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
300 Spartans: The Bridge Over the Hellespont

300 Spartans: The Bridge Over the Hellespont

One of the greatest engineering feats of ancient times, Xerxes' bridge over the Hellespont was actually two bridges. See The Persian Wars and this Launchpad for more background. Here is an image of the Hellespont today, and a satellite image as well. This is a view of how the Hellespont might have looked in 480 BCE.

You will now rebuild that famous set of bridges.

History & Social Studies
300 Spartans: Xerxes' March to Greece

300 Spartans: Xerxes' March to Greece

You are Xerxes, King of the mighty Persian Empire, and you are about to embark on one of the greatest military campaigns in history.