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Teaching the New Colossus: Poetry, Student Voice, and American Identity

Grade Level Grades 5-8, Grades 10-12
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Annie Polland, Executive Director of the Tenement Museum, offers a way to reimagine Emma Lazarus's landmark poem, The New Colossus (The poem most famously associated with the Statue of Liberty) as a way to deepen student understanding of immigration and American identity as well as an opportunity to create their own civic poetry.

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Teaching the New Colossus_ Poetry, Student Voice, and American Identity.pdf

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May 5, 2022
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