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Carl Sandburg's Chicago: Bringing a Great City Alive Carl Sandburg's 1916 "Chicago" is one of the best known works of 20th century American literature. Included in countless anthologies, this poem made famous the description of Chicago...  (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Reading Rockets: National Poetry Month features video interviews with children's poets, a list of resources for learning through poetry, and suggested activities for celebrating National Poetry Month...  (PBS, Department of Education, supported by Department of Education)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Resources highlights resources in the collections of the Library of Congress, including personal paper and manuscript collections, the LGBT Life Database and the "Serving in Silence" stories...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass is a virtual tour of Whitman's life tracing the 40-year history of his famous masterpiece, from when it was first published (1855) to the ninth and final edition (1892). Depicted are...  (Library of Congress)
Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry examines 18 historical American songs and poems. Organized by time periods and considered from historical perspectives, songs and poems include Bonny Barbara Allan, Yankee Doodle...  (Library of Congress)
Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive features Whitman's poetry and prose, including his manuscripts, notebooks, and letters. It contains a searchable database of digitized images of original documents, transcriptions of...  (University of Iowa, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
William Blake Archive brings together Blake's disparate, widely dispersed, and often restricted major visual and artistic works in one searchable website. The archive contains scalable electronic editions...  (University of Virginia, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Online Poetry Classroom aims to provide professional development opportunities for high school teachers, set new benchmarks for poetry education, and create an online community of teachers and poets dedicated...  (Academy of American Poets, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Poetry provides more than 40 books of (and about) poetry written in the 19th century...  (Library of Congress)
Knowing Poe introduces us to the life, works, and writing techniques of Edgar Allan Poe. Learn about point of view in "The Cask of Amontillado." See Poe's edits in subsequent versions of "The...  (Maryland Public Television, supported by Department of Education)
Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest aimed to encourage memorization and performance of great poems. Materials to support that aim are provided online: texts of 450 poems, sound...  (The Poetry Foundation, supported by National Endowment for the Arts)
Poetry Everywhere provides 10 videos, as well as essays and lessons, to help students explore the power of language and build reading and writing skills. The videos feature seminal voices of poetry...  (Teachers' Domain, supported by Multiple Agencies)
Read.gov features classic books online for children and teens. Find the text and illustrations of "Humpty Dumpty," "Mother Goose," "The Three Bears," "Our Flag," "The Arabian Nights," "The...  (Library of Congress)
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was an American poet, historian, and folklorist. He won the Pulitzer Prize for this biography of Lincoln and a second for his poetry. His family’s home in...  (National Park Service)
Literature and Poetry Community Center is a collection of resources about poetry, literature, and writers -- William Blake, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. Hear...  (Library of Congress)
Found Poetry is a teaching unit that leads students to the famous Federal Writers Project and gets them started writing "found poems." Historical writings and primary sources feature Walt Whitman...  (Library of Congress)
Poet At Work: Recovered Notebooks from Walt Whitman features four Walt Whitman notebooks that disappeared from the Library of Congress in 1942 and that were subsequently returned in 1995. Images of the notebooks are available, as are...  (Library of Congress)
1900 America: Historical Voices, Poetic Visions is a lesson plan in which students create their own multi-media epic poems about the year 1900. Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" and Hart Crane’s "The Bridge" serve as artistic models...  (Library of Congress)

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