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Walt Whitman as a Model Poet: “I Hear My School Singing”
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 50-minute sessions|
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 31
Students write and illustrate their own children's stories using the text from a Walt Whitman poem.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 14
Students consider how America, Americans, and the flag are represented in different patriotic songs and hypothesize about the reasons for their differences.
Grades K – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Student engagement with community becomes the centerpiece of the book, an engagement that takes place across disciplines through projects involving history, environment, culture, and much more.