Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis

Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing Poetry Analysis
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  1. Culminate a deep analysis of the most famous poems of 1800s America with a Socratic Seminar and extended writing activity in this everything's-included, no-prep mini unit. Perfect for those shortened weeks, right before a holiday break, or to close your study of the first half of American history, t
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Deeply analyze Walt Whitman's famous poem and connect to its larger historical context of the early 1800s Industrial Revolution as well as to the all-American themes of opportunity, democracy, and equality in everything's-included, no-prep lesson.

This lesson brings the cross-curricular ELA skills of poem analysis seamlessly into your U.S. History class with an inclusive-to-all-reading-levels poem.

Turn this into a week or two mini unit!

1800s Poetry & Patriotism Mini Unit and Bundle

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

A poem crafted to celebrate and exemplify the contributions of the common man.

A poem that forgot to mention the oppressed factory worker, the enslaved African American, and the exiled Native American.

Take your students through Whitman's list: the craftsman, the farmer, the fisherman, being sure to also consider who isn't listed. What lasting legacy do these omissions have on the memory of history?

At the same time, 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

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Denotation, connotation

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Included in this complete lesson:

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

- “I Hear America Singing” text with ample annotating space

- DECODE graphic organizer worksheet

- Suggested teacher keys, both in annotating and graphic organizer formats

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

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Want to incorporate more poetry into your U.S. History course?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Paul Revere's Ride"

Francis Scott Key's "Defense of Fort M'Henry" (The Star-Spangled Banner)

Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!"

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