Teacher Institute on Poetry and Literature
Thursday, August 18, 2005, 2005; 9 am - 4 pm
Or Saturday, October 22, 2005; 9 am - 4 pm
The Learning Center, James Madison Building of the Library of
101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC
25 educators from around the country
Provided educators with an opportunity to engage in discovery learning and to develop strategies to teach about Poetry and Literature with Library of Congress primary sources.
The Institute featured the exhibition Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and the Leaves of Grass as well as Poetry180 a program developed by Billy Collins former Poet Laureate of the United States. Educators had a chance to make the American Memory virtual collections REAL for their students. They learned to download and use images, texts, maps, sound recordings and films off line, to make history “come alive” for students.
(Registration was limited to the first 25 applicants for either date)
Read More About It:
- Allen, Gay Wilson and Ed Folsom, eds. Walt Whitman and the World. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995.
- Ceniza, Sherry. Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Women Reformers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998.
- Epstein, Daniel Mark. Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington. New York: Ballantine Books, 2004.
- Killingsworth, Jimmie. Whitman's Poetry of the Body. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
- Loving, Jerome. Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
- Miller, Edwin Haviland. Selected Letters of Walt Whitman. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1990.
- Morris, Roy, Jr. The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
- Pannapacker, William. Revised Lives: Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Authorship. New York: Routledge, 2004.
- Price, Kenneth M. To Walt Whitman, America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
- Reynolds, David S. Walt Whitman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
For Children and Young Adults:
- Kerley, Barbara. Walt Whitman: Words for America. New York: Scholastic Press, 2004.
- Loewen, Nancy. Walt Whitman. Mankato, Minnesota: Creative Editions, 1994.
- Reef, Catherine. Walt Whitman. New York: Clarion Books, 1995.
- Whitman, Walt. Nothing But Miracles: From Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. Susan L. Roth, illustrator. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2003.
On the Web:
- The Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs
Harned Walt Whitman Collection. A Library of Congress Manuscript
Division American Memory site.
- The Walt Whitman Archive. A scholarly resource including
hypertext manuscripts and bibliographic, scholarly and teaching
materials. Edited by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price.
http://www.whitmanarchive.org (external link)
- Whitman and Slavery. A lesson site by Kenneth M. Price.
Part of “The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/fdw/volume1/price/ (external link)
- Walt Whitman House in Camden, New Jersey. Information on the Mickle Street historic residence where the poet lived in the last years of his life. Web site by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/historic/whitman/ (external link)
- Cybercasts of Library of Congress related public programs held
on March 25, 2005, which included a serial reading of “When Lilacs
Last In the Dooryard Bloom'd,” and the “Death of Lincoln Lecture” by
poet Mark Epstein and Air Force Band concert on April 14, 2005.