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: Revolution '67

History & Social Studies
The Creation of the Bill of Rights: "Retouching the Canvas"

The Creation of the Bill of Rights: "Retouching the Canvas"

This interactive map of the first 13 states highlights the ratification process in each state.

History & Social Studies
Launchpad: A Guided Exploration of the Events of 9/11

Launchpad: A Guided Exploration of the Events of 9/11

This Launchpad looks at the tragic events on 9/11 and all of the heroes who helped Americans recover from that day. It asks students to think, "What makes a hero?"

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Frederick Douglass's “What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was a former slave who became the greatest abolitionist orator of the antebellum period. During the Civil War he worked tirelessly for the emancipation of the four million enslaved African Americans. In the decades after the war, he was the most influential African American leader in the nation.

He delivered this speech on July 5, 1852. It is generally considered his greatest and one of the greatest speeches of the 19th century. Before you read the speech you can follow these links to learn more about Douglass’s life and the evolution of his thought in this period.

History & Social Studies

Celebrating Constitution Day

The introductory movie to EDSITEment's Constitution Day index.

Literature & Language Arts

William Wordsworth's "The Daffodils" (Poem)

Similes compare one thing or idea to another, utilizing as or like to set off the comparison.