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Author Study: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

These sites are about the life, career, and poetry of the nineteenth century American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Particular attention is given to his poems “Evangeline,” “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” and “Hiawatha.” There is access to over twenty Longfellow lesson plans through the Maine Historical Society website (the first site listed). Includes eBook access through Project Gutenberg and audiorecordings from LibriVox.

Grades

  • 8,
  • 9,
  • 10,
  • 11,
  • 12

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This site features information about Longfellow's life, work, poetry, family, and homes, as well as teachers' resources (including lesson plans) and other resources. Click on "For Teachers" to access 21 lesson plans on various aspects of Longfellow's work including the poems "Evangeline" and "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere."
Read a detailed biography of Longfellow from the Poetry Foundation and learn about the context of his work. Click on "Poems, Articles, and More" to access 36 of his poems, an article about the poet, a podcast, and more.
Learn about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's life, poems, and translations of other poets' works. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn about various aspects of poetry by studying the work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with this 10 day lesson plan. Includes essay topics, additional resources, and a Web link to audio files.
Download and read a free eBook version of Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" in HTML, Kindle, EPUB, and other formats.
Listen to an audiorecording of Longfellow's famous poem "Evangeline." Because the poem is in the public domain in the United States, it is available for listening at no cost. NOTE: Please check the copyright status of the poem if accessing the site from outside the United States. Also,the site links to sites with religious content.
Learn about how Longfellow's poem "Evangeline" became a Louisiana legend in this KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana Web entry.
Listen to the LibriVox audiorecording of Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" read by Bridget Rafferty.
Learn the truth about Paul Revere's famous ride and about other, lesser-known Revolutionary riders through this lesson plan geared towards students in grades 9-12. Includes activities, assessment instruments, and a list of additional resources. Use the side bar on the left of the page to navigate through the lesson. NOTE: This site includes mentions of corporate sponsorship that link to external sites.
Read the HTML full text of Longfellow's poem, "Hiawatha." Includes thumbnail images.
Listen to the LibriVox audiorecording of Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha."
This lesson focuses on aspects of Longfellow's poem "The Song of Hiawatha" by engaging students trough storytelling exercises and the sharing of family histories/traditions.
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