September 17

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

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  • Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: The Battles of the Civil War

    Through the use of maps and original documents, this lesson will focus on the key battles of the Civil War, Gettysburg and Vicksburg and show how the battles contributed to its outcome. It will also examine the "total war" strategy of General Sherman, and the role of naval warfare in bringing about a Union victory.

Constitution Day: Final Draft of the Constitution signed

September 17, 1787

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William Carlos Williams, American poet, born

September 17, 1883

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  • Lesson 2: Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 2: Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem

    This lesson prompts students to think about a poem’s speaker within the larger context of modernist poetry. First, students will review the role of the speaker in two poems of the Romanticism period before focusing on the differences in Wallace Stevens’ modernist “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.

  • Seeing Sense in Photographs & Poems
    Lesson Plan / Art & Culture
    Seeing Sense in Photographs & Poems

    Through close study of Alfred Stieglitz’ 1907 photograph "The Steerage" and William Carlos William's 1962 poem "Danse Russe," students will explore how poetry can be, in Plutarch’s words, "a speaking picture," and a painting (or in this case a photograph) can be "a silent poetry."