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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What a thinker! What a writer! What a name, Wadsworth Longfellow!
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

This site, created by the Maine Historical Society, is a comprehensive collection of Longfellow-related information, as well as a resource for researchers, educators, and anyone with an interest in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The site is well-designed and organized with an interactive navigation bar in the middle of the main page that allows users to view a brief synopsis of each area by rolling the mouse over the names of each section.

This is a one-stop source of information about the life and work of one of Americas most renowned literary figures, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The information is divided into seven sections that include a biography, an essay about Longfellows works and his influence, information about his family and his homes, and a searchable database of his poems and lesson plans for teachers. The database of poems is quite extensive and can be searched by keyword or sorted by title, first line, publication name, or publication year. For teachers, there is a collection of interdisciplinary lesson plans that were developed by teachers. Lesson plans, available in a printer-friendly format, include suggested grade levels, learning objectives, materials and resources, and classroom activities.


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