Monday, April 08, 2013
Poetry Month-John Greenleaf Whittier
The Whittier Home Association in Amesbury, MA has published a free curriculum guide to the the poet. It comes in three parts: Overview and Teacher Resource Materials, Classroom Activities, and Map and Walking Tour. Here's what they have to say about it:
The Whittier Home Association is pleased to introduce Teaching Whittier, a FREE three-part resource designed to facilitate and promote a connection between schools, the local community and the Whittier House through engaging, historically relevant and fun educational programming. Presented as downloadable PDFs, the curriculum as a whole offers a variety of activities, lesson-plan supplements, and materials for use in a classroom setting and/or on a site visit.
Worksheets, ideas and projects can be used as building blocks to a field trip at the Whittier House or stand-alone as complimentary curriculum-based materials and information. All parts of the curriculum are meant to encourage active learning and further investigation into the life and times of John Greenleaf Whittier.
My encounter with Whittier several years ago: Whispered Fragments, Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay, lines from Whittier's poems on trees at Maudslay State Park