Dennis D. Edmondson, Mt. Ararat High School, Sagadahoc County
- English Language Arts -- Reading
- Social Studies -- History
"The Village Blacksmith" was a much celebrated poem. Written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poem appeared to celebrate the work ethic and mannerisms of a working man, the icon of every rural community, the Blacksmith. However, what was the poem really saying?
- Students will explore the role of the blacksmith as a symbol of economic change during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
A resource developed through the "Longfellow & the Forging of American Identity" program funded by NEH