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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The Great Society and the Case for the Humanities

The Great Society and the Case for the Humanities

When Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs, especially the war on poverty and civil rights legislation, dominated most of the domestic agenda and the Vietnam War was being escalated abroad, the nation’s lawmakers and the president established a federal agency exclusively devoted to supporting the humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Launchpad: “Fear and Trembling” by Søren Kierkegaard

This Launchpad uses the freely available Walter Lowrie translation of Fear and Trembling to introduce students to the philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard.

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The Greek Theater

Welcome to the Greek Theater! Take a seat and look around. Use the EDSITEment LaunchPad to learn about the structure of the Greek theater. Click on each section of the stage in the following image to answer questions about it and write down notes. Finally, "Test Your Knowledge" about the Greek stage. These instructions are always available by clicking on the Help button. Click on Finish to print out your work.

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The Search for Timbuktu

The Search for Timbuktu

A geographical and historical summary of ancient Timbuktu in Mali. Complete with questions for students.

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Thoreau's Circle: Who's Who in Transcendentalism

Thoreau's Circle: Who's Who in Transcendentalism

This resource is intended to assist students in drawing interconnections between members of the small group of American literati that made up Thoreau’s circle based in Concord, Massachusetts, and who spawned the transcendentalist movement.