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 actually producing poetry.

In addition, students are exposed to the tenants of the Common Core Standards — acquiring the understandings of words and complex texts, building awareness of language and enhancing their comprehension skills.

With a knowledgeable Educator, students tour an authentically furnished 19th century farmhouse, the Walt Whitman Birthplace, home of America’s great poet, and enter the room in which he was born. In the modern Interpretive Center they view exhibits, such as, a wall of 130 photos of Whitman, a 19th century printing press (replica of the one used by Whitman) and hear a recording of Walt’s voice reading his poem, America.

Estimated time: 2.5 hours

Monday – Friday………………………Minimum Fee $150

$8.50 / student…………..…………… (Sept., Dec., Jan., Feb., June)

$9.50 / student………………..……… (Oct., Nov., Mar., Apr., May)

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

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