Goal Directed Lesson Plan: Walt Whitman's "The Year of Meteors"
This two-day lesson plan will introduce High School students to the poetry of Walt Whitman, and the associated ideas of realism and transcendentalism. This lesson plan utilizes a variety of educational technology tools, including an in-class presentation system (projector, internet-enabled computer) and a set of iPads (or other internet-enabled computer or mobile device.)
In this lesson, students will collaborate together to research the historical relevence of Whitman's poem, The Year of Meteors. In small groups, students will present the results of their research so the class will understand the historical meanings represented in Whitman's poetic verse.