Create & Explore Grade 3-8

“Create and Explore”

Grades 3 – 8

This program uses an interdisciplinary approach – a combination of language arts and social studies. In a poetry writing workshop taught by a published poet, students are encouraged to explore the creative process by reading and writing poetry. They explore the meaning of words, build awareness of language, and enhance comprehension skills.

With a knowledgeable educator, students tour the authentically furnished 19th century farmhouse, the Walt Whitman Birthplace, home of America’sgreat poet, born here in 1819. In the modern Interpretive Center, students view refreshed exhibit pictures of 19th century America, see Walt’s schoolteacher desk, and view an authentic printing press like one used by Walt.On the new large screen TV, students hear a recording of Walt’s voice reading his poem, “America,” and may view a video about colonial life on afarm.

Estimated time: 2.5 hours
Monday – Friday ........................Minimum Fee $150

$8.50/student (December and January)

Estimated time: 2.5 hours

To register for the program, contact Dr. Kelly Ronayne at 631-427-5240, ext. 113 or email educator@waltwhitman.org

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