Student Activities

86 Result(s)
Grade Range
K-5
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. Click on the various tabs across the bottom of the interactive to bring up the different statistical maps.

Grade Range
6-8
On the Eve of War: Civil War Commanders

An interactive that introduces the principal generals on both sides of the American Civil War, listing biographical and military history information.

Grade Range
K-5
Cuban Missile Crisis Interactive

This interactive puts the student in the role of President Kennedy, having to decide among several options for responding to the presence of Soviet missiles in Cuba.

Grade Range
6-12
Interactive Map on the D-Day Invasion of Normandy

Students may be interested in getting a sense for what combat in the European theater was really like. Most of the pop-ups on the interactive map include oral histories by men who participated in these engagements.

 

Grade Range
K-5
Battle of Thermopylae

The Greek historian Herodotus (c. 484-425 BCE), our best source of information about the battle of Thermopylae, depicted in the movie 300, was born several years after the battle actually took place, but the memory of that heroic stand was still very much alive among the Greeks.