I would agree. It can only add to clear understanding and Kaizen! Even the simple button is more complex then it appears. A button, an LED and a switch is probably single best place to start for a student.
I had a note on this Eagle diagram that a fez pin could source only 4mH. Not sure where I picked that up at, as the NXP datasheet says something like 100mH.
BTW - Stacy. Is that your first or last name? My last name is Stacey.
Would two resistors work? The actual button uses three.
Also, I noticed many of the e-blocks have room for a 3-pin breakout pads. Never can know why someone may need/want to use them in future.