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: 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.

Art & Culture
Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere: Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

This student interactive, from an EDSITEment lesson plan, allows students to explore Grant Wood's painting, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

Foreign Language
Sor Juana Sonnet Unscrambler

Sor Juana Sonnet Unscrambler

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, a major literary figure and the first great Latin American poet, is a product of el Siglo de Oro Español (Spanish Golden Age). This exercise introduces students to her sonnet, “A su retrato.”

Literature & Language Arts

Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying": Printing Press

A culminating exercise for the curriculum unit on Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying."