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
Provide 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 will feature 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, you will also have a chance
to make the American Memory virtual collections REAL for your
students. Learn to download and use images, texts, maps, sound
recordings and films off line. You will be amazed by what you
can do to make history "come alive" for your students.
website (Registration is limited to the first 25 applicants
for either date) Other dates may be added.
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,
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
For Children and Young Adults:
Kerley, Barbara. Walt Whitman: Words for America. New
York: Scholastic Press, 2004.
Loewen, Nancy. Walt Whitman. Mankato, Minnesota: Creative
Reef, Catherine. Walt Whitman. New York: Clarion Books,
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.
Whitman and Slavery. A lesson site by Kenneth M. Price.
Part of "The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American
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/
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.