1. Walt Whitman: Comprehension Quiz

Source: American Experience

Identify 15 inaccuracies in a narrative of Walt Whitman's life. Rewrite the paragraph, correcting the misinformation.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies

Topics: Literature: American. Poetry and Poets. United States History: 1850-1877.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

2. Walt Whitman: The Evolution of a Book - and Its Author

Source: American Experience

Explore the evolution of Whitman's poetry through a comparison of four specific poems, each added to one of the four printings of Leaves of Grass. Consider contemporary events that influenced each poem's mood and theme.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Reading & Language Arts, Social Studies

Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Literature: American. Poetry and Poets. United States History: 1850-1877.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

3. Walt Whitman: Whitman's Unique Voice

Source: American Experience

Research and report on the lives and works of 19th-century poets and compare their poems to those written by Walt Whitman.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Reading & Language Arts

Topics: Critical Thinking Skills. Literature: American. Poetry and Poets.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project