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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 all-inclusive no-prep lesson.

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Greatness is appreciating the layers of poetic word in the expression of thought.

A poem written as a favor to raise money to a pedestal on which to display an unbelievable gift from France.
It 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 a new way in which to examine poetry, using the DECODE method:
Define
Emotion
Change, continuity, contrast, compare
Outside information
Denotation, connotation
Evalute

Included in this complete lesson:
- Lesson overview and detailed step-by-step plans
- Statue of Liberty image handout for brainstorming
- Statue of Liberty and Colossus of Rhodes image comparison handout
- “The New Colossus” text with ample annotating room
- Suggested answer key
- DECODE Poetry Source Analysis handout that works with ANY historical poem

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Want to make this into a 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 great way to round out your Gilded Age or Progressive Era unit

Want more 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.
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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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