To Build a Fire"

Read the first two paragraphs of Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” and then look at the following images. How do they compare to London’s description?

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Crane's "The Open Boat"

Read the first section of Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat,” and then look at the following images. How do they compare to Crane’s description?

Art & Culture

Launchpad: Composition & Content in the Visual Arts

This launchpad is designed to help students unravel the connection between composition and content in the visual arts.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Hayden and Roethke

Students examine the relationship of poetic form and content, shaped by alliteration, consonance, repetition, and rhythm, in two poems about fatherhood: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz."

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Trade in Old Babylonia

You are an archaeologist uncovering artifacts found in Old Babylonia. What can you learn from them about trade there as well?

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Marvell's Coy Mistress

Use the following links as you explore Andrew Marvell's poem, "To His Coy Mistress."