• Carl Sandburg Home Spring

    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Curriculum Materials

The park's Education Program provides grade appropriate activities to help you and your students learn about Carl Sandburg. Pre and Post activities can be completed in the classroom while on-site activities can be completed while visiting the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Find the activities below that best meet your teaching needs. If you would like to visit with your class, please see Plan a Field Trip.


K-2nd grade:
Life on the Farm
3-5th grade: Sandburg Through Time
6-8th grade: Through the Eyes of a Poet

9-12th grade: The Sandburg Spectrum

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  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: On-site - From Prairie Town Boy to Famous Writer

    This lesson is intended to be used following a tour of the Sandburg Home and can be completed on-site or in the classroom after a visit.

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Pre-visit - Connemara Farm

    This lesson can be used to prepare for a visit, or as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom. Students will explore Mrs. Sandburg's prize-winning dairy goats with a focus on learning about the properties of goat's milk, how it's different from cow's milk and how goat's digest differently than humans.

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Post-visit - Why Goat's Milk?

    This lesson is intended to be used following a visit to the Sandburg, but can be used as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: On-site - Sandburg's Writing "Spring Grass"

    This lesson is intended for on-site at the park, but can be used in any outdoor location near the classroom.

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5, Post-Visit: Sandburg Through Time - Autobiographical Poem

    This lesson is intended to be used following a visit to the Sandburg, but can be used as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom.

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Pre-visit - Sandburg Through Time, Growing Up

    This lesson can be used to plan for a visit to the Sandburg Home or as a stand-alone lesson in the classroom. Students will explore one of Sandburg's literary genres: autobiography through Carl Sandburg's autobiography for children, Prairie Town Boy.

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    Grade 3-5: Pre-visit - Poets and Poetry

    Students will explore one of Sandburg's literary genres: poetry, using his poem "Fog". Lesson plan guides the student on ways to physically express poetry and then write their own, based on a "fog" formula.

Did You Know?

a photo of Carl Sandburg's writing office located on the top floor of his Connemara home

This office, tucked into the southwest corner of his Connemara home, receives very little sunlight until well into the morning. This is the way Mr. Sandburg preferred it. He produced many pieces of work in this office, including the one-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln from his six-volume set.