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
Henry “Box” Brown’s Narrative: Creating Original Historical Fiction

Henry “Box” Brown’s Narrative: Creating Original Historical Fiction

Slave narratives are a unique American literary genre in which former slaves tell about their lives in slavery and how they acquired their freedom. Henry “Box” Brown escaped from slavery by having himself shipped in a crate (hence, the nickname “Box”) from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1849.

History & Social Studies

Holocaust and Resistance: The Faces of Resistance

In this assignment students will use the interactive archives at the EDSITEment reviewed website the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide them with evidence that the impulse to resist remained alive during the Holocaust. You can access the museum's collections, including the archive, here. Students can use the online note-taker and outline tool to record their findings. Ask students to complete the following task:

History & Social Studies
How to Win a World War: East Asia and the Pacific in World War II

How to Win a World War: East Asia and the Pacific in World War II

Map of the World War II Pacific Theater. Use in conjunction with the curriculum unit: American Diplomacy in World War II

History & Social Studies
Interactive Map with D-Day Invasion of Normandy

Interactive Map with D-Day Invasion of Normandy

This student interactive zoomable map from EDSITEment shows students the locations of major event that took place during WWII in Europe.

Literature & Language Arts

Interactive: Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

This interactive asks the student questions to compare and contrast two literary works: The Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart.