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Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis

Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
Emma Lazarus The New Colossus Statue of Liberty Poetry Analysis
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Deeply analyze Emma Lazarus’s famous poem and connect to its larger historical context of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the “new” immigrants, and America’s melting pot with this everything's-included, no-prep lesson.

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Greatness is appreciating the layers of poetic word in expressing a complex idea.

A poem written as a favor to raise money for a pedestal on which to display an unbelievable gift from France.

The iconic poem that almost wasn’t written.

Take your students to the backstory of Emma’s inspiration, the poetic lens on which she saw this gift, and the lasting legacy these simply lines have had on not just the Statue of Liberty, but also the meaning of America.

Introduce your students to an in-depth, yet easy way in which to examine poetry, using the DECODE method:

Definition

Emotion

Change, continuity, contrast, compare

Outside information

Denotation, connotation

Encapsulate

Included in this complete lesson:

- Lesson overview and detailed step-by-step teacher plans

- Statue of Liberty image handout for prior knowledge brainstorm

- Statue of Liberty and Colossus of Rhodes image handout for comparison activity

- “The New Colossus” text with ample annotating space

- Suggested teacher key

- DECODE Poetry Source Analysis handout that works with ANY historical poem

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Want to make this into a full unit?

What is Our American Story: Immigration & the American Dream PBL Unit explore Ellis Island, the Great Migration, and Vietnamese Americans in this complete thematic unit

Mini PBL Unit: Ellis Island Immigrants round out your Gilded Age or Progressive Era unit by hearing their story

Want more turn-of-the-century primary source analysis?

Gilded Age Labor: hear the voices of those who felt unheard in this age of wealth.

Progressive Era: learn how enough passion can turn anyone into an agent of change.

Gilded Age: debate if Carnegie’s gospel of wealth makes society better.

Civil Rights: compare Du Bois & Washington arguments for the same goal- equality.

Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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