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Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty

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Edgar Allan Poe dies

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Robert Frost, American poet, is born

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  • “Remember” by Joy Harjo, video

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    Ovid, Roman poet, born

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  • “Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco. Video

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  • “Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco

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    Richard Blanco

    This lesson plan is the eighth in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series. It provides a video recording of the poet, Richard Blanco, reading the poem “Translation for Mamá.” The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.