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LC Subject Heading: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

Historical Items

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Item 4114

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, London, ca. 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: London Media: Albumen print

Item 4141

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow miniature, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Media: Paint on ivory in brass frame

Item 12227

Facsimile of sketch by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1829

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1829 Location: Goettingen Media: Ink on paper

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Acadian Community: "Evangeline," Le Grand Dérangement, and Cultural Survival

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the history of the forced expulsion of thousands of people from Acadia, the Romantic look back at the tragedy in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous epic poem Evangeline and the heroine's adoption as an Acadian cultural figure, and Maine's Acadian community today, along with their relations with Acadian New Brunswick and Nova Scotia residents and others in the Acadian Diaspora. Students will read and discuss primary documents, compare and contrast Le Grand Dérangement to other forced expulsions in Maine history and discuss the significance of cultural survival amidst hardships brought on by treaties, wars, and legislation.