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

James Madison: The Second National Bank: Venn Diagram

Use the Venn Diagram, with two intersecting circles. One circle is for Marshall's arguments in the section of his opinion quoted in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819), the other for Madison's. In the intersection between the two circles put those arguments that are essentially the same for both men. Begin by making a list.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad for Activity 3: How Did the Flintstones Really Live?

This Launchpad takes students on an adventure to the most famous cave of all, Lascaux, in southwestern France, and asks them to look around carefully, at what is inside it.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: "Bartleby, the Scrivener," by Herman Melville

This Launchpad guides students through Herman Melville's short story, "Bartleby, the Scrivener." It is augmented with video discussions.

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: "The May-pole of Merry Mount," by Nathaniel Hawthorne

This Launchpad, adapted from, provides background materials and discussion questions to enhance your reading and understanding of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The May-pole of Merry Mount.”

Literature & Language Arts

Launchpad: 'You Kiss by the Book'

The following resources will be valuable as you examine the lyric form and conventions in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.