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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Foreign Language

Planilla de aprendizaje para el estudiante: Esperanza renace de Pam Muñoz Ryan

In this Spanish-language launchpad, students will look behind the story at the historical, social, and cultural circumstances that help account for the great contrasts and contradictions that Esperanza experiences when she moves to California. The launchpad also invites students to contemplate some of the changes Esperanza undergoes as she grows from a pampered child into a resourceful and responsible young woman.

Foreign Language

Launchpad: "Oda al mar" de Pablo Neruda

This interactive Launchpad will guide you through several resources to learn about Neruda’s life, works, and one of his poems from Odas elementales, “Oda al mar.”

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Benjamin Franklin's Virtues

This Launchpad, adapted from, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Benjamin Franklin’s “The Project of Moral Perfection” a passage from his Autobiography.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: The Albany Congress and Political Identity (North American Colonists)

Explore three different points of view (British, American and Native American) on Empire.

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess”

Explore Robert Browning's poem, "My Last Duchess."

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Getting to Know the First Amendment! (6–12)

Review the features of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.