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

The Sedition Act: The Thrust of the Arguments

An online chart on the Aliens and Seditions act for students to fill out in conjunction with the curriculum unit: The Sedition Act: Certain Crimes Against the United States.

History & Social Studies
The Kansas–Nebraska Act: Interactive Map

The Kansas–Nebraska Act: Interactive Map

An interactive political and demographic map of the U.S. in 1854 that allows users to se the economic, demographic, and political makeup of regions and states at the time. The Kansas–Nebraska Act of 1854: Popular sovereignty allowed the settlers of a federal territory to decide the slavery question without interference from Congress.

History & Social Studies
An Early Threat of Secession: The Missouri Compromise, 1820–1821

An Early Threat of Secession: The Missouri Compromise, 1820–1821

Interactive map illustrating the geography, demography, and political division of the United States as a result of the Missouri Compromise over the issue of Slavery in 1820–21

History & Social Studies
On the Eve of War: Civil War Commanders

On the Eve of War: Civil War Commanders

An interactive that introduces the principal generals on both sides of the American Civil War. Accompanies Lesson Plan 1 of the EDSITEment curriculum unit: The American Civil War: A "Terrible Swift Sword."

History & Social Studies
Battles of the Civil War: campaigns map

Battles of the Civil War: campaigns map

A comprehensive animated map showing the locations and travel routes of the major Civil War military campaigns.

History & Social Studies
The American Civil War: on the eve of the war

The American Civil War: on the eve of the war

A student interactive that uses a series of animated maps to summarize all the factors and statistics on the United States on the eve of the American Civil War. Accompanies the EDSITEment curriculum unit: The American Civil War: A "Terrible Swift Sword."