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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Art & Culture

Composition Basics: David Diagram 2 (figure 8)

3. Compose a Visual Symphony: Pulling towards the Center

Art & Culture

Composition Basics: David Line Drawing

3. Compose a Visual Symphony: Pulling towards the Center

Literature & Language Arts

Corbin Harney Water Song

Companion audio for “Remember” by Joy Harjo, lesson plan. introduce your students to the rhythm and sound of a Native American song, ask them to listen to the PBS audio recording of Corbin Harney of the Western Shoshone tribe singing “Water Song.” (Courtesy of Philomath Films, www.philomathfilms.com)

History & Social Studies
Cuban Missile Crisis Interactive

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. By clicking on the names of individual advisers, students can read the views of men such as Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. After studying the strengths and weaknesses of each option, the student will be asked to choose an option, which will then bring up a new window that evaluates the response.