Teacher Guide

Leaves of Grass Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

There are various smartphone applications that include the entirety of Leaves of Grass and allow students to read them from a phone. One can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=wiktoria.goroch.quotes_wh.

Whitman's poetry (specifically "O Captain! My Captain!") features heavily in the film Dead Poets Society, which might be interesting for students to watch before they begin to study Whitman.

On Day 1, students may use PowerPoint or Prezi to create short presentations, and will use Pinterest to visually represent their responses to Whitman.

Day 2's activities utilize a great deal of music to express a cross-genre response to Whitman, and require software and...

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