Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High

Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
Song Lyrics Coldplay & Walt Whitman Poetry Compare & Contrast Middle & High
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Have any teens who say they hate poetry? Well, teens love music - and this two-day lesson is a great way to bridge that love into an interest in poetry.

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Both immersed in transcendentalism - Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" is compared and contrasted with "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade 8) and any year of high school. Music by Coldplay will engage and motivate students and it connects so well to this amazing Walt Whitman poem. It's just elusive enough to make them wonder and an effective connection to transcendentalism. Then after putting together the metaphoric puzzle, most will be amazed and impressed at what poetry, and their minds, can do. Anticipatory activities, assessments, resources, and more will provide you with everything you need for a memorable two-day experience with this Arts and Humanities infused lesson.

This twenty-page lesson resource provides multiple activities, deep-level thinking, and differentiated assessments for a two-day lesson. Students will compare, contrast, analyze, and interpret "The Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) and Coldplay's rock song, "The Scientist."

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"I had such a great time teaching this lesson. I've heard my kids singing the song and talking about it at softball practice after going over it. Thank you for an engaging lesson that 'sticks.'"

"So fun, so engaging. My students knew the song from "somewhere" and when they heard it they sang along, light bulbs going off with understanding. Awesome lesson, great for all learners, and a wonderful way to bring transcendentalism to life."

"My students loved this assignment! Thank you for helping me to connect to them."

Great poetry and compelling song lyrics with music = fun and motivational for secondary and junior high students!

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