Student Activities

37 Result(s)
Grade Range
6-12
Analyzing Photographs from Across A Changing Nation

Students engage with materials developed as part of a partnership between the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Endowment for the Humanities to analyze the photographs captured during the original survey projects of the 1970s and create their own interpretations of places near and far to them.

Grade Range
6-12
U.S. Civil Rights Movements of the 20th Century

Using primary sources and an inquiry-based approach, students will research a civil rights movement and then share their findings in a small group, with the goal of learning about the complexities of civil rights activism that has shaped our efforts to form a more perfect union.

Grade Range
9-12
Southern Approaches to Europe

Southern Approaches to Europe walks students through Allied campaigns in North Africa and the Mediterranean during World War II.

Grade Range
9-12
Cold War Europe

Use this interactive map of Europe during the Cold War to explore key moments in the early Cold War.

Grade Range
6-12
Tale as Old as Time: Archetypes in Beauty and the Beast

The idea of the hero’s journey suggests that the adventures heroes and heroines undertake in many of our beloved stories follow a similar pattern. By broadly outlining these stories, you can see they contain characters and plot elements also found in fairytales and legends from different cultures.

Grade Range
6-12
Veterans Speak: War, Trauma, and the Humanities

"Veterans Speak: War, Trauma, and the Humanities" is the culmination of Governors State University's 2017 NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War project. This collection of clips from a discussion with scholars and Veterans is moderated by Kevin Smith, Director of Veterans Affairs at Governors State University. 

Grade Range
6-12
Crafting Freedom in early 19th century America

Crafting Freedom is a comprehensive NEH-funded resource on the African American experience during the early 19th century. The companion site includes short, classroom ready videos of reenactments based on primary sources and standards aligned lesson plans for grades 3-5 and 6-8 in social studies, language arts, and other humanities subjects.

Grade Range
9-12
“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

This Launchpad, adapted from http://www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s 1961 short story “Harrison Bergeron.” After reading the story, you can click on the videos to hear editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub converse with guest host James W. Ceaser (University of Virginia) about the story.