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Walt Whitman: Poems Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Many of the classroom activities in this lesson plan incorporate technology, especially as a means of presenting students with art and music associated with Whitman's poetry. The internet will be used for research either in class or for homework on all days, while specific technology uses are listed below:

Day 1: Students will view a PBS documentary on Whitman's life.

Day 2: Students will use the internet to research LGBTQ living conditions in the 19th century.

Day 3: Students will use the internet to research Whitman's opinions on the abolition of slavery during the Civil War.

Day 4: Students will research and listen to musical interpretations of "I Sing the Body Electric."

Day 5:...

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