Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: A Collection of Lesson Plans for Middle School Students

Gail Roller, Biddeford Public Schools, York County



  • English Language Arts -- Reading
  • Social Studies -- History

5-20 days

  • 1775-1850
  • 1851-1920

These lessons were developed for seventh graders. The lesson plans can stand on their own or they can be integrated into language arts, social studies or even a science curriculum. Teachers should feel free to adapt and use these plans to suit their needs. The objectives and activities are suggested as a starting point. It is my hope that after teachers and students are exposed to this sampling of Longfellow's poetry they will be motivated to read and study more of his works.