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

Launchpad: Eleanor Roosevelt

This launchpad asks students to explore the various roles that Eleanor Roosevelt took on, among them: First Lady, political activist for civil rights, newspaper columnist and author, and representative to the United Nations. Students will read and analyze materials written by and about Eleanor Roosevelt to understand the changing roles of women in politics. They will look at Eleanor Roosevelt's role during and after the New Deal as well as examine the lives and works of influential women who were part of her political network. They will also examine the contributions of women in Roosevelt's network who played critical roles in shaping and administering New Deal policies.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: African-Americans & the CCC

Students learn about FDR and the African-American Civilian Conservation Corps.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: FDR and the Lend-Lease Act

This launchpad focuses on the expansion of executive power involved in the Lend-Lease program.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: FDR's Fireside Chats

In this launchpad, students listen to a portion of FDR's first fireside chat and then work together to determine the main points FDR is making.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: Women Aviators in WWII

This launchpad explores the contributions of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II, and their aviation legacy.

History & Social Studies

Launchpad: The Social Security Act

Students will use primary source documents to learn about the debate over the Social Security Act that took place from 1935-1937. This launchpad will introduce students to key arguments supporting and opposing the establishment of Social Security.